Jonathan Campbell Hamilton
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“Dear Ron and Shelly: I am in Saudi Arabia on a work assignment. I heard of your son's death only three days ago and it has hit me hard. But nowhere...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard M. Barnes - Mansfield, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. His life will always be a bright spot in eternity. ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Colleen - Rockwell, NC

3 of 100+ | Posted by: RENEE RUBNER - GREENVILLE, SC

“Dear Hamilton Family,We only just just heard today about your loss. Our deepest condolences. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff and Lam Mrochuk

“Dear Mr and Mrs Hamilton and family: We attend New Testament Bapt in Kinston, NC. Patch the Pirate has been a wonderful program for our children in...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe and Susan Cameron - Kinston, NC

“So, so sad to hear this. no one is immune to heartache. our prayers are with you during this awful time. ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: jennifer stewart - crookston, MN

“No greater loss than that of child can create such an emptiness, but be of good courage! For GOD can and will do great and mighty things from this...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Dee Wirth

“Our prayers have been with your family since learning of Jonathan's homegoing. We have been ministered to by your music, and the Patch the Pirate...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: BARBARA MEERDINK - CHARLOTTE, VT

“May the peace of God and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be yours today and the days ahead. God Bless you. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Anderson Shortt - CHESTER, VA

“Ron & Shelley. I did not know your son, but my children grew up listening to "Patch the Pirate". I met you at Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster,...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Cecil Whaley - Rosamond, CA

“To this precious family: Ron, Shelly, siblings and grandparents. My heart is hurting for you. May all that you have given to others through your...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Jinnie (Hamilton) McBride - DE

“Mr. And Mrs. Hamilton, We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Your ministry has had such an influence on our lives, we still like to listen to all...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Nathan and Julie Hale - Albany, OH

“Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. God has used your family in a great way to be a help, blessing, and encouragement to...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike and Julie Tarr - Zanesville, IN

“Hi, I know we don't know each other, (although I met Shelley at Ontario Bible Conference in Oswego, Ny when we were mere children), This story...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan Ludwick - Bowmansville, PA

“We are praying for you that God will comfort you and that He will bring good out of this! Roger and I brought our 3 boys up on Patch the Pirate and...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam and Roger Stolp - Phoenix, AZ

“Ron and Shelly, You have been such a testimony through the years as you have "come forth as gold" through your good times as well as your hard times....Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Allen & Donna Halleck - VA

“I grew up on Patch the Pirate, all the way from the first tapes when the kids were really small. I was saved as a result of little PeeWee deciding...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Elizabeth Thomson - Greenville, SC

“We have been praying for your family. Your music and testimony have been a blessing to us for years. We will remember Jonathan and his impact on...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Dick and Carol Bishop - PA

“Our prayers are with your precious family! Thank you for the testimony and music ministry you have been to our family for many, many years. Thank...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and Peggy Tilson - Madison, GA

“My continued prayers for your family. Our family is so incrediably blessed by your ministry of Godly music. Our burdens for our children are so...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer - KS

“Dear Hamilton Family, Our little girls, all grown up now, grew up listening to Patch the Pirate from the beginning so our whole family hurts for you,...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Kirk & Meryt Wilson - Tryon, NC

“To the Hamilton and Garlock Families: Although you don't know us well you know our son Paul and wife Cheryll. Our hearts go out to you during this...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Roger & Sharon Valentine - SC

“Dear Hamilton family, we have been praying for you all on your loss Mike & Carol Wyatt Australia ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol & Mike Wyatt - Adelaide

“Thinking of you all throughout this time of significant loss; sharing in your grief; and trusting God with you for a joyful reunion throughout...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: David Strehlow - Kansas City, MO

“"He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection." Psalms 91:4 There...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie Beaulieu - Duluth, MN

“I was so sad to hear of Jonathan's passing. Having gone to school with him from elementary through high school I have many good memories of him. I...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Stacie Dye Young - Simpsonville, SC

“My family was so sad to hear of Jonathan's death. My kids grew up listening to Patch the Pirate and they feel like they have lost a friend. You...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Galumbus - Emerado, ND

“Sorry for your loss, we are praying for you. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Amos Krahn Family - Warroad, MN

“Though I did not know Jonathan personally, your family has touched my family and my ministry in profound ways. Thank you for your faithfulness, even...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Dan Pelletier - Dublin, NH

“I am praying for you in your time of sorrow. Although it is a joy to know he is with our Lord, it does not take away the pain of missing someone you...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: LYNDSAY S HALL - New Britain, CT

“To the Hamilton family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you Jonathan for the beautiful music you have for the world to enjoy, for you...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Spitsbergen - Pensacola, FL

“Your music ministry has blessed our family for decades and two generations so far! Now we pray for you in a special way. God's grace and peace be...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: George St Germain Jr - Trimble, MO

“Our hearts and prayers are with you all. ”
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel and Lisa Taylor - SC

“Our hearts ache for your family in your loss of Jonathan.. Your great loss has been Heaven's gain and be assured of our prayers for each of you. We...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Don & Sharon Woodard - Creedmoor, NC

