Bobbye Florence Hamilton

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Bobbye Florence Burns Hamilton passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on March 17, 2021.  Mrs. Hamilton was born on August 19, 1930 in Shiloh, Texas to James Hamlin Burns and Mary Eddie Stone Burns.  Bobbye was a very active member of the Linden United Methodist Church for 65 years, teaching Sunday school and serving on many committees.  She was also dedicated to civic organizations such as the PTA, Wildflower Trails, and the Relay for Life.  She received her most cherished award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1975 when she was given the Silver Beaver, reserved at that time mostly for men scout leaders.  Along with her husband, Red, Bobbye was presented with the Chamber of Commerce Civic Award for Volunteerism in 1997.

Whether you referred to her as Mama, Granny Bobbye or Aunt Bo her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews were always shown unconditional love.  She loved her family fiercely.  Bobbye was an avid sports fan and never missed a chance to watch her sons, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren play, though she never found a referee or umpire she liked and made no bones about telling them so.

Married for 71 years, Mrs. Hamilton is survived by the love and light of her life, Kenneth Carl “Red” Hamilton, her two sons and their wives, Kenny and Tina Hamilton, and Kevin and Pam Hamilton; grandchildren, Kassie and Justin Watson, Ryan and Alaina Hamilton, Haley and Wes Troxell, Kallie and Will Daniel, Austin and Karla Sewell, and Riley Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Carter Watson, Cole Watson, Rhett Daniel, Grant Hamilton, Brock Troxell,  Luke Hamilton, Vivian Bo Daniel, Benson Troxell, and one sister-in-law, Wanda Burns.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James “Hamm” and Mary Burns; a sister Mary Ann Penny, and two brothers, Glen Rowe Burns and Donald “Duck” Wayne Burns.

Services will be Sunday March 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM at Linden United Methodist Church with Matt Graves and Kelly Krones officiating.  Burial will follow in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.  There will be time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Linden United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Linden Cemetery Association, PO Box 864, Linden, Texas 75563 or The American Cancer Society PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.                                                                                                                                                          


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  1. Ms Bobbie was a very sweet lady. Enjoyed her in the Sunshine Class. She will be missed. My condolences to the family. May Gods arms wrap around you in this time of grief.

  2. Love and prayers for all of you. She was a joy when she came to shop and so very sweet.loved her so much

  3. So sorry for the loss of Bobbye. She will be missed by all. Prayers and sympathy extended to all the family.

  4. Sorry to hear about Bobbye. She was such a good friend to Margaret and the Lovelace family! Our thoughts and prayers for the Hamilton family.

  5. What a life well lived! Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May your precious memories bless you with peace and comfort.

  6. Miss Bobbye was such a special lady, always so kind and gracious. I know she will be missed tremendously yet I trust that all the family and friends will be comforted by many memories of her love and how she shared it so generously. That love will live on. I regret I cannot be there for the services but will be there in spirit.
    Love to you all. Joyce

  7. Fond memories of Bobbye and Red from when I was growing up in Linden. Much love and huge hugs to each of the family members!

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  9. Aunt Bo was such a blessing in our lives. A true servant to others and a light of warmth and love in this world. She will be dearly missed. Uncle Red Kenny and Kevin we are holding you in our hearts and prayers

  10. Much love and prayers for you all as you celebrate the life of Aunt Bo. She was an amazing woman that gave so much and I'm blessed to have had her in my life

  11. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. She was a great lady and a considered one of the family to us. Her kind gentle spirit will live in our hearts always.

  12. We are so sorry about Mrs Bobbye and know that she will be missed. Our love and prayers are with the family and especially Red. He needs all the love and care that the family can give. We love you all and take care of each other.

    Love ,
    Cotton & Ann

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