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Ivalee Whitehead Hamilton


Ivalee Whitehead Hamilton, age 97 of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau.

Ivalee was born on November 27, 1922 in Gainesville, Florida to the late Ivan and Perrylee Collins Whitehead.

Ivalee and her sister, Reba grew up on a large plot of land where their father raised cattle. He hired a young man named Jeff Hamilton to help with the cattle. Jeff would prove to be an excellent choice, not only did he help with the livestock, but he would help fix things around the house. Ivalee and Jeff would later fall in love and marry on December 26, 1941. Jeff served honorably in the Army for four years during World War II.

Ivalee and Jeff moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida where Jeff was employed by Container Corporation of America for 39 years. Together they raised their children Marsha and Michael in a Godly home.

Ivalee was described by her daughter Marsha as a precious, loving & Godly mother and she and her husband did a wonderful job of raising their children.

She was an active and longtime member of Memorial United Methodist Church for many years until her declining health kept her at home. The "Ivalee Hamilton Circle" was named after her by the wonderful Methodist Church women.

Ivalee is preceded in death by her parents in 1984; her husband, Junior Jefferson Hamilton in 2003; her son, Michael Jefferson Hamilton in 2016 and her sister Reba Whitehead Gilbert in 2016.

She leaves behind her daughter, Marsha H. Carman and her husband Bob; Nieces, Kay G. Shea, Sue G. Davis, Len G. Capote and their families; Cousins, LaVerne, Sam, Kevin, Greg Hamilton and their families as well as Ruth John Givens, Linda Sapp, Kathryn Roberts Learn, Ken Karl, Keith Roberts and their families. She will also be missed by the Collins, Justice, Whitehead and Yates families and Ivalee's adopted families, Jean, Betty and Donna Landress, Laura, Lottie, Chris Lathrop and their families.

Her family wishes to thank everyone for being part of their mother's life.

A private family graveside service will be held in Bosque Bello Cemetery with Pastor Mark "Charlie" Charles officiating.

Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034


CHRIS BRYAN October 6, 2020
Mrs. Hamilton was a sweet, wonderful women, she has always been a part of my life and that has been a true blessing. She was a special part of our church. I still miss seeing her in the sanctuary. She was always happy and always helping everyone. She will be missed and always remembered. Love, Chris

GAIL COOK October 6, 2020
Marsha, I have such fond memories of your mother. She was always so sweet and helpful. Your love for her really came through this tribute. Praying for you and your family

RONNIE AND FAY MOORE October 6, 2020
Marsha you have been a wonderful and loving daughter. Your Mother was a lovely Christian lady and she taught you well. Much love and prayers .

SHERRY SUTTON October 7, 2020
Marsha I�m so sorry for your great loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest women I ever knew. Praying for you during this difficult time. You took such great loving care I�d your mom

TED GREEN October 7, 2020
Love and prayers from the Carl Green family on the loss of your dear Mother.

DELL DUNMAN October 7, 2020
Marsha, I�m so sorry. Your mom was one of the best and I was so blessed to have known her all these years. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. I know without a doubt that my mom met her as she entered heaven!

BECKY FISHER October 7, 2020
Marsha, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was such a sweet and loving person. She has touched the Taylor and Fisher lives for many years. God has her now!

JIMMY MOCK October 7, 2020
My sincere condolences to you and your family.

I was just thinking about you and your Mom. You were so blessed to have her so long. I remember how much Ed loved both of them. Miss seeing you. Love you and know that your Mom is now in Heaven with the rest of the family and Jesus.

CARL & BARBARA October 8, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love Barb and Carl

TOMMY TILMAN October 8, 2020
Marsha you have been a loving mother especially in her time of need. Gloria and I are so sorry for your loss. May your mother rest in peace. Please, you and Bob be safe and stay strong. Thanks for all that you do.

JACK CAMPBELL October 8, 2020
Mrs. Hamilton was a wonderful lady. Mr. Hamilton and Mike used to work on all of Dads Volkswagens. My Christian sympathies and prayers go out Marsha and her husband.

MARCY MOCK October 9, 2020
Marsha, I am so very sorry. I know you will miss your sweet mother. She will always be right there in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care.

Marsha, my condolences for the loss of your mother. What a wonderful woman who influenced so many of us. God bless you and all of your family.

JANET KVARDA October 11, 2020
I was a member of the Ivalee Circle.. We would ride back and forth from meetings together.. She gave me great lessons on old Fernandina landmarks and history. She always put others first and would do more than her share of jobs. I will cherish the memory of knowing her. Rest well sweet lady. My sincerest sympathy to all her family.

DORIS BRUCE October 14, 2020
Marsha I am so sad to hear this news. Your mom was a special lady. She was a good neighbor and her love was always showing in things she did. All of you were so good to me when I moved across the street as a young bride. I felt the love and her and your dad and you and Michael were family. I love this picture of your mom and dad.

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