LEE HAMILTON SAWYER
From the Miami Herald, June 2009: SAWYER, LAURA "LEE" HAMILTON, was born on January 6, 1944, and died peacefully on June, 9, 2009, in her native Miami, Florida. The oldest of three girls born to Conway and Anna Laurie Hamilton, Lee was a sensitive and kind person even as a child. While attending University of Miami's School of Business she met her future husband, James Alan Sawyer. Lee loved her job as a school teacher where she taught math to the forgotten children in some of Miami's most blighted areas. Most importantly, Lee was a wonderful and caring mother to her two children, Laura and Jimmy.
Shortly after her husband's death, Lee began experiencing health problems. After 15 years of overcoming insurmountable odds she succumbed to her illnesses and passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Lee is survived by her loving daughter and son, Laura Candace Broder (Seth) and James"Jimmy" Alan Sawyer, Jr. Her sisters Cynthia Hamilton Palmer (Mark)and Amanda Hamilton Myers (Edwin); her nephew, Christopher Hamilton Myers and her longtime nurse and companion, Chantal Colimon.