Obituary for John Abell Hammett, Jr.
John “Johnny” Abell Hammett, Jr., 51, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on June 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 7, 1965 he was the son of John A. Hammett, Sr. and Mary Catherine “Kitty” Hammett. He is preceded in death by his late grandparents Ignatius and Ethel Hammett and Harry and Helen Nelson.
Johnny was a native to St. Mary’s County and was a 1983 graduate of Chopticon High School. Johnny had enjoyed running his small family business Hammett Masonry, LLC that was passed down to him by his father. He enjoyed life: boating, hunting, camping with his wife and friends at Dennis Point Marina, corn hole, playing cards, watching the Dallas Cowboys play with a could cold Bud Light and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Johnny is survived by his wife of 26 years Donna Gass Hammett, daughter Nicki Copsey (Brian), son John A. Hammett III (Emily); and brother, Kenny Hammett (Kristi). Also surviving Johnny are 5 grandchildren: Alexis Copsey, Trevor Hammett, Avery Copsey, Chase Copsey and John A. Hammett IV and 2 nephews Troy and Jay Hammett.
Family will greet friends on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church Avenue, MD with Father Anthony Lickteig officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers will be: John A. Hammett III, Kenny Hammett, Troy Hammett, Jay Hammett, Brian Copsey, Ricky Hynson, Francis Huseman and Michael Gass. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Buddy Gibson, Billy Norris, Dale Gass, Jim Taylor and Pete Griffin, Jr.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.