Mary Donna Hamm

  • Died: June 18, 2019
  • Location: Chilhowie, Virginia

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Mary Donna Hamm, known to many as "4-H Mom", left us unexpectedly and gained her Angel wings on Tuesday June 18, 2019. Donna was born June 5, 1951 in Bristol, TN to Roby Lee and Pearl Taylor Shaw. She attended Lebanon United Methodist Church in Chilhowie where shewas a true and faithful member. She retired from Virginia Cooperative Extension, where she worked as the 4-H Agent for Smyth County.
In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hamm; sister, Sandy Hart and two brothers, Ed Casaday and Ronnie Shaw. Survivors include a son, Randy Hamm of Chilhowie, VA; two daughters, Teresa Blevins and fiancé Roger Williams, of Chilhowie, VA and Betty Hamm, also of Chilhowie; sister, Wilma Rutherford of Bristol, TN;brother, Bill Casaday of Charlottesville, VA; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Donna impacted so many lives throughout the years that she had become a pillar of the community. She considered everyone that she came in contact with as family and loved and treated them as such.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Saturday, June 22 at Williams Funeral Home in Chilhowie with Rev. Luther Roberts and Pastor Jeanne Denton officiating. Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 21 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery following funeral services. Flowers are welcome, however, donations to the LUMC Memorial Fund at 16019 Kittyhawke Dr. Chilhowie, VA 24319. Friends and family are welcome to gather at Randy's house, 318 Shawnee Trail, Chilhowie, VA. To make condolences to the family please visit www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Hamm Family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so saddened to hear of Donna's passing. She was such a sweet and awesome lady. When I first started with Extension, Donna helped me navigate various meetings and conferences. I loved talking with her and picking up some of her knowledge. She will be missed.

Posted by Kim Monroe - Leesburg, VA - Friend   June 28, 2019

Randy and family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember her as a sweet and kind lady. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Chloe Blevins Greer

Posted by Chloe Blevins Greer - Abingdon, VA - Family Friend   June 23, 2019

So sorry for your loss prayers for all you miss her so much.

Posted by Melissa Mann - Bristol, VA - Family   June 22, 2019

So sad this was one great lady I was blessed to have her in my life for so many great years. She will be missed. Thoughts an prayers Randy and Thresa

Posted by Dena Halsey - Independence, VA - Family Friend   June 22, 2019

So sorry to hear about Donna (Mom). My thoughts & prayers are with Randy, Teresa, Hamm & Shaw families for their loss of a caring & amazing lady.

Posted by Ann Aker Neal - Saltville, VA - Friend   June 21, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamm family. May God give you peace during this sad time.

Posted by Samantha & Matt Cutshall - Meadowview, VA - Friend   June 21, 2019

Randy & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you , I am sorry for the loss of You're Loving Mother Donna a wonderful Lady kind and sweet to everyone she knew may God give you peace and Comfort.

Posted by Donna Day - Marion, VA - Friend   June 21, 2019

Randy and family of Donnas..I'm so sorry to hear this sad news...Donna was a sweet friend to so many..she will be missed so!!
May God comfort you all!

Posted by Janie McCready - Friend   June 21, 2019

Randy, sisters & families, Very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Randy & our Julie were in school together so I saw Donna there. She always had a smile & made you feel like a friend. May each of you remember Donna through your memories and visits with her. God will provide comfort & help in the days ahead. Our prayers & love to all, Alma Jean P.

Posted by Alma Jean & Carl Pennington - Chilhowie, VA - Acquaintance   June 20, 2019

I am saddened and socked by Donna's passing. I enjoyed working with her on the Apple Festival. Every time I ran into her in town she was always happy to see me and always had a smile to greet me with. I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed.

Posted by Mary LeClair - Chilhowie, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Randy I am so sorry to hear this and I will miss just knowing she is out there giving her sweet time to whomever needed it. She was always so kind and will be missed by all so very much. My prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by Imigene Martin - Marion, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Met Donna through genealogy discovering that we are second cousin and when driving through Virginia was able to meet. Very warm and loving person. She had invited me back to go through some of the Taylor history. Wish we had been able to. Would love to stay in touch with the Taylor family. From everything I have read, we was a great woman.

Posted by Debby Kocsis - Mentor, OH - Family   June 20, 2019

Mom was such a blessing yo so many of us growing up the things she did will never ever be forgotten truly a angel got her wings

Posted by Priscilla Roberts - Speedwell - Friend   June 20, 2019

So sorry for you loss. God be with you during this time. She shared crochet patterns with me and I will miss being able to check with her. A distant cousin I never had the opportunity to meet.
Wanda Pierce Johnson

Posted by Wanda Johnson - Elizabethton, TN - Family   June 20, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family in your time of need

Posted by Chellie Davidson - Rural Retreat, VA - Family   June 20, 2019

Randy, Teresa, Morgan and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. She definitely was a great lady in so many ways. We at the Tuesday night Crochet class and the CHS Lunch Bunch will really, really miss her. It is so hard to believe she is gone. There are so many people who loved her and you have great memories to hold on to. You all are in my prayers.

Posted by Deborah Carter - Floyd, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Randy,Teresa and family.
Please know I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet mom.She was a fine,sweet,Godly lady.She always treated my family and me so kindly.She was funny and even laughed at my silliness too.I know this is hard for each of you.I been there.But,keep the memories close and the love you shared.I know heaven opened it's gates wide with a big smile when she entered.My prayers are with you.May God's loving arms hold you now and always.
Your friend in Christ,
Peggy A. Williams

Posted by peggy williams - chilhowie, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

So very sorry. Donna was such a wonderful lady. Thank you all for sharing her with so many people! She will truly be missed.

Posted by Amanda Sheets Alsbrook - Pounding Mill, VA - Acquaintance   June 20, 2019

Randy and Family we are so sorry to hear about Donna, our thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Jackie & Anna Lee French - Chilhowie, VA - Family   June 20, 2019

You will be missed rip Donna

Posted by Linda Reynolds - Richburg, SC - Family   June 20, 2019

Randy & family, I am so sorry to hear of this sweet, amazing woman's passing. To all of us 1980's 4-H'ers, there was no one who could compare to Donna Hamm. Thank you Donna for the love, guidance and support you gave to all of us kids. To her family, love and prayers for God's strength and peace. Heaven got a whole lot sweeter and there is a new and joyous laugh ringing through the skies.

Posted by Tina Gillespie Farmer - Marion, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Dear family,
I actually went to school and graduated with Sandy, but Donna was a good friend. She will be missed by so many people because she was so active in everything. My love and prayers go to her family. I pray for God's comfort as the days ahead will be some of the hardest. Just trust God and he will see you through....He never fails. Thoughts and prayers. Lenora and Tom Brown

Posted by Lenora Brown - Chilhowie, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Most of my childhood, as well as adulthood, was spent calling her Momma Donna. I will forever cherish those memories and the lessons she taught me!!
We will continue to pray for you all!

Posted by Jennifer Testerman - Chilhowie, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Prayers for all of the family are sent your way. Donna will be missed by many.

Posted by Linda Dean - Marion, VA   June 20, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. This beautiful lady will be missed by so many as she touched so many in our community. May God's love and comfort surround you and give you peace now and in the weeks ahead.

Posted by Vicky Cole - Chilhowie, VA - Friend   June 20, 2019