“Brother Ron and Shelly - My heart aches for you and your family. You have encouraged me often as we have prayed and shared our hearts together. Now...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff Reason - Nova Scotia

“Your precious family has always held a special place in my heart! I am so blessed to have been your neighbor & babysitter for many years. My heart...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Connie C. Boroff

“thank you for being you!! ”
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Patti Moreland - Lothian, MD

“My heart goes out to you. Your ministry with the children in your Patch the Pirate ministry touched my life and the life of my children. May God wrap...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Todd Hinton - GA

“My heart hurts for your family. But you must know that my first thought after sorrow was "God's Way is Perfect"! We as finite, dusty human beings...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Watson - Greenville, SC

“Praying for you! May God's loving arms surround you! When my mom passed suddenly our song was How can I fear! What a ministry you have and been a...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Tawnya Bliss

“I am sorry for your loss. I am praying for each of you. Thank you for your ministry over the years. I grew up listening the tapes/cds. ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele Lee - Midland, MI

“Dear Friends in Christ, We are so sorry for the loss of Jonathan last Sunday. We want you to know that we love you in the LORD and we will be...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Grace Community Bible Church - SC

“We are just so saddened to hear of Jonathan's passing, but know he is in a better place. When our family was on deputation 1989-1991, we would listen...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Celeste Ward - Kobe, Japan

“Our prayers are with you Ron and Shelly. We remember fondly the evening you visited our home in Taylor and we found Jonathan hidding in our clothes...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Don, Shari Crooks - Middleburg, PA

“I am so sorry about Jonathan. I was at BJU when you announced he was going to be born. May the Lord give you the peace about Jonathan's death. Not...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Kaiser - Lakewood, CO

“We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your son. The song he wrote, The Secret Place, has given me comfort and strength during some very...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Bernal and family - CA

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find strength in God. ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Drew Becky Jennifer and Caroline Martin

“Ron and Shelly, we are praying for you and your dear family. May His peace keep your hearts during this trying time. "Rejoice In The Lord" has been a...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Charles Britt - Spring Hill, TN

“Mike, Drew, and I have all benefitted so much from the ministry of the entire Hamilton family--via tapes, CDs, and live. We're so thankful for the...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori Shrock - Greenville, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. May the "God of all comfort" make His presence known to you in a very loving way. All of...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott Wendal - Collegeville, PA

“All of you have been in our thoughts and prayers since learning of Jonathan's passing. Deut. 33:27a "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard and Dolores Lucas - SC

“We are so sorry for your loss but thankful that you will be reunited again one day in that land of "cloudless day". We are praying for your family...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard and Brenda Weaver

“Ron and Shelly and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord be especially close to you and the...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Collins - GREENWOOD, SC

“Your family's music ministry changed me dramatically (Leslie) at age 14 when I attended your seminar in the early 1980s. You have all been special to...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Pastor John and Leslie Leonard - AZ

“With great sadness we share in your loss. Our children grew up listening to The Adventures of Patch the Pirate with Jonathan as PeeWee. We are...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Dr. Roger A Milot - Hudson, FL

“PeeWee Pirate was one of my children's heroes and now their children get to enjoy and learn from Patch the Pirate. Used the tapes and the Clubs in...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave and Jeannie Douglass - SC

“With great sadness we share in your loss. Our children grew up listening to The Adventures of Patch the Pirate with Jonathan as PeeWee. We are...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Dr. Roger A. Milor - Hudson, FL

“Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers so much this week. I've been thinking about what a blessing your family ministry has been to so many...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Berglind - Salisbury, MD

“Ron and Shelly, Holly and I are praying for you and your children....that the peace of God that is beyond our understanding will be incredibly close...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Allen and Holly Hodges

“Praying for your family at this time. May God bless you richly! ”
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff Griffith

“Praying for the family during this time of loss. May God lift your spirits just as you have lifted many through the years. ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: DEREK & CAROL LOGAN - TAYLORS, SC

“Praying for you. May God comfort your hearts. ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Cornerstone Baptist Church - IN

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you; that you will know a special measure of God's abundant comfort and grace during your sorrow. ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry & Linda Craven - friend

“Been praying and thinking of all of you all week. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I love you all and will continue to...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Randall Chynoweth - CO

“Heartbreaking. I'm so so sorry for you in the loss of Jonathan. May God's quiet peace cradle your hearts. Praying for you. ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Leisa Allen Zelaya (Rusty and Karen Allen's daughter)

“The Russ family wants you to know how sorry we are for your loss. We have been truly blessed by your family's ministry through the years. Thank you...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim & Marty Russ - Owensboro, KY

“I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious son. Our daughter passed away almost ten months ago, unexpectedly within a matter of minutes. We...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Angie Posey - Muncie, IN

“We were heartbroken to hear of Jonathan's passing. We knew the family in passing through Awana clubs when we were children. We also grew up...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Christena Marenda Villarreal - FL

“Dear Hamilton Family, We cannot imagine your grief at the moment, but we want you to know that you are in our prayers. Your family has touched our...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebekah

“Just wanted to let You know that we have been Praying for You that The Lord will comfort You as only He can . Our family enjoyed many of your "Patch...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Larry Townsend - SC

