Carmen Michele Calloway Hinton, 46, of Odessa, TX passed away on July 11, 2017 in Odessa, TX.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church, 100 W. 50th Street, Odessa, TX.
Carmen was born in Kilgore, TX to “Jo Jo” Fears and Wesley Bill Calloway on November 4, 1970. She attended schools in Kilgore, TX and Odessa, TX. She graduated from Permian High School in Odessa, TX in 1989. She married James “Tido” Hammond in 1998. She worked as a Realtor for Trower Realtors and Mortgage Banker for Supreme Lending for 25 years. She was a member of the Odessa Board of Realtors for many years. She was Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Past President of the Odessa Board of Realtors various years. She was the secretary/treasurer for Tropical Townhomes. She was also a member of the American Legion.
Carmen is preceded in death by her father, Wesley Bill Calloway; her grandparents, Van Calloway, Dorothy Pettway Fears, Dillard Fears, and Johnny Nix; her great-grandparents, Bill and Pounce Calloway, Violet and Ross Smart, Rufus “Red” Beard and Ida Mae Beard, Irene and Roy Park, and Willie Pettway.
Carmen is survived by her husband, James “Tido” Hammond of Odessa; children, Hayden Hinton and Ashlynne Hammond of Odessa; parents, Carolyn “Jo Jo” Johnson and Mike Johnson of Odessa; brothers and sisters, Karen Calloway Maxwell of Longview, Lindsey and Jacob Chelette of Odessa, Branson Johnson of Odessa, Jennifer Tyrovolas of Cottonwood, CA, and Wesley Bill Calloway, Jr of Reno, NV; grandmother, Betty Beard Nix of Memphis, TN, and Faye Pettway of McKinney, TX; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to American Stroke Foundation in her honor.
The business will not be the same. The thought of not hearing her voice several times a week after 20 years will be very hard. To the family god bless and to Carmen you will never be forgotten. Sorry I am out of town and will miss the service.
We have lost a very special person. Her smile, hugs and laughter can not be replaced. Prayers to all who had the privilege of calling her "FRIEND".
Wayne StewartOdessa, TX
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother,
and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 -
"The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away
the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find
God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort,
I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)
Dennis MathewsonLebanon, KY
RIP Sweet Carmen! My prayers are with family and friends!!!
Valerie CoreyOdessa, TX
I wish my words could be of comfort to all family and friends. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers will be lifted.
Ollie freemanOdessa, TX
She was a very vibrant and beautiful woman. Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Johnny and Martha DayOdessa, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss. Carmen was such a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed by many. I'm praying for peace and comfort for your family at this time. Know that she has some very special wings and she is watching over you. Sending my love and prayers.
Denise Hubbard LukerPortland, TX
My heart goes out to Carmen's loved ones. She has been a ray of sunshine her whole life, loved by so many. I wish I could be there,Jo.Love and prayers to all of you.
Dee Pitner LowerOverton, TX
Karen, I am so very sorry to hear of your sisters passing. I pray the Lord will wrap His arms around you and you feel Him ever so close. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Let me know if I can help in any way.
Judy RiceLongview, TX