Jane Patrick "Patty" Hammit

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Jane Patrick Sandifer Hammit, known to friends and family as Patty, was a beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend. She passed away Thursday, October 27 in Montgomery, Texas. Patty was born on October 1, 1947, to William (Leon) and Ada Faye Sandifer in Marlin, Texas.

Patty was raised in Franklin, Texas, and raised her own family in Conroe, Texas. She graduated from Franklin High School and attended Stephen F. Austin University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She received a degree in Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Patty was an elementary school teacher in Virginia and Texas, retiring after more than 25 years. She taught third grade at B.B. Rice Elementary in Conroe for 13 years and was commended for her volunteerism with the Conroe Service League and First United Methodist Church.

Patty's faith in God was central to her life. She took great enjoyment as a Vacation Bible School teacher, Caring Ministries volunteer, and member of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Conroe. Patty was blessed with many loving and thoughtful friends from whom she derived strength, inspiration, and enjoyment for life.

Those who knew and loved Patty will miss her exceptional generosity; her unique passion for reading and lifelong learning; her fascination with history, science, and the natural world; her love of family and community; and her unparalleled sense of grace and etiquette. Patty's radiant heart came alive in the presence of children, and her gift for developing confidence and curiosity in young people made a significant impact within her family and community.

Many more will remember Patty as a devoted and patient caregiver in her roles as mother, teacher, daughter and wife. After years supporting her parents' and husband's health, she continued to reach out to visit friends and church members in times of need.

Patty is preceded in death by her parents Leon and Ada Faye Sandifer and her husband of 42 years, Earl Dean Hammit. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Paige Hammit of The Woodlands, daughters and son-in-law Lauren Hammit of Washington DC and Melissa and Mark Schuck of Houston, and her three grandsons John Patrick, Jackson and Hayden Hammit. She cherished her relationships with her sister, brother, and their families: Sarah Davis of Franklin and William (Sandy) Sandifer of Houston.

There will be a visitation at Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe on Tuesday, November 1 at 5 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Conroe on Wednesday, November 2 at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist Church of Conroe: 936-756-3395.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 31 to Nov. 14, 2011