Marcia Lacks and son, Chris Lacks. Photo provided by Twiford Funeral Home

Marcia Hamilton Lacks, 76, of Ocracoke, died Wednesday, June 27, in Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.

Born April 10, 1942, in Richmond, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Elenore Williams Hamilton and Marion Norton Hamilton.

Marcia is survived by two sons, Benny Lee Lacks III and wife Debbie of Orlando, Florida, and Christopher Hamilton Lacks of Ocracoke; three grandchildren, Justin, Cameron and Peyton Lacks all of Orlando, Florida; and a sister, Gail Thomas Hamilton of Ocracoke.

On February 10, 1964, our mother delivered Benny Lee Lacks III into this world. Six years later, on May 2, 1970, Christopher Hamilton Lacks was born. On June 27, at 3:25 a.m., we both said our last goodbye to our mother and best friend.

Marcia was a veterinarian assistant and school teacher. She loved children, animals, and plants with unlimited compassion. She was the most giving, loving, caring, forgiving and unselfish mother anyone could ask for. It is so painful to say goodbye to your best friend and mother that it physically hurts.

We find comfort in knowing that her love for the Lord and passion for Christ has taken her to a place where she is pain free. She is now the angel that she has always shown to be.

Until we are together again, Mama, we love you! Although we mourn our tragic loss of you, we know that you are no longer hurting. That is where we can find peace. Marcia, thank you for being such an amazing person, we were so lucky to call you our mother.

Marcia Hamilton Lacks. Photo provided by Twiford Funeral Home

Marcia’s favorite phrase was, “You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person!” May the grace of God test your soul.

All of our love, your family and friends, you will be missed!
Love your sons, Benny and Chris, and sister Gail.

In keeping with Marcia’s wishes, there will be no service at this time.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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