Nancy E. Hammonds, age 85 of Gaylord, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Nancy was born on August 9, 1932 in Gulf, Texas to Lloyd and Lilly (Malcom) Helton. On August 13, 1949, she married the love of her life Billy Hammonds in Arkansas, and together they raised four children.
Nancy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and singing, while her family especially enjoyed her cooking. They were regularly treated to German chocolate cakes, jams, jellies, and donuts. Nancy was also a proud member of Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church. She loved her family and friends and doted over them as often as she could.
She is survived by her children, Charlotte (James) Wickson of Gaylord, Larry (Janice) Hammonds of Lake Orion, Freda Curry of Clarkston, & Doug (Beverly) Hammonds of Galt, CA; grandchildren Scott, Christopher, Melissa, Jason, Keri, Brandon, Ryan, & Sarah; great-grandchildren Geoffrey, Ashleigh, Meghan, Erica, Kendall, Connor, Logan, Béla, Kizzie, Violet, Sebastian, Micah, Rain, Claire, Elliot, & Merit; great-great-grandchildren Kenley, Ilyana, Nikolai, & Flynn; siblings Betty, Bobby, Joyce, Butch, & Sonny; as well as many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, & cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd & Lilly; husband of 60 years, Billy; grandchildren Elizabeth & Caren; and siblings Allen, James, Doc, & Billie.
Funeral services will be held at Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at noon with Rev. Allen Wayne Hammonds officiating.
Visitation will be held at Nelson Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm & 6pm to 8pm. The family will begin receiving visitors at the church on Wednesday, April 11, from 11am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Nancy Hammonds Estate Fund.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, Michigan, 49734.