Mary Louise Hamlin (June 07, 1943 - February 11, 2024)

In loving memory of
Mary Louise Hamlin
  • June 07, 1943
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  • February 11, 2024

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In loving memory of

Mary Hamlin

Passed away on February 11, 2024


Mary Louise Hamlin, 80, of Longwood, FL, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024.  She left surrounded by family after a brief illness.

Mary was born in West Palm Beach on June 7, 1943, to Robert Franklin Simpson and Edna Louise Simpson.  She married her teenage sweetheart, Wayne Thomas Hamlin at the age of 18.  In 1983 the family moved to DeLand where she lived for the following 40 years.  Mary and Wayne were married 44 years until Wayne’s passing in 2005.

Mary is survived by two sons, Alvin C. Hamlin (Leslie Ann Hamlin) and Paul B. Hamlin, her five grandchildren (Ryan, Tyler, Cassidy, Matthew, and Samuel), her sister, Jackie Hollman (A.J. Hollman), and her best friend, Lucia Vanhoof.

Mary did God’s work as a teacher’s assistant to special needs children for many years prior to retiring. She was always quick to offer a cheerful, helping hand to anyone.  She was a faithful volunteer to many causes throughout her life.

Mary was a devoted and dearly loved mother, grandma, wife, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, and friend.  She was a grandmother straight out of a fairy tale or Norman Rockwell painting. Her entire family has been blessed beyond description to have had her in their lives.

Mary’s 80 years on this earth were far too few.  The world is a better place because she was in it.

Her memories will be forever cherished, and her love and presence sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Friends of the Smokies in memory of Mary Hamlin:

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  1. Vicky Hines lit a candle:
    07 Mar 2024
    Lit since March 7, 2024 at 3:21:15 PM

  2. Vicky Hines says:
    07 Mar 2024
    Mary was one of the kindest people I've ever met. From the very beginning she was so inviting to talk to as she told me stories about all of her travels and her family that she loved so much. We instantly formed a friendship and along with my mom and Lucia became a wonderful foursome. We enjoyed going shopping, to events, playing board games, painting or just taking a walk around the neighborhood. I'm going to miss her so much. I can still see her smile and hear her laugh in my head and through the heartache it makes me happy that I was one of the lucky ones that got to her in my life. I love you Mary.

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    07 Mar 2024
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  4. Kathy lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2024
    Lit since March 4, 2024 at 3:11:36 PM

  5. Sherry (Mossy) says:
    19 Feb 2024
    I can hear her laugh! Such a lady. Aunt Mary was so active and loved life. I’m so sorry and send my condolences to all of you—Alvin & Leslie, Paul, Matthew and Samuel, Tyler, Ryan and Cassidy. Prayers to all of you

  6. Jennifer Urban says:
    14 Feb 2024
    Aunt Mary was always smiling. Never heard a mean word come from her mouth. So suddenly gone, but know she is resting in paradise with loved ones who went before her. Sending prayers to Alvin and Paul for strenght and peace. You were great sons to her!

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