Gerald Hamilton

September 27, 1943 - August 1, 2021

Robert Gerald Hamilton, 77, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, August 1, 2021. He was born on September 27, 1943, in Warren, to Rubye Lea Gieger and Robert Melton Hamilton. Gerald was Pentecostal Minister.

Gerald was a man of God that knew what it meant to overcome and persevere obstacles in his life. In 1959, at the age of sixteen, he survived bone cancer. He began his newspaper career at The Beaumont Enterprise in 1967 and later became editor for the Port Arthur News. In 1983, Gerald survived colon cancer. In the early 80’s he began his ministry as a Pentecostal preacher. He traveled all over the United States during his ministry and happily retired as a preacher.

Survivors include his children; Dwayne Hamilton of Vinton; Jeffrey Hamilton of Lubbock; and Ramona Kay Hamilton of New Orleans; grandsons; Adam and Austin Hamilton; stepchildren, Dalton Joseph Norris, Jr. of Nederland; Tonnera Walls and her husband, Jeremy, of Newton; and Coby Norris of Jasper; and step-granddaughter, Jessica McQueen of Bosier City.

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents; second wife, Sue Hamilton; third wife, Jeanna Marie Hamilton; and brother, Charles Hamilton.

A gathering of Mr. Hamilton’s family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His graveside service will follow at Memory Garden of Jefferson County, Nederland.

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Graveside Service

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  • 3098 us 69 nederland texas 77627
  • 08/07/2021
  • 3:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 08/07/2021
  • 6:15 am

Comments (1)

    James O. Peavey says:

    I had the privilege to be Bro. Ham and Sis. Sue’s pastor for about four years during the time that Sue passed away. My young daughter was the one who started calling him “Bro. Ham”. He loved it, and it stuck. Bro. Ham thought I was the “last of the Mohicans” because I had an old fashioned style of preaching to be so young. I appointed him as my assistant pastor and Sue often would sing. Bro. Ham prayed every midnight. Often I would call him because I knew he was up. Before the days of caller ID, he would pick up and say, “Hey, Bro. Peavey. I knew it was you.” I never will forget when he called me and said, “Bro. Peavey, Sue just died.” I preached her funeral and it was a pentecostal church service. When I left Port Arthur to plant a church near my home town, Bro. Ham felt like a free bird and he said, “I’m going with you! ” As I traveled, briefly, preaching, he would meet me at whatever church. He told me, “Bro. Peavey, your anointing is better than it’s ever been!” Before planting the church, though, I ended up taking a position in my home church. It did my heart good to see all of the smiles Bro. Ham had in this tribute video and that his last years were filled with joy.

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