Carole Robbins Hamper
On October 27, 2020, Carole (Robbins) Hamper passed away surrounded by her children. So many affectionate names come to mind when we think of her…..to her sister and brother, she is “Byrd”; to her grandchildren and great grandchildren she is “Meme”; to her children and their friends she is “Mom”.
Mom was born and raised in Marion, Ohio. After graduating nursing school in Dayton, Ohio, she went on to live a life serving and caring for others. She retired from the Brevard County Health Department where she worked in various programs including school health, tuberculosis, storm relief, vaccination clinics, and rabies.
To all who ever met or knew her, she was an incredibly loving, patient, humble, and non-judgmental person who felt that every human being mattered. To her family, she was the matriarch and the hub of all that is good. She was the glue that ensured we would all work hard to get along and unconditionally love each other always.
A saying by Maya Angelou comes to mind when I think of her, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
That’s the thing about mom…..she had an incredible knack of making people feel safe, loved, and cared for no matter what their circumstances. In reflection while writing this, I believe she was incredibly proud of the children she raised and how much in her likeness we are. We will spend the rest of our lives praying we can affect others in the wonderful way that mom did.
We will love you for eternity,
Robin, Michael, and Chris
Visitation will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Thursday, November 5, from 12:00 to 1:00 with a Funeral Mass to follow at 1:00.
Memorial contributions may be made to KLS Foundation KLS