Ms. Otis Marie Hampton

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Otis Marie Hampton, a beloved member of the Columbus community, peacefully passed away on November 19, 2023, at the age of 93. Born on November 14, 1930, in Holly Grove, Arkansas, Otis was the daughter of Palmore and Willie Mae Hampton.

From a young age, Otis possessed unwavering faith and accepted Christ into her life. She dedicated her time and energy to Trinity Baptist Church, where she became an integral part of the congregation. Otis found joy in participating in the Major choir, Mass choir, Sunday school, and various church activities.

Following her move to Columbus, Ohio, in 1949, Otis began her professional journey. She worked at White Cross Hospital before embarking on a rewarding career at Western Electric, where she dedicated over 30 years of her life. Even after retiring, Otis pursued her entrepreneurial spirit and became a successful vendor of church wear, African attire, and accessories.

Otis Hampton will always be remembered for her generosity and thoughtfulness. She firmly believed in the power of giving and often said, “You can’t beat God giving!” Her warm and engaging personality led her to establish lasting friendships with countless individuals, both in her business endeavors and personal life.

In her free time, Otis enjoyed shopping, cooking, and was renowned for her mouthwatering dishes, particularly her famous potato salad, greens, and delectable chicken salad. Above all, Otis had an unwavering love for the Lord, her church, and her family. Her devotion and affection for her only child, Michael Keith Hampton, were immeasurable and remained unwavering until her last breath.

Sister Hampton was preceded in death by her parents and her 13 siblings.

Otis is survived by her son, Michael Keith Hampton, and her special son adopted by love, Chuck Eubanks. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, as well as grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, who will forever cherish her memory.

Visitation 11:00am and Home Going Service 12:00 noon Saturday December 2, 2023 at Trinity Baptist Church, 461 St Clair Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43203.

In addition, a video tribute and the opportunity to offer condolences to the Hampton family can be found at

Otis Hampton’s life was one of love, faith, and giving. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May her soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire and uplift us all.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dorothy Tanner and Family TBC

    My Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to the families. Ms. Otis was a very sweet and classy lady! She will surely be missed! May God be with the family during this time of sorrow! Rest in Heaven! ❤️✌

  2. Lori Welch Smith

    My sincere condolences to you on the passing of your Mother. Sending love and Prayers to you . Heaven must have been missing an Angel

  3. What a beautiful tribute. May her memory be a blessing. And what a wonderful legacy she left in you, Michael Love, and Healing to your hearts.

  4. Michael you have my deepest sympathy and love and Prayers during this difficult time just know I’m only a call away whenever you need a listening ear

    Deaconess Andre Green

  5. Paul (Pablo) Stansbery and Family

    Mrs. Hampton and Michael Keith

    If we live, we live to the Lord,
    and if we die, we die to the Lord;
    so then, whether we live or whether we die,
    we are the Lord’s. (Rom. 14:8)

    God is our refuge and strength
    a very present help in trouble. (Ps. 46:1)

    The Stansbery Family (Mark, Paul, Joy, Todd, and Les & Peg who rest with our Lord)

  6. Sending love and prayers to you my friend Michael Hamilton and to your family.

  7. Michael,
    Your Mom’s beautiful smile and spirit is evident in every photo. You are truly blessed to have had such an incredible mother. May her love and wisdom guide you throughout your life. My deepest condolences on your loss.

  8. Pastor Landareece & the Brown Family

    Brother Michael and family,
    We send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to you and your family. We are praying for you that God will continue to be your Comfort and Strength like no other.
    May the peace of God which passeth all understanding keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our Lord today and in the days to come.

  9. Michael,

    May god grant you piece of this time. Is losing your mother is never easy, But that blessed assurance that you have that. She is with Jesus as we speak. I’m sure you must have the blessed assurance that she is. Heaven gained a beautiful angel!


  10. Michael and Chuck–my thoughts are with you both as you make your way through a world changed by loss. You know I love you both and would do anything I could to make this easier to navigate . . .

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