Helen T. Lewis Hamm

Mrs. Helen Hamm was born March 23, 1934 in Winn Parish to the union of the late Honor M. Lewis and Miranda Hollingsworth Lewis. Sister Hamm slept away from all of the pain and suffering on Friday, October 11, 2013 in the Winn Parish Medical Center. She fought a lengthy battle with Cancer until God called her to His Heavenly Kingdom to rest. She was the youngest of seven children. Helen’s brothers Ether Burk Lewis, Joe Nathan Lewis, William C. Lewis and Sanforce Lewis along with two sisters, Theria Lee Clemmons and Mary Lee Gibson preceded her in death. She had one daughter, Virginia Lee Mattox to precede her in death. Sister Hamm joined the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the pastoral leadership of Rev. John W. Booker and remained a Faithful Christian member throughout the years until her death. She held many offices and worked in many auxiliaries for the church. Among them were Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess, and Women’s Day Program Chairperson, Grandparents/Senior Citizen Day Chairperson, Youth Choir Director and a member of the Senior Choir (in which she loved to sing.) She worked at the old Martin Hospital, Olin Kraft Plywood Plant and Winn Parish School System for many years. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church and laid to rest in the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Lonnie Moore, Jr. officiating. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Harold L. Hamm; children, Vivian Vinson (Luther), EI Dorado Hills, CA, Ronald Lee, Sr., Winnfield, LA, David Lee, San Diego, CA, Earlene Turner (PJ), Winnfield, LA; a Son-in-law, Earnest Mattox (Clara), Winnfield, LA, Two stepsisters, Dorothy Wilson (Kelly), Winnfield, LA and Georgia Conley, Detroit, MI; two sister-inlaws, Lessie B. Lewis, Winnfield, LA and Hazel Lewis, Oakland CA; two dear first cousins, Everlean Gibson and Dennis Turner (Carnell), Winnfield, LA; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
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