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Date published: 1/29/2013

Christy Hamlett

Christine "Christy" Marie Hamlett, 49, died at home in Spotsylvania County on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, after a seven-year struggle with melanoma cancer.

Christy was born in Jacksonville, Fla., a daughter of Earl and Nancy Holsinger.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Duane Hamlett; three sons Michael, Zachary and Mathew; father Earl Holsinger; and brother David Holsinger.

Christy was employed as a secretary at Smith Station Elementary School. The school was a second family to Christy; the students were her children and the staff her brothers and sisters. She loved her job and never considered it to be work. Christy was associated with Smith Station Elementary as either a volunteer or employee for more than 15 years.

Family and friends were Christy's passion and reason for getting up in the mornings. She enjoyed antiquing, scrapbooking and collecting pottery and elephants. She grew up in Virginia Beach, where she met her husband in 1983 and married him in 1985. She volunteered her time to every sport her sons participated in: wrestling, soccer, golf and baseball. You could find Christy on any given night or day cheering on her sons while they competed in sports and scholastics.

She loved the ocean and her favorite vacation place was Ocean City, Md., where she loved to take bicycle rides, long walks on the beach and boardwalk, and eat at Phillips Seafood and Thrasher's french fries.

A memorial service to celebrate Christy's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 7310-A Old Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407, with Pastor Steve Hay officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to University of Virginia Melanoma Cancer Research, Box 400807, Charlottesville, Va. 22904; or to Relay for Life, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.