TJ’s LIFE FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET
Mr. Thomas John Hamilton, Sr. was the second son of Mr. John Henry and Bertha Lee Walters Hamilton and he was born on November 2, 1943 in Byromsville, of Dooley County, Georgia.
TJ or Blackboy as he was affectionately known by his family and many friends, attended the public schools of Hillsborough County when the family moved to Tampa, Florida in 1952. He lived a full life loving his family and many friends and filled his pastime with cars and watch-ing sports on TV. He retired from Langston Auto after 25 years of dedicated service. TJ was called home to rest by his heavenly Father on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Tampa. Florida.
TJ was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Pamela Hamilton Sanderson; Beloved Parents: Mr. John Henry and Bertha Lee Walters Hamilton; infant brother: Arthur Hamilton; Brother: James Charles (JC) Hamilton and infant sister Evelyn Hamilton; Grandparents: Mr. Amos and Liza Hamilton and Mr. Greene and Annie Ruth Walters, Sr.; Aunts: Alvenia McKenzie, Willie Maude Lester, Willie Mae Simpson, Maggie Lean Fudge, Minnie Lee Oglesby, Leila Lester, Eula Nell Hamilton, Mary Lucy Hamilton and Lula Mae Hamilton; Uncles: James Hamilton, Anthony Walters, Danny Walters, Lloyd Walters and Greene Walters, Jr.; Beloved Niece, Sophia Denice Hamilton McCoggle and several special cousins.
He leaves to cherish fond memories with his wife: Mrs. Syrina Hamil-ton; Sons and Daughters: Thomas John Hamilton, Jr. (Johnnie Mae), Gregory Dennard Hamilton (Winona), Melvin Hamilton (Jennifer), Eric Hamilton (Yomika), Elmo Hamilton (Telecia), Deborah Hamilton Kennard (David), Lisa Hamilton Lattimore (Bobby); Children in love: Tavares and Shakiya Davis; Mother-in-law: Betty Mickens; Brothers-in-law: Craig and Dwayne Hall; 25 Grandchildren; 28 Great-grandchildren and one Great Great-grandchild; Loving Brothers and Sisters: Mae Ruth Hamilton Hilliard (Charles), Melvin Hamilton, Joselean Hamilton Hayward (Robert), Martha Hamilton, Vanderlyn Darlean Hamilton Davis, Jerome Hamilton (Angela), Ronald David Hamilton and Mark Avery Hamilton, Sr. (Angel); Treasured Aunts: Gwendolyn Walters and Lena Walters Reddick of Akron, OH; and Mary Frances Hernandez of NY; beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving cousins and sorrowing relatives and friends too numerous to name but who loved him just as much.