Beverly Ann Hampton
Honorable Beverly Ann Hampton, 78, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
Born on June 17, 1939, in Fairchance, PA, to the late Herbert A. Wilson Sr. and Rosa Ellen Wilson of Smithfield, PA. Beverly was the wife of Edward Jerry Hampton II of White Plains, MD. They were married on June 21, 1959 in Uniontown, PA.
Beverly worked at the West Virginia University (WVU) library and the WVU School of Nursing, while her husband, Jerry, attended the University. They moved to Huntington, West Virginia in 1965, and a few years later settled in White Plains, MD, where Beverly and Jerry lived and raised their family for over 40 years.
Beverly was a former Girls Scout Leader for Troup 1079 in LaPlata, MD. She obtained her LPN nursing degree from the Charles County School of Nursing and worked as a nurse for many years. Beverly was active in the political community in Maryland and was a former member and Secretary of the Charles County Republican Central Committee until being elected to Judge of the Charles County Orphan’s Court. During her term of office, she also served as a member of the Maryland Judicial Committee of the Orphan’s Court.
Together, Beverly and Jerry founded Hampton Enterprises, which included three businesses in Charles County Maryland — St. Charles Service Center, the Corner Newsstand of St. Charles, and the Food Factory. After retiring from their businesses in Maryland, Beverly and Jerry took Hampton Enterprises into the Real Estate Investment industry in Ohio.
Beverly and Jerry have been long time members of the First Baptist Church of Waldorf, MD, and have also attended New Hope Baptist Church in Delaware, OH. Beverly was a dedicated mother to three daughters and a loving grandmother to six grandchildren.
Beverly is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edward Jerry Hampton II; her daughter, Wendy Hampton Ryder and husband R. Harrison Ryder III, of Massachusetts; daughter, Holly Lynn Hampton of Georgia; and daughter, Heidi Leigh Kromke and husband Matthew Ryan Kromke, of Michigan. Beverly is also survived by six grandchildren: R. Harrison Ryder IV, Hollis Alexandra Ryder, James Trenton Ryder, Rachel Leigh Kromke, Hannah Jane Kromke, Eliza Mae Kromke; and her two sisters: Marion June Miller of Puyallup, Washington; and Laura Ellen Pierce of Delaware, Ohio. Beverly is preceded in death by siblings: B. Elaine Fike and Herbert A. Wilson Jr. of Pennsylvania.
Visitation will be Friday, October 6, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 74 Wootring Street, Delaware, Ohio, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Eric Sapp officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family members welcome donations to be made to the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center in Columbus, OH, in honor of Beverly Ann Hampton.
Arrangements are in care of Robinson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed and memories shared at: www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com