The Picayune Item
Sallye Lewis Hammett passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the age of 72. Sallye was born in Lake Charles, La. on May 31, 1940 and had been a resident of New Orleans, La., Henleyfield, Miss. and Austin, Texas.
Sallye was a 1962 graduate of Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans. A teacher and homemaker, she enjoyed reading, tennis, gardening, cooking, and the outdoors. Sallye’s devotion to her faith, friends and family stands as a testament to her life. She touched so many lives with her warm, unfailingly positive, thankful and giving heart, and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by: her parents Natalie Scott Lewis and Austin Warren Lewis; and by her brother Jerry Scott Lewis.
Sallye is survived by: her beloved husband, John Edward Hammett; their two sons, John David Hammett and his wife Kelly Hammett of Discovery Bay, Calif., and Richard Austin Hammett and his wife Amy Singleton Hammett of Castle Rock, Colo.; and their children, Natalie Kate Hammett, Emma Elizabeth Hammett, and Jack Austin Hammett; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service, celebrated by the Rev. Peter Hammett, O.S.B., of St. Joseph Abbey in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans at 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow.
For those so desiring, donations may be made in the name of Sallye Hammett either to Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, Miss., or to St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, La.
To view and sign the family guestbook please visit, www.lakelawnmetairie.com.