Leslie Sperr Hamilton

leslie hamilton

January 15, 1957 ~ June 9, 2021

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Leslie Sperr Hamilton of Stone Mountain passed on June 9, 2021.

Leslie was born on January 15, 1957 in Arlington Heights, IL to Edward and Sylvia Sperr.

Leslie graduated from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, MI in 1975 and she attended Ferris State University and Clemson University where she studied commercial art and marketing. Leslie excelled while employed at The Sport Shoe, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Nieman Marcus and finally at The Home Depot.

Always a “people person” dating back to her days as a camp counselor at Camp Merrie Woode she never met a stranger and was congenial to everyone.

Her hobbies and interests (and she had many) included tennis, half marathons and 5k’s, cross stitch and needlework, gardening, boating, having a beer with friends and family and her many garage/estate sale excursions with her best friend Courtney!

A big sports fan, Leslie enjoyed NASCAR and Indy car racing attending races at Darlington, Daytona, Bristol, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Talladega. She also loved her Atlanta Falcons and Clemson Tigers and her beloved Atlanta Braves and looked forward to the company of her tailgating friends and family.

Leslie lived her life to the fullest, never a dull moment while going to Jimmy Buffet concerts and annual family trips to the beach. Nothing was more relaxing to Leslie than sitting in her beach chair, umbrella up, bubble machine churning out bubbles, kite flying overhead, surf reaching her toes in the sand and having a cold one with family all around.

Leslie was a 20+ year volunteer for the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. She also gave her time and resources to Dekalb Animal Shelter and Atlanta Botanical Gardens. She also donated to The island Pony Reserve at The Okracoke Island National Seashore.

Leslie is survived by siblings Pete Sperr, Chip (Amy) Sperr, and Alexis (Milton) Morris and former husband David Hamilton. She will be missed by nieces & nephews Louisa & Joe, John Elliott, Michael & Stephanie, Natalie & Sean, Dustin & Kari, Ivan, Zane, Geer, Leila, Hank, Liam, Hudson, Dylan and Daxton.

Visitation will be at Wages and Son Funeral Home in Stone Mountain on Saturday August 21 from 4-6 pm.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The American Heart Association and Dekalb Animal Shelter.


Visitation: August 21, 2021 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. Will miss our texts about sports! And all your help for head cashier morning openings. R.I.P.

  2. CandleImageMy dear friend may you rest in peace.in Heaven will miss you. It’s hard not seeing your face and
    Not hearing your voice. But you are in good place with God. Lv Hazel kip

  3. CandleImageDear Leslie, you will be sorely missed: your smile, positive energy, sense of humor and wit, and kindness. We are all just walking each other home. And there is no place like home, with the Lord. God speed, sweet Leslie.

  4. Words cannot tell how much I will miss you, Leslie You introduced me to so many things, including your love of racing/NASCAR and all. You gave me so many beautiful orchids and plants, and the last thing was the squirrel proof bird feeder. When you came I loved it that we went to the Amish Store and the Farmer’s Market. I loved it when we went to Fort Wayne to research your parents and grandparents when they lived there. We even checked out James Dean’s final resting place.
    There is a big, vacant space in our lives where you once were. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep you and be with your family at this sad time.

  5. Leslie,
    I will miss you but we will meet again in heaven! You were the first one I met everyday when I came to work at Home Depot. We always talked about them Braves! We will keep talking about them and cheer them on for you everyday!
    My daughter Caroline is a huge fan of the Braves as well. We will keep them going strong until we see you again. See is getting married in two weeks and I was so hoping for you to meet her in this life but that will have to wait a little longer. Love you my friend!

  6. Leslie, all the great memories from our first working and married years. You were always one of the funniest and honest people I knew. Miss you friend Taylor

  7. Leslie, I so enjoyed working with you when you were with The Sport Shoe and then with the Atlanta Food Bank. You introduced me to Dauphin Island, where I took my family for many years after. I always loved your sense of humor, positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach to everything. The world will not be the same without you. RIP my friend.

  8. CandleImageI will always remember our trips to Cumberland Island and of course the crazy Halloween parties! You loved life and that my friend is what I will remember about you!! RIP my friend!

  9. CandleImageLeslie ALWAYS had a smile on that freckled beautiful face of hers. I worked with her at The Sport Shoe, she was always gracious, talented, positive and I enjoyed being around her. Prayers for her loved ones mourning her loss. My collar is up today in your honor, funny gal Leslie!

  10. CandleImageI will always remember all the good times we shared together. Race day and the Indy 500 wont be the same . Your visits to Indiana were always something to look forward to, and no one new sports better than you! You will be missed !

  11. CandleImageLeslie I will always remember your bright smile and passion for life- whether it was sports, travel, work or just plain fun. Working at TSS with you was such a blessing and I will treasure the memories. Sending my condolences to your family and friends, May you rest in peace.

  12. CandleImageOh Miss Leslie, such great times together ❤! We met you and Dave by the tracks in the Gulch and a Falcons fan friendship blossomed with yall and of course Mike and Jenny. Soo many more joined our little group and you were ALWAYS such a bright ray of sunshine in our group. We will always remember your shrimp ceviche, fire pit, funky fun beers and BEAUTIFUL smile! You will be missed our friend, always XOXO

  13. Leslie became a fast friend to me this past year in Stone Mountain Village, our neighborhood. We met at the new brewery that opened last summer. From the start, Leslie and I could talk about common interests and dealings with work and the pandemic. We saw each nearly every week there since. She’s one of the only local people who can talk baseball history and had a great passion for her Atlanta Braves. I was always happy to see her and talk about her travel and weekend activities. She came along to be in my life when I really needed a friend. I will truly miss having her as a neighbor, companion, and friend.

  14. We worked together at the Bowl. Always ready to help. Always a smile and a “very” quick wit. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Rest In Peace my friend.

  15. CandleImageTo my friend of 39 years. I will cherish all of our memories and adventures together. To my best friend and sushi buddy! XOXO

  16. CandleImageI am heartbroken reading this and tears are flowing. Leslie, you were my best buddy at ALL Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Kickoff Games. I always had someone to sit with and laugh with. And dont forget being roomies at Final Four, taking those coaches to the Braves game. Next weekend will be very difficult not seeing your smiling face. I send prayers to your family. Until we meet again, my dear friend, thank you for your friendship.

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