top of page

Share a Memory:

Upon submitting your memory, please refresh your page to view your condolences.

Your content has been submitted

An error occurred. Try again later


Mike and kim marsh

I really enjoyed getting to know Ms Faye and talking with her these last few years. Our deepest condolences to this famiky. You mother was loved deeply.

Sandee D Wilder

My deepest condolences to the Family. Mrs Hamilton was an inspiration to me with her godly ways & love for her Family. Her hidden recipes were truly my treasure from her & I am so thankful to have been given them from her. She was already a loving Mother in Law to me when Wayne & I were together quite a few years. The Family was Family to me. I am so deeply sorry to hear of such a wonderful woman that gained her wings. Kim, Sandra & Mr. Hamilton she will be missed. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I hope you all find peace with the fond memories you have shared with her

Cherri Hursey

Faye lived near me, she was a sweet lady.She talked about her husband and her church alot. See you in heaven and yes her eyes were beautiful!

Dee Anna Mixon Gillespie

Oh the beautiful memories I have of Miss Faye cooking away in the kitchen. She knew my favorites and cooked them with love. Miss Faye was a mother figure to me when I needed one. She was sweet and kind. I will fondly remember her with much love and admiration.

Jo Ann Swails Martin

Sheryl, Gerald, Russell and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Faye’s passing, she was truly a remarkable lady. Our love and prayers are with you all, love Jo Ann

Sherry Benner Graddy

Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the love and memories of your mom will help comfort you and your family at this difficult time.

Marian Phillips

Sandra and family. Im so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Ive known her at least 45 yrs. She was a very sweet loving, giving person with the heart of an angel. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Marian

Theresa Moore

Sandra, so sorry for your loss. She was a great caring and loving lady. I remember her when we were younger. She will be missed. Sending prayers 🙏 as you and your family go through this difficult time. Rest in peace Mrs. Hamilton.

Anne Trostel

Sandra and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so sweet when I would see her. Prayers for you all.

Marie Seagraves LaSor

Russell, Sandra, and Kim, I will be praying for each of you during this difficult time. Faye was a good hearted person and loved to help others. I know her health was failing and she is now at peace with her Lord. I wish mama and I could be there for you but being so far away we aren’t able to. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jean Seagraves

I lost a dear friend and will always have her in my heart. I know that everyone will remember her with warm thoughts. Love you Russell, Sandra, and Kim.


Sandra , I was very sorry to hear about Miss face passing. I really liked her. She was a pleasant, gentle, generous soul. I will miss riding her and listening to her laugh and talk. May she rest in peace!

Nella Faye Hamilton


Nella Faye Hamilton was born on September 23, 1941, to Minnie Belle and Rudolph Meeks in Alma, Georgia. Faye left her family's loving arms and entered the embrace of her heavenly Father on December 15, 2023. Faye, affectionately called Nana by her grandchildren, was deeply loved by her family and many friends. Faye is survived by her husband of 63 years, Russell Wade Hamilton; daughters, Sandra (Diego) Rodenas and Kimberly (Andy) Powell; grandchildren, Julia Rodenas, Staton Williams, and Carter Williams; sister, Sheryl (Alan) Peacock; brother, Gerald (Terry) Shrouder and many nieces and nephews.

In heaven, she joins those who went before her, including her loving son, Russell Wayne Hamilton, sisters, Vassie Shrowder and Voncile Putnam, niece, Gina Neeld, nephew, Michael Hamilton, her parents, grandparents, and several of her closest friends whom she loved as sisters.

Faye graduated high school in Alma and met her future husband, Russell, on the beach in Jacksonville soon after. Russell always said that he fell in love with her eyes. If Helen of Troy had the face that launched a thousand ships, then Faye had the eyes that melted thousands of hearts throughout her life, including the day she left this earth.

Faye was also very well known for her superior culinary skills. She loved to cook and share food with others all around the island. Many noted her generous and loving nature, making her a remarkable woman and child of God. She was also a waitress favored by many patrons at the original "Follow the Red Sign" Sandbar restaurant.

Faye leaves behind a family deeply mourning her passing and many faithful friends who are helping her family through this time of deep sorrow.
Using Faye's parting words to all she loved, her family wishes everyone a Blessed day!

Visitation for Faye will be held from 12 – 1 pm on Saturday, December 23, 2023, with services immediately following at 1 pm. Services will be held at Fernandina Church of God of Prophecy, 2712 S 14th St, Fernandina Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Faye's great love for animals, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of Nassau County, 639 Airport Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


bottom of page