Barbara Sue "Bobbie" Smith Hamilton, 66, of Lake Charles, LA died at 7:49 PM on Monday, May 16, 2011 in a local hospital.
Mrs. Hamilton was born January 17, 1945 in DeRidder, LA and was a 1962 graduate of Merryville High School. She was a member of St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church and worked as the manager of Belts Plus since 1988. She enjoyed reading, fishing, and cooking, and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and sister.
Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her sons, Dr. Herbert M. Hamilton, Jr. and wife Karen of Lake Charles, Dr. Kevin M. Hamilton and wife Dana of Kaplan, LA, and Keith Hamilton and wife Jodie of Grapevine, TX; daughters, Angela Gill and husband Sherwood of Lake Charles and Tina Bradley and husband Lance of Port Neches, TX; brother, A. J. "Bo" Smith of Mobile, AL; best friend, Vera Franks of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Eric Milner, Luke Milner and wife Celeste, Kallie Hamilton, Kendal and Kaden Bradley, Tanner Hamilton, and Izzy and Jacob Hamilton; step-grandchildren, Cameron and Haley Gill and Lacey Charlie; and step-great-grandchild, Adda Grace Dupont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert M. Hamilton, Sr; and sister, Lillian Smith.
Her funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Karl Klaus will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and continue on Friday from 9:00 AM until the start of the service.
Donations can be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, Attn: Development Office, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital ICU for the care given to their mother.