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Ruthie Mae "KeKe" Daniels Blanks Hamilton, 71, a native of Franklin, LA and a resident of New Iberia, LA, passed away on Sunday April 28, 2019 at 2:19 PM at the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Lafayette, LA.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Triumph Baptist Church 1005 Iberia Franklin, LA from 9:00 AM until funeral services at 11:00 AM with Reverend Troy L. Smith officiating the services of the Greater Galilee Baptist Church Heritage Center of Elgin, TX. Burial will follow funeral services in the Sorrel Community Cemetery in Sorrel, LA.
Memories of Ruthie Mae, or "KeKe", as she was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of her husband, Wilbert Hamilton of New Iberia, LA; her children, Monica Denise (Farrell) Batts of San Antonio, TX, Angela Marie (Curtis) Jones of Austin, TX, Walter (Lalita) Blanks, Jr. of Round Rock, TX, Antoinette Lenic Blanks and Michael Wayne (Deborah) Blanks both of Elgin, TX, Jermain Brown of Franklin, LA; other children to the marriage to her husband Wilbert, Melvina (Godwell) Onyemata of Manor, TX, Sheila Hamilton of Franklin, LA, Anna Chris Hamilton and Audrey Hamilton both of Austin, TX, Carolyn Hamilton of Lafayette, LA, Joseph (Elaine) Garrison and Mitchell (Roselyn) Hamilton both of Franklin, LA; her siblings, Betty Craig, Audrey Barkey, Denise Randle, Carol Randle, Doretha Randle, Golden Charles, Anna Burgess, Sandra Burrell and Jackie Clark and Kearney McDaniel all of Franklin, LA, Hope McDaniel Broussard of Lafayette, LA, Clarence Jackson and Clarence Griffin both of New Iberia, LA; an aunt, Louise Gray; twenty-nine grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Henry and Alberta F. Daniels; Ethel Fine Jackson and Willie McDaniel, Sr.; her brothers, Peter Jackson, Jr., Willie McDaniel, Jr. and Wilford McDaniel and her sisters, Dorothy Milton, Mary Ann McDaniel, Ida Mae Guilbeau, Marion Williams and Willie B. Rack.