In Memory of Elsie Wolfe Hampton


April 14, 1940 - October 15, 2020

Born and raised in Hancock County, she attended Hancock High School. She was a member of Chinquapin Church. There, she met and married Maurice Hampton. He worked at the zinc mine.

He was a Christian. His father was a preacher and his mother taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Elsie loved her in-laws. They were the family she never had. Her mother died at age 42. Her dad was sickly from an accident, so she lived with her sibling until she married. She spent her working years caring for an elderly millionaire woman until she died. She helped her daughter raise two grandsons, giving them a home and putting them through school. She was a selfless woman, always giving and still giving. She donated her organs to help others. She was raised by her sisters and brothers, Bonnie Coffey, Esther Short, Arbra Myers, Dorothy Hayes, Clyde Wolfe, Kyle Wolfe and Paul Wolfe. Her husband was Maurice Hampton; daughter, Marcina Ruggiero; grandsons, Maricus and Johnathon Ruggiero. She was a sister to all her nieces and nephews, and loved by all of them.