Thelma Grace Cooke Hampton was born on September 18, 1952, in Camden, South Carolina to the late Wallace Cooke, Sr and the late Elizabeth Gary Cooke. On the evening of January 2, 2023, Thelma entered into eternal rest at her home surrounded by family.
Thelma received her education in Kershaw County Schools and was in the last graduating class of the segregated Jackson High School. Shortly after high school, Thelma began employment in the manufacturing industry and later repositioned employment as a professional caregiver. Thelma loved worshiping, serving others in the church and was a true believer in God. As a child, she was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was also a faithful servant of Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Camden, South Carolina.
In 1980, Thelma married her loving husband of forty two years, Calvin Hampton. Together they had three children, Takenya Cooke Warren (Charlie), Lamont Hampton (Deborah),and Sheila Hampton; five grandchildren; Nelanie Hampton, Taja Atkins, Jeremiah Tucker-Hampton, Azariah Hinton, and Braylen Hinton. She also leaves to cherish honorary daughters, Denise Bennett and Cyntria Jackson, an honorary grandchild, Kylie-Rose Williams and a furbaby, Baxter.
Thelma was preceded in death by her siblings Cleveland Cooke, Thomas Cooke, Dorothy Grant and Joseph Cooke.
Those left to cherish her beautiful memories are her siblings; Hattie Greene (John) of Camden, SC, Elizabeth Aldrich (Bob) of Camden, SC, Wallace (Lillian) of Camden, SC, James Cooke of Miami, FL, Estelle Moses of Camden, SC, Lottie Cooke of Georgia, Lucian Cooke (Corliss) of Charlotte, NC, Edward Cooke (Pauline) of Lugoff, SC and Corine Wiley of Camden, SC, and host of nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.