Carole Robbins Hamper

Born on August 15, 1943 in Marion, Ohio.
Departed on October 25, 2020 in Viera, Florida

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… 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

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Debra Steinberger, RN from Palm Bay wrote on June 25, 2021:
Well, I am shocked to have learned about Carole's passing. I was introduced to Carole in 1990 when I began my journey with the BCHD. She was working in school health and I worked the clinics. She was everything that I have read how people have described her. Kind, caring, knowledgable and very specifically to the rule. I came to know this very directly when she came to me in '96 or '97 asking me. If I would be interested in taking on her supervisory role in School Health Area 1. I was honored she came to me as I knew how very particular she was and how she ran the program. Needless to say I was hesitant to accept the offer as I knew they were big shoes to fill. But I did and she was a great mentor and support person through my transition. I always remained ever grateful to her. I am deeply saddened go have learned of her passing. I have been retired for 5 years with 20 yrs with the Health Department. I had thought about her today. And came across this very sad news. We Were also fellow Leo's and every August 15 I remember her. Our world was a better place because of her presence. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Debra Steinberger 6/25/2021
Julia Weber from Louisville wrote on November 2, 2020:
Carole and I were classmates at Good Sam. I remember her from 1964 very cute and very sweet. It sounds like you have many wonderful memories . May they remain in your heart and give you peace.
Ellen L Borchers from Franklin wrote on November 1, 2020:
Carol was a classmate at 𝐺𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑆𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑛 𝐻𝑜𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑁𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 in Dayton Ohio 1961-1964. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Sue Robbins Duncan from Indialantic wrote on October 30, 2020:
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Dear sister I miss you. We all do. We will treasure the memories until we meet again soon. Love, Sue

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