Hattie Cumber Cameron, affectionately known as “Andy”, was called home Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was born in Williamsburg, VA to Martha Cumber Lomax and the late James Cumber. She was raised by Martha and the late Purcell A. Lomax, Sr.
She graduated with the Class of ’68 from York High School and is a Class of ’74 alum of Hampton Institute (now Hampton University). Hattie worked many years with the Newport News Public School system, as a teacher at Lee Hall Elementary School. In addition to her love for teaching, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially playing with her grandson, Jahmani. She was a devoted member of Colossian Baptist Church, where she served on the Greeters and Pastoral Care Ministries. We celebrate the life of Hattie because she served as a vivid reminder of the promise and possibilities of each new day.
Hattie is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, George D. Cameron, Jr. She leaves to mourn and cherish her fond memories, four children, Carleen Cameron, George Cameron III (friend Karen Rottkamp), Shavonne Cameron, and Damien Cameron (Courtney); grandsons, DeJuan Cameron, Jahmani Cameron, and grandson at heart Keiji Rottkamp; mother, Martha C. Lomax; siblings, Purcell Lomax, Jr., Bruce Lomax, Don Lomax (Jeanetter), and Rita Johnson (Winston); sisters-in-love, Andrea Turner (DeWitt) and Anita Swinton (Derius); aunt, Hazel Pierce; and a host of other relatives and friends that loved her dearly.
Mrs. Cameron may be viewed on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. in Whiting’s Funeral Home. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in memory of Hattie to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org) or the Go Red For Women © initiative (www.goredforwomen.org).
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com
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