Wanda Hammer

by Lynn McMillen
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Wanda Delouris Williams HammerWanda Hammer, longtime resident of Albertville, Al, passed away Sunday morning, June 9 at her home at the age of 92.

She was born Wanda Delouris Williams on February 18, 1932 in Loudon, TN. She was the youngest of 6 and the last surviving sibling.

She met her future husband, Robert Hammer, in Loudon, where they were engaged and later married. After marriage, they moved to Albertville to take over operations at Hammers Store where she would play an integral role in the daily operations from 1959 to their retirement in 2012.

Anyone who knew her knows that her grandchildren, Logan and Claire, were the center of her life. She fully participated in every aspect of their lives from their birth through their college graduation, rarely missing a baseball game, tennis match or vocal performance. She was known by them as well as a host of their friends simply as Nan Nan.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albertville and later The Fellowship where she cumulatively taught 3rd year olds Sunday School for over 60 years.

She was the perfect wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend. She was kind, tenderhearted, loving, forgiving, never speaking ill of others—a true role model and testament of living a life with the foundation of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She has left a large hole in the hearts of all who loved her and will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Marjorie Williams, her sister, Virginia Williams, and her brothers, Rodney, Whitney, Phillip and Norman Williams. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Hammer, Sr., sons, Bob Jr. (Pam) and Andy (Rich), grandchildren Logan Hammer (Mallory) and Claire Hammer as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, June 27th, at The Fellowship Church – Albertville, in the sanctuary with Dr. Donald Cotton officiating.

After the service, family will receive friends at her home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Fellowship Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Memphis, or the charity of your choosing.

The family would like to thank the kind and loving care of her caregivers, Teresa, Eden, Robin and Sam. Your tireless work did not ever go unnoticed.

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