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Lessie Hampton

August 1, 1956 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 62)

Lessie Hampton was called home on November 7, 2018 at the age of 62. Lessie was born to the late Charlene McClennon and Jonas Jones on August 1, 1956 in St. Louis Missouri. Lessie lived in Lynn Haven, Florida for over 30 years. She worked as a Laboratory Tech/Phlebotomist at both the local hospitals. Here is what Lessie would have wanted you to know about her. She survived a stroke in 2001 which left her partially paralyzed and later in 2003 was put on dialysis from kidney failure. Through all of her health issues, she was determined to complete what she set her heart and mind to do. She went back to college and received her AA degree in General Education. Although it took her a few years because of her dyslexia and health issue, she finally graduated in 2009. Lessie later faced another health issue in 2011 when she underwent a right below the knee leg amputation. This did not stop Lessie from loving the Lord even more. Lessie was known as a very caring, loving and selfless person. She loved God and lived her life waiting to meet him. She was a faithful member of Free Spirit Community Church in Panama City Florida and attended service every chance her health allowed her to. Lessie went through life sharing the love of God and giving all those she met the opportunity to know him. In July 2018 Lessie survived another surgery, a left above the knee leg amputation. She also survived the recent devastations of Hurricane Michael. Lessie and her family stayed in her home during the storm because she said she had peace and was not worried. Lessie always relied on her faith and was a living testimony and witness to God’s grace and mercy. Lessie is preceded in death by her sisters Johneffer Dampier and Rose Mary Hampton and her brothers Willie Hampton and Elijah McClennon. Lessie is survived by her four children, C. Eyvate Thompson (Lafette), John Gates (Nikia), Issaic Gates (Rasheedah), and LaTrice Langston (Travis); her thirteen grandchildren, Cornesha, Cierra, Phillip, QuinTon, NaTaya, David, Keandre, Christopher, Crystivia, Ayanna, Jakala, Grace, and Emerson; her two great grandchildren Liam and Yasmeen; her sister Willie Ethel Henderson and her brother Percy Hampton Sr. and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew her. The family will receive friends at St. John’s Catholic Church (1008 Fortune Ave, Panama City, FL 32401) on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The service will immediately follow starting at 2:00 pm. Pastor Darrell Kelly will officiate. Serving Pallbearers are QuinTon Kerns, David Frazier, Christopher Culver, Percy Hampton II., C. Lafette Thompson, and Travis Ancrum. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Mosley High School in support of hurricane relief for high school students. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

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