Marcia Hamilton Lacks of Ocracoke, June 27

By on July 2, 2018

Marcia Hamilton Lacks, 76, of Ocracoke, NC died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born April 10, 1942, in Richmond, VA, she was the daughter of the late Elenore Williams Hamilton and Marion Norton Hamilton.

Marcia is survived by two sons, Benny Lee Lacks III and wife Debbie of Orlando, FL, and Christopher Hamilton Lacks of Ocracoke, NC; three grandchildren, Justin, Cameron and Peyton Lacks all of Orlando, FL; and a sister, Gail Thomas Hamilton of Ocracoke, NC.

On February 10, 1964, our mother delivered Benny Lee Lacks III into this world. Six years later, on May 2, 1970, Christopher Hamilton Lacks was born. On June 27, 2018, at 3:25 a.m., we both said our last goodbye to our mother and best friend, Marcia Hamilton Lacks.

Marcia was a veterinarian assistant and school teacher. She loved children, animals, and plants with unlimited compassion. She was the most giving, loving, caring, forgiving and unselfish mother anyone could ask for.

It is so painful to say goodbye to your best friend and mother, that it physically hurts. We find comfort in knowing that her love for the Lord and passion for Christ has taken her to a place where she is pain-free. She is now the angel that she has always shown to be. Until we are together again, mama we love you!

Although we mourn our tragic loss of you, we know that you are no longer hurting. That is where we can find peace. Marcia, thank you for being such an amazing person. We were so lucky to call you our mother. Marcia’s favorite phrase was, “YOU MAY BE ONLY ONE PERSON IN THE WORLD, BUT YOU MAY ALSO BE THE WORLD TO ONE PERSON!”

All of our love, your family and friends. You will be missed! Love, your sons, Benny and Chris, and sister Gail.

In keeping with Marcia’s wishes, there will be no service at this time.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Liz Taylor Bagley

    I cannot improve on her sons’ memories. She had such a sweet spirit. Marcia and I began kindergarten together as best friends. She lived up the street and we have laughed at some of those memories. I also spent some of my summertimes with her and her family in Ocracoke, which seemed magical to me always. We remained friends throughout school, after graduation, tho, we kinda took different paths, but reconnected about 30 years ago and talked on the phone almost twice a month…in the last couple years almost every week. We laughed together, cried and prayed together. Marcia was beautiful inside and out..always. I feel blessed to have had her in my life all those years. We were truly connected and figured it was a “God-Thing” that we spent so many years as each other’s best friend. I know about that physical pain that her sons mentioned, as I have it, too. I want to pick up the phone and call her. My heart is with you, Gail, Bennie Lee and Chris. We just don’t always know why such a truly special and gentle spirit as Marcia is called to be with her Lord. What a sweetheart she was. I feel that a part of me is gone with her. My love to you, Gail, Bennie Lee and Chris.

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