“Ron and Shelly, I wanted to express my condolences to you and the rest of the family at this difficult time. Ron I remember clear back when you lost...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Watts Goss - Garland, TX

“So sorry for your loss. Your ministry has been a part of my life for over twenty years and I have been blessed tremendously. I pray that God will be...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy - Winston-Salem, NC

“Love & prayers to you. ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Peg Hawley Radford - VA - cousin

“Lifting you up in prayer to our Father. Praying that, during this time of grief, you would be held in His loving arms. ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Becky Lovegrove - Idaho Falls, ID

“Ron and Shelly, How can we possibly express the deep sorrow we feel for you and your precious family during this difficult time. We love you and...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron and Mary Ellen DeGarmo - SC

“May God bless you and grant you the divine comfort and peace that passes all underderstanding. ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Senn Ruffin - Watertown, WI

“You all are in the prayers of my family and I. My children like so many others grew up listening to Patch the Pirate and the Godly values that you...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Marino - Rockford, IL

“Ido not know the Hamilton family personally but feel I know them through the "Patch the Pirate" series. I used to listen to the tapes all the time....Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Val Bicanovsky - Campbell, OH

“Many prayers are sent your way. We are grieving deeply with you over your precious son, Jonathan. So gifted musically, his spontaneous smile will...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Dale & Cindy Gillespie - TN

“We are so sorry for this loss. We think and pray for you often in these difficult days. Our children also grew up with your songs and CDs and we are...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob and Sharon Ballou - Adrian, MI

“Just last week I was listening to "Goes to Space" and remembering learning "A Tender heart" and 15 years later teaching it to my students. Growing up...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristina Rutherford - Lakewood, CO

“I first "met" Jonathan in the 1980s when he visited our home many afternoons as Pee Wee Pirate--we loved listening to his adventures over and over! I...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie Ludlum - Harrisonburg, VA

“I so much enjoyed getting to know Jonathan when he was in high school and I was teaching at the Academy. He was a joy to be around, and I'll always...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Denise (Zutter) Cevela - IN

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our daughters were raised with Patch the Pirate and friends. One of the favorites was O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E. As...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Rich & Brenda Conner - Seaford, DE

“Ron and Shelly, Our prayers are with you during this difficult time, especially difficult because, in our minds, children shouldn't precede their...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Ken and Joan Jensen - Taylors, SC

“We are praying for your family. ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Land - Heber Springs, AR

“As all this messages testify, many people across the world are praying for your family as you deal with the tragic loss of your son. I understand...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Christine Scott - IA

“God be with your family in this time of loss. Know he did so much for The Lord in his time here on earth. Your Family helped bring me up right in a...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Alice and Thomas Denhart - IN

“To Ron and Shelly, Leota, Frank and Flora Jean, Dan and Marty, and your families and loved ones: On behalf of Pastor Dave Buckley and Cross Lanes...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Cross Lanes Bible Church - WV

“To the Hamilton Family, The Lord has brought you to my mind many times over the past several days. May He give you the peace that passes all...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Sarah Yackanin - Thaxton, VA

“Ron and Shelly, Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you and the family during this time. Our children have been forever changed...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Brent Mizell - Birmingham, AL

“Ron & Shelly, Not a day has passed this week that you both have not been in the front of my mind and in my prayers. I cannot imagine the heartbreak...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Larry Ledbetter - Charleston, WV

“Hamilton Family, Your ministry through the Patch the Pirate Series has greatly influenced my life as well as the students in my class. Thank you and...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Ellis - Forest, VA

“Ron & Shelly, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will be praying for you during this tragic time.We know that our Lord will be...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Danny & Linda Jenkins - KY

“Ron, Shelly and family James and my prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. I remember when he was born and got the nickname PeeWee Pirate....Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: James and Tanya Kreft - Piedmont, SC

“We are praying much for your whole family to stay faithful and strong through this difficulty. Sincerely, ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: April Lemoine - Plaucheville, LA

“Your family has been a tremendous blessing to us over the years as we have traveled MUCH as a missionary family. Patch has kept us company for...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: William Harper

“I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. God knows your pain, and He understands. So many things happen in this life that we can not...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Diana Frans - Covington, TN

“Dear Ron & Shelly & family I can't begin to imagine what you are going through just remember that God is right there beside you through all of this....Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Al Ross

“Praying for you at this time. May God give you grace and peace. We appreicate the testimony to all children through the Patch CD's. ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Aaron and Wendy Lynch - Elon, NC

Jonathan Campbell Hamilton, 34, beloved son of Ron and Shelly Hamilton, passed away May 12, 2013.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Tara Farrell; Alyssa Hamilton; and Megan Hamilton; and a brother, Jason Hamilton. Jonathan is also survived by his maternal grandparents Frank and Flora Jean Garlock; and his parental grandmother Leota Hamilton.

Jonathan's passions were being with his family; writing sacred music; running; and cooking.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00am at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00pm at The Mackey Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers you may make donations to Hope for the Home for the Honduras Mission Project, and in order to make donations, call Majesty Music at 864.242.6722.

The Mackey Mortuary.