'Mama' Alyce Hamatie: 'Matriarch' of ...

'Mama' Alyce Hamatie: 'Matriarch' of St. George church stayed a...

There are 8 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 24, 2009, titled 'Mama' Alyce Hamatie: 'Matriarch' of St. George church stayed a.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

"Mama" Alyce Hamatie of Altamonte Springs was known for her energy - whether she was out to breakfast or volunteering at her church.

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Jasmine Williams

Apopka, FL

#1 Apr 25, 2009
I met Alice Hamatie for the first time in 1983 and over the years we kept in touch. I honestly never met a nicer more "cool" older lady in my life. I originally am from New Jersey and we met originally at a wedding that she was a guest at. While I never met her son or his family, Alice was a really really sweet lady. I've not seen or heard from her since the late nineties. We kept in touch until around 1998 and I will miss her. I hope the community realizes the lost that we all have endured.
Say hi to my late husband Sal, and tell him I'll be along soon enough, missing you and your smile!
Muhammed Abdel - Nader

Apopka, FL

#2 Apr 25, 2009
My family share your pain and your loss Fr. John. Your mom was special. She was very very interesting and always had a good story to share and a smile to deliver. I will miss her. Mostly, I know you will miss her most. When I lost my grandmother in London in 1970, since all this time, my goodness too many years I will never forget her, her name was Khaleefah. Fr. keep strong, never forget her and mostly take this time to reflect and have peace.

Muhammed Abdel - Nader
Salloum Family -

United States

#3 Apr 26, 2009
Ah our dear Alyce has gone to be with the Lord. Her age was a number her spirit was priceless. I miss her already and in her heart she knows that.
Vickie Rodernson

United States

#4 Apr 26, 2009
How time has passed. Jesus called Mama
Alyce home after all these years. The pain is too strong to put into tears but all my love and Joe's love for your words of wisdom.
Eleanor Razzouk

United States

#5 Apr 26, 2009
My old gin rummie partner is gone. I'll long for those cool nights of playing gin in Mount Pocono with Harry, myself, Gabe, Virginia and Kenny. Ah, I heard about Kenny, that's unbearable. And you'll all be playing in Heaven with momma & pappa.
Missing you Alice,

Colwell, IA

#6 May 16, 2009
Prayers and thoughts with you Al,(we used to call Alyce, "Al" for short. In 88 years, I've never met anyone like her. I'll miss her a whole lot.
Joshua Hughes

Mc Lean, VA

#7 May 16, 2009
I knew Mama Alyce as a young man, my mom used to attend St. Georges in Orlando, her name was Vicki Hughes and she passed away some years ago. Well, I am married and have a family of my own now, but I learned so much from Mama Alyce. I miss her already.
Alexandra Hamatie

United States

#8 Feb 29, 2012
I miss my +Tayta (Grandmother in Arabic) terribly. I think n speak of her everyday. I wish I could spend one more hour with her. I love you +Tayta!

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