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Bethlehem UMC

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Visitation

Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Wednesday May 17th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Thursday May 18th, 2017
11:00am

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Elizabeth Lee Hammill

Elizabeth (Lib) Lee Williams Hammill, 87, of Gold Hill, NC, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, following a short period of declining health.

A celebration of her life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3335 Bethlehem Church Road, Gold Hill, where she was a member for 70 years. The Rev. Beverly M. Maulden and the Rev. Rick Durham will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Hammill family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gordon Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. 

Elizabeth was born in Lenior County, NC, on Sept. 18, 1929, to Walter Spencer Williams and Margie Elizabeth Earnhardt Williams. When she was three-and-a-half years old, her mother died and her mother’s parents, John and Willie Earnhardt, took in Elizabeth, her brother and her sister, rearing them at their home in Cabarrus County.

A 1947 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, Elizabeth married Billy Joseph Hammill on Sept. 20, 1947, a marriage that lasted 57 years before he passed away on Dec. 21, 2002. In addition to her beloved Billy, her parents and grandparents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her brother, John Williams; her sister, Billie W. Ridenhour; two sons, Joseph Kerry Hammill (2007) and wife Sharon(2016) and Alton Lee Hammill (2016); and a grandson, Cary Grant Hammill (2014).

Her greatest joys were as a homemaker, mother and grandmother. When she took time for herself she enjoyed quilting, working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. As long as her health allowed, she participated in activities at Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, the St. John’s Grange of which she was a member and the Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry. In her younger days, she enjoyed traveling, both on bus tours and on day trips by car. All her days, she was an avid reader. 

Survivors include four sons, Walter Kelly Hammill (Lana), Larry Williams Hammill (Penny), Barry Allison Hammill (Gina), and David Scott Hammill (Laura); a daughter, Libby Ann H. Flowers (Wayne); daughter-in-law, Janis Raymer Hammill; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and friend and helper, Cris Ridenhour.

Contributions in Elizabeth’s memory may be directed to Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s mailing address, 535 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, NC, 28071; Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC, 28081


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I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

M Jones May 22 2017 12:00 AM

Sending prayers and love to the entire family. We have so many memories to hold on to. Let the memories help you find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. May God bless and comfort you.

Dawn Ridenhour May 16 2017 12:00 AM

Mrs Lib I am going to miss you I needed you as much as you needed me I love you and will miss doing puzzles with you and Lena Till we meet again my Ladybug

chris ridenhour May 16 2017 12:00 AM

God gained a beautiful angel. Lib was the sweetest lady and always had kind words to say. I know her and my mom are together talking about old times. My prayers to the family during this hard time.

Alice Linker May 16 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry. We will be praying for God to give strength and comfort to the family. Love, Ronald and Janice Eury

Ronald and Janice Eury May 15 2017 12:00 AM

Teresa Huffstickler May 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Hammill

Teresa Huffstickler May 15 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, the whole family is in my prayers and thoughts. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give you peace and comfort. God bless you all!

Teresa Huffstickler May 15 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers and blessings to all the family and friends . Libby you are a great friend, and my heart goes out to you

janice Livengood May 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Hammill

janice Livengood May 15 2017 12:00 AM

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