This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Laura Young Hamilton, 72 years old, born on May 2, 1948, and passed away on March 13, 2021. We will remember her forever.

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On May 2, 1948, Joseph and Fannie Young welcomed a beautiful baby girl Laura Nell Young in Houston, Texas.

Laura Nell Young Hamilton departed this life on March 13, 2021 and left a strong legacy of unwavering integrity and honorable character.Her gift to us was her infectious smile, quiet patience and nurturing personality.She was a devoted mother, “Team Mom”, grandmother, sister and friend who will always be loved by many near and far.

She accepted Christ at an early age, as a member of Mt. Vernon UMC.Laura joined Windsor Village UMC with her family in 1982 and has been active since she joined.She has worked with the Usher Ministry, Director of the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), Staff Parrish committee, and the Altar Guild. She has also maintained strong relationships with her Windsor family outside of church. She has rarely been seen without one of her sisters from the Sister of All Seasons (SOAS) group. Her love of God, people and travel made this the perfect group.They not only did Bible Study, but they loved to fellowship, travel, support and encourage each other in life and family matters.

Laura received her education in the Houston Independent School District where she attended Atherton Elementary School, E.O. Smith Junior High School and became the proud graduate of Wheatley High School.While at Wheatley, she was a member of the Purple and White Squadron Club and Girls Inc.She attended Prairie View A&M University and received her Bachelor of Business Management from LeTourneau University.

Laura worked as the Registrar at Houston Graduate School of Theology and as a Registrar at College of Biblical Studies. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Associate Registrar at Rice University where she provided professional leadership and mentorship to her students for over 30 years.In 2004, she retired from Rice University where she is celebrated and remembered for the compassion and support she showed to the students.In addition to her work duties she was a member of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRO) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO). Apart from her official position at Rice, Laura also served as test administrator for close to 20 years administering professional admission examinations such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph and Fannie Young and sister, Audrey Young Hurd.She leaves to remember her, two sons LeRoi Wayne (Karyn) Jones and Joseph (Natara) Branch, a sister Josie Young Mitchell, two grandsons Colby and Canyon Jones, a nephew Samuel Mitchell, a great-niece Jeanine Taylor, two great nephews Jackie Taylor and Patrick Mitchell, a god-daughter Nicole Cozart, a host of cousins and relatives, and her beloved strong network of truly supportive friends.

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