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Trish Hamlin

April 22, 1958 — March 2, 2023

Patricia "Trish" Lynn Hamlin

     March 2, 2023, deeply loved, but never forgotten, Patricia, aka "BossLady", passed away in her home, surrounded by friends and family.  Born in Detroit, MI on April 22, 1958, to parents Don East and the late, Patricia Sallee, graduating from North Fort Myers High School, 1976, later marrying, June 17, 1977, Wayne "TopGun" Hamlin.  After meeting at the age of 14, married for a total of 45 years, 8 months, 14 days, and 3 hours, her devoted husband never left her side, nor did she leave his side in his 20-year military career.  Later retiring from active duty, "TopGun" and "BossLady", settled down, in their childhood state of residence, Cape Coral, FL.   

     During their marriage, while in Cape Coral, FL, they founded the Ronin Riding Club, with "BossLady" serving as Treasurer, to a beautiful extended family of 18 years.  In their later retirement, moving to SC, to be closer to their beloved grandchildren, they were able to spend her last year and 5 months, with her loving family.  "BossLady" loved hummingbirds, rollercoasters, taking walks with her grandchildren, at the zoo, and spending time with her club family.  

     Preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Sallee, stepfather, James Sallee, she is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Hamlin (Leesville, SC), sons:  James Hamlin (Swansea, SC), Christopher Hamlin (San Diego, CA), daughter:  Brandy Hamlin (Cape Coral, FL), father, Don East, (Dowagiac, MI), sisters: Dawn Kasserman (Warrenville, SC), Robin Lewis (Aiken, SC), brothers: Donnie East (Dowagiac, MI), James Sallee, JR (Warrenville, SC), grandchildren: Kerrigan Hamlin, Kourtlynn Hamlin, Gary Charles, John Cantrell, and her Ronin Riding Club brothers and sisters.

     A Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon, April 8th at 3 o’clock at Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronin Riding Club Charity (


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