Zelda Austin Hamilton, 79, former real estate agent

Zelda Austin Hamilton, 79, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2019, at home in the arms of her family.

She was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Frisco, North Carolina, to George and Maggie (Whedbee) Austin.

Faith and family was her priority, and she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everyone who knew her was touched by her kindness and sweet personality. Zelda had the opportunity to travel the world as wife of Ben Hamilton, USN retired, and after moving to Virginia Beach, she worked hard as a real estate agent; a career she loved.

Zelda is survived by her sister, Aleta Gray; children, Debbie (Cecil) Spencer, Gayla Lindros and Charles (Praew) Hibbetts; seven grandchildren, Darren Whitehead, Sean Whithead, Jason Spencer, Benjamin Lindros, Christopher Lindros, Dayna Hibbetts and Cory Hibbetts; and seven great-grandchildren, Kalen (Taylor) Bergsma, Megan Whitehead, Jon Whitehead, Gabbi Lindros, Abby Spencer, Emmalynn Spencer and Lyla Lindros.

Her family would like to thank Sentara Hospice and the staff at Preferred Care at Home for the loving care that they provided.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at Salem United Methodist Church, 2057 Salem Road, Virginia Beach.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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