Marilyn "MeMe" Hamblin

Monday 9th of December 1946 - Monday 16th of January 2023

Marilyn "MeMe" Hamblin

Services

Celebration of Life Visitation

Jan 28, 2023 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Milward-Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Director Fond remembrances by Michael Johnson at 2:00 p.m.

Michael Johnson to Share Fond Memories

Jan 28, 2023 (2:00 pm )

Milward-Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Marilyn “MeMe” Hamblin, 76, wife of Coy Hamblin, passed away unexpectedly at UofL Health, Louisville. She was born to the late Edward Stanley and Georgia Mae Perry Stanley on December 9, 1946 in Wise, Virginia.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College, where she met Coy during an eventful snowball fight. She built a successful career as a healthcare recruiter at ARH which she retired from so long ago that no one can remember the exact year.

MeMe was an avid supporter of all things Tennessee Walking Horse and UK. Many football seasons her and Coy spent hours in Commonwealth Stadium’s parking lot celebrating with “The Monkey Club.”

Eighteen years ago, all priorities changed with the arrival of grandson Walker. In recent years, she could be found on Friday nights cheering on Walker and the Frederick Douglass Football Broncos. Everyone at “The Farm” knew MeMe and she was there no matter the weather. She was definitely his #1 Fan. Most of all, she is remembered for her tireless devotion to family & friends. And quite possibly an unhealthy obsession with buying shoes for Walker.

In addition to her loving husband of 54 years, MeMe is survived by her Disney fanatic daughter, Heather and Patriotic son in law Michael Johnson; three grandchildren, crafty Alicia (Justin) Harris, fashionable Brittany (Bryan) Tillman, and the aforementioned can do no wrong Walker Johnson; two great-grandchildren, car loving Easton and Spiderman wannabe Grant Harris; one identical twin sister, Carolyn (Dwayne) Brinegar; and one steadfast niece, Markley Brinegar.

A celebration of life visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28th, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at Milward-Man O War. Fond memories of MeMe will be shared at 2:00 p.m. by Michael Johnson in the same venue on the 28th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to FDHS Football Boosters, P.O. Box 1545, Lexington, KY 40588.

Guest Book

Bob Kapp

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The memories and FUN goes so far back that Judy & I had with Marilyn & Coy. Football tailgating with all the MONKEYS were some of the greatest times ever. Lions Club, Shriners and Jesters put us all together for celebrations I will always remember. Marilyn, we will miss you! Here 's prayers for you, Coy.

3 days ago

Becky Smith

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Heather /family .... So sorry for your loss , my thoughts and prayers for you , may God be with you during this difficult time ...

4 days ago

Bill and Debi Prater

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Coy and Heather, so sorry to hear about Marilyn. Bill and I have so many great memories of times shared over the years and all the crazy fun we had. Please know we’re thinking of you both.

4 days ago

Stephanie Morris

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What a beautiful, special lady Marilyn was. I worked with her at ARH many years ago and still treasure the days in Recruitment. Her love of people was always evident. Her love for her daughter and Coy was also very obvious every day. I’m sure she is leaving a big hole in the lives of her loved ones, but I also feel like she has left you memories to last a lifetime!

5 days ago

Olivia Tudor

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Prayers for peace and comfort to Coy and entire family. So sorry for your loss,

6 days ago

Melissa R Fee

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I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all and her family. I had the pleasure of getting to hang out with “Mirl” several times (usually at the holidays eating” lol. She was a precious lady and will be missed by all who knew her.. May God bless you all and give you comfort in the days, weeks & months ahead.. Special prayers for Carolyn and Coy..

6 days ago