Milton S. Hammond, an entrepreneur and longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. He was 91.
He was born on March 14, 1928 to the late Horace and Sarah Hammond in Melfa, Virginia in Accomack County. He was one of 14 children. At the age of 13, Hammond left the rural area of Accomack County and independently traveled to Philadelphia to start a new life.
From his first job as a coffee preparer at Horn & Hardart, through 40 years of printing for the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper to his many ventures as an entrepreneur that included his business in window washing and Hammond Limousine Service, he worked hard and prospered.
Hammond enjoyed spending time with his family.
“Throughout his life, he was extremely kind, generous and had an infectious smile,” his family said in a tribute. “He was a loyal friend who fostered many close relationships over the years. He was a dapper dresser who truly enthusiastically embraced social events.”
Hammond was an active member at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for more than a half century and served the church in multiple capacities.
“Up until his death, he cherished his love for his wife, kept his wit, sense of humor and was proud to share happy memories of his numerous trips abroad and throughout the U.S,” his family said.
He is survived by: his wife, Pearl Hammond “Sissie”; daughter, Patricia Hammond-Harris; granddaughter, Quiana Bullock; grandson, Benjamin Bullock; granddaughters, Brielle and Briana Bullock; sister, Catherine Willett and other relatives and friends.
Services were held Nov. 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Germantown, 5421 Germantown Ave. Viewing was at 9 a.m. Services followed at 10 a.m. Burial was in Ivy Hill Cemetery.
Bruce R. Hawkins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.