God in His infinite wisdom who does all things well and makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him, called our precious Nelson Lamars Hampton to his eternal home. Nelson was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the late Deacon Rodgers and Deaconess Mabel Reed Hampton . He was the youngest of their seven children born on November 11, 1964 and departed his earthly life on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Nelson was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg County. He was a member of the Orangeburg Wilkinson High School Class of 1983. After high school, Nelson worked with his father and other construction workers as a master carpenter. He also worked with his brother Rodgers in the field of heating and air conditioning.
He was reared in a Christian home along with his six siblings. He was a member of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church as a youth and participated in various activities for young people. Nelson was also fond of his neighbor, the late Bishop Herman Williams, and he would often attend revival with Bishop Williams and other neighborhood youth.
Nelson was a fun, loving person who lived his life to the fullest. He was often referred to as being the life of the party. He was united in marriage to Vivian Bethea Hampton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Deacon and Deaconess Rodgers Hampton, Sr. and his older brother, Norman Hampton, Sr.
Nelson leaves to cherish his memories his wife Vivian; his son, Sylvester; two daughters: Ashley and Kezia; one brother, Rodgers Hampton, Jr.; his four sisters: Doris (Franklin) Simpson, Mary (Ronald) Brown, Beverly Price and Roberta (Haywood) Seegars; his seven grandchildren: Bentley, Kingston, Kassius, Knoxx, Sy’Niya, Sylvester, Jr. and Trinity; one sister-in-law, Melissa (Christopher) Reed; two brothers-in-law: Gregory Hunter and Christopher Hunter and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.
Nelson, you will be truly missed. However, we will cherish your fond memories, and with God’s help we will stay Hampton Strong. Rest in Peace, dear brother.
The service will proceed as follows:
The viewing will be held on Thursday, September 16,2021 at Glover's Funeral Home from 2:00pm until 7:00pm.
A graveside will be held on Friday, September 17,2021 at Belleville Memorial Gardens beginning at 11:00am. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.
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