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.
10 comments on “Hammonds, Nancy”
I love you, Mama!
We will miss you Aunt Nan.
This beautiful Christian woman was one of Gods Ambassadors. She walked and talked the word of God. She was a beautiful example of a true christian. I loved her dearly and will be seeing her at that great wedding supper alone with so many of the old time warriors whose race is finally over. She held out to the end. Go to your eternal rest sis, we are not far behind. I love you my dear sister in Jesus.
You always knew how to make me feel good no matter what….everyone loved to be around you I’m so sorry you were alone when you passed away. Wish I could have been there so you wouldn’t have been alone.
Aunt Nan leaves a wonderful legacy of family, friends, and memories. 🌹
Missing you already nanny. Wanted to call you about the Tiger opening day yesterday, really miss that with you. Love you.
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
Charlotte I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady who I was very happy I got to know. I loved her accent and listening to her stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go thru this difficult time. (Kelly from Gaylord Family Practice).
We will miss the birthday calls from Aunt Nancy. I could always count on a call from her on my birthday and various other times of the year! She was a very special Christian lady who just happened to be my aunt and I know she is checking out her new home now!! Praying for all of our family as she will be greatly missed.