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Verna Elizabeth Hamilton

Verna Elizabeth Hamilton, 78, of Royse City, Texas, passed away April 11, 2019 in Royse City, Texas.  She was born January 18, 1941 to Paul Thacker and Naomi Whitsel in Dallas, Texas.

Verna married John Hamilton on February 5, 1971 in Dallas, Texas.  She started her restaurant career at Campisis Egyptian Restaurant in 1966, she later opened Mama’s Restaurant in 1977.  This started her restaurant entrepreneurship.  She later opened The Fountain and Mama’s Pioneer Restaurant in November 1982 and 1995 respectively.  In June 1982 she opened Pretty Pup and Moore Dog Grooming Salon.  This became a family business that is now owned and operated by her granddaughter Sarah Routledge.

Verna is preceded in death by her husband, John Hamilton, father, Paul Thacker, mother, Naomi Whitsel, sister, Nita Grandi and cousin, Robert Michael Childress.

Verna is survived by her son, Paul Routledge, granddaughters, Sarah Routldge, JoAnna Badjie, and granddaughter-in-law, Rebekah Lemon.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, April 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Restland Funeral Home, Abbey Chapel.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home.


April 16, 2019
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Avenue Dallas TX, 75243
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Funeral service
April 17, 2019
9:30 am
The Abbey Chapel at Restland Funeral Home
13005 Greenville Avenue at Restland Road Dallas TX, 75243
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  1. I really don’t know where to start, you helped me cope with my nana passing and now your gone to and i really don’t know what to say or do, you have taught me so much and showed me unconditional love and i am great full to say that your my memmer too I just want you to know that i love you and i know that your in a better place and are pain free! I am happy for you and i can’t wait to see you and nana one day, god has called 2 out of 3 of the best grandmothers ever and i am happy that you are my Memmer as well fly high and have a beautiful and lovely time there you will be missed deeply but your in a way better place now.

  2. Miss and love you memmer!!

    Written by: Leaha Cummings

    MEMMER!!!!!! I love you more than words can describe!!! You will be missed greatly!!! I cannot imagine my life without you and your family. Everything you ever told me I will never forget… wish I had your guts mem! You taught me how to groom dogs and how to forgive others…. those main tools I would need for life.. Rest In Peace my love!!!! I will never forget you Prissy pants!!

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