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Louise Hamrick

November 3, 1942 — December 22, 2017

Louise Hamrick

Louise Hamrick made her much anticipated arrival on Earth Nov. 3, 1942. As a child, her father was working at the Port of Texas City on April 16, 1947- commonly referred to as the Texas City Disaster. That day, she lost her father and her brother. Her mother re married, and her stepfather raised her and two other siblings as if they were his. Often, she'd talk about her childhood. Much time was spent helping in the family garden and even assisted in digging the well for the family home.

She graduated from La Marque High School, and around the age of 17, met a young ladies man by the name of Lynn. Lynn would insist that he was actually taken by force when Louise climbed a tree, waited, and jumped on him as he walked by! He had no choice but to marry her! The young couple eloped and is survived by her four children: Warren, Angela, Michael, David and his wife Kristin; sister, Mae Gremillion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special recognition goes to Sherry Hamrick, her sister-in-law and partner in the legendary "Cruisin Cougars" club.

Louise was an incredible woman and mother. She retired from this life on Dec. 22, 2017. Her life was well lived in service to her family, friends, her Savior Jesus Christ, and her church. 53 years of her life were devoted to caring for her son Michael, who was born with special needs. Louise helped pioneer the acceptance of children with special needs into the public-school system. One doctor advised Louise to "Put Michael in a home and forget him" telling her that "Michael would never walk, talk, and would be a vegetable all his life". Louise ignored that advice and Michael is now highly functional, even playing the piano despite being challenged with blindness!

Louise had a lifelong love affair with Goodwill, gardening, pugs, and had a very colorful line of clothing in her closet. Her laugh was contagious and her sense of humor was as vibrant as the shoes she liked to wear with giant silk flowers that I guess were glued on!

I cannot wrap this up without telling you what it was that my mom was best at. Mom was best at making her home feel like it was your home too. Her company was as good as the meal she was going to put on the table. "My door is always open", she'd say, "You don't need an invitation!" Last, she'd make it clear, "If you leave hungry, it's your own fault!" Describing the way, she liked to enter a room, she'd jokingly declare, "Hello you lucky people, here I am!" I wouldn't be surprised if she entered Heaven the same way. I bet Lynn was waiting on her this time.

Pallbearers will be Louis Cheek, Jacob Pratt, Joseph Cheek, Eli Pratt, Zachary Pratt, and Henry Cheek.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made in the name of Louise & Lynn Hamrick to Pleasant Hills Children's Home in Fairfield, TX, or to First Assembly of God in Texas City.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at First Assembly of God in Texas City at 2121 6th St N. Please come help celebrate the reunion of Louise and Lynn Hamrick. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX. Visitation will be held 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home located at 5100 Emmet F. Lowry in Texas City.


Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Exp
Texas City, TX  77591
Friday, December 29, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Funeral Service

First Assembly Of God
2121 6th St North
Texas City, TX  77590
Saturday, December 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.


Galveston Memorial Park
7301 Memorial Street
Hitchcock, TX  77563

Memorial Contributions

Pleasant Hills Children's Home
PO Box 1177
Fairfield, TX  75840

First Assembly of God
2121 6th St North
Texas City, TX  77590

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