Members of the Romulus City Council acknowledged the contributions of the late Oscar Curtis Hamilton Sr. during their regular meeting March 8.
They also offered condolences and sympathy to his family members who were involved in a serious automobile accident while mourning their loved one. During the meeting, Councilwoman Eva Webb explained that while Mr. Curtis was being mourned at the funeral home, members of his family were involved in an auto accident and one of his granddaughters seriously injured.
Mr. Hamilton, 94, died March 1, 2021. A long-time Romulus resident, he was recently honored with a formal resolution acknowledging his contributions to the community by the city. Webb noted that the loss of Mr. Hamilton would be felt throughout the city due to his continued contributions and service.
Councilman William Wadsworth also recalled Mr. Hamilton as “a good, decent human being. I worked with him when I was at the sheriff's department,” Wadsworth recalled. “He was a fine man.”
Councilwoman Virginia Williams also expressed her sadness at Mr. Hamitlon's death noting,“He would always go out of his way to help. We appreciate all the service he gave to our seniors,” she said.
Webb also expressed the thanks of the family to Mayor LeRoy Burcroff who had presented the resolution of appreciation to Mr. Curtis' family.
“They wanted to thank Mayor Burcroff for the proclamation. The wording was so special,” she said, “and they wanted to express their gratitude.”
Council president John Barden commented that he knew Mr. Hamilton as a fellow Rotary Club member and was a “really great person who will be missed.”
Mr. Hamilton was predeceased by his parents, Susie Dotson and Ocie Hamilton; his siblings, George, Martha, Joe, Billy, Addie May, Carri, Louise and Olga; his wife, Johnnie Bernice Woodard; his children, Patricia Ann and Randolph, and a granddaughter, Brandi.
Among his survivors are his sons, Oscar Jr., Brent (Valencia) and Donald (Joy); grandchildren, Sonya, Tracey, Amber (Kawame), Mika, Bianca, Porsche and Brenton and great-grandchildren, Brittini, Jade, A'Meiya, De'Mi, SaMiya, Tayari, Kamryn, Rashod, Anton, Ethan, Breniyah, Evan, Kristopher, William and Cameron.
Final arrangements were entrusted to the Crane Funeral Home and funeral services took place March 8.
Mr. Hamilton's interment was at Romulus Cemetery.
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