Sarah Irene Singleterry Hampton was born April 14, 1927 in Wynne, Arkansas to Walter and Jennie Newsom Clark. The family later moved to Biscoe. After graduating high school, she married Robert Allen Singleterry (Pop) and they made their home in Biscoe. Upon the death of Allen, she married Henry Hampton, Sr. (gran). When asked how she would like to be remembered, she replied “she loved” and her life exemplified that love. Love is a feeling of deep affection for someone, to like or enjoy very much, and to express affectionate approval. How did Irene love?
SHE LOVED JESUS CHRIST HER LORD AND SAVIOR.
This love was expressed by her service: GA leader, Bible School director and women’s Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed cooking meals for those in need and loved visiting the shut in’s. Irene had been a member of Biscoe First Baptist Church since 1942. 1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
SHE LOVED HER FAMILY, raising 5 children, all faithful Christian adults. Harmonious gatherings were a great delight to her. Such a loving and devoted wife, mom, doc, Aunt Rene, but if you asked her, her favorite name is was “Nana”. Be sure her grands and great grands were the cutest and smartest around.
She is survived by her five children:
Mitzi Osborne and husband, Paul
Gail Childers and husband, Kerry
Lynne Gibel and husband, Don
Gwyne Wilkins and husband, Wayne
Kyle Childers (wife, Sarah)
Jared Wilkins (wife, Sarah)
Jenny Coates (husband, Clay)
Her greatgrands are Max Childers, Brayden and Kinsley Taylor, Mantle and Remi Coats, and Adeline Wilkins.
Other family members are Jessie “Bo” Clark and wife, Danese as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.
SHE LOVED HER FRIENDS. She loved sending cards of encouragement and inspiration. Her home was a constant traffic of friends because all were always welcome. And, yes, she was a great cook!
Irene was a source of joy and inspiration to many, always determined and willing to help. She spread much happiness and will be remembered for her love, and she will be greatly missed.
There will be a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Biscoe First Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, December 15, at the Oakland Cemetery in DeValls Bluff.
The family requests memorials to Biscoe First Baptist Church , P.O. Box 297, Biscoe, Ar. 72017.