Rena Starkey Dameron

  • Born: June 21, 1933
  • Died: December 22, 2017
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rena Starkey Dameron passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 84. She was born on Wednesday, June 21, 1933 and was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Rena is survived by her son, Albert Joseph Alleman, Jr., three stepsons, Ned Dameron, Stanley Dameron, and Charles Emery Dameron, sister, Jane Ormond, brother, John Crayton, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and eleven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Dameron; son, Ronald Howell; mother, Catherine Crayton; sister, Ginger Crayton; three brothers, Douglas Crayton, Pete Crayton, and Jerry Crayton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 100 West Church Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be held in the church hall on Tuesday from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Grace Memorial Episcopal Church Cemetery, Hammond, Louisiana.

Arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes of Hammond and Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Rena was my boss when she and I worked together at Sally's Grill. She was a sweetheart. I love her and miss her God bless the family and friends that were fortunate enough to have known her.

Posted by TEXIE Young - Ponchatoula, LA - coworker   December 26, 2017


I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting with "Miss" Rena at one of the Grace
Memorial Luncheons back in the summer. Jo Marie McInnis and I always
enjoy Grace's luncheons and our visit with her was better than the food and
ambiance which is hard to beat. The minister came along and gave her
some information on someone's impending Funeral Service and when I
asked if she had just lost someone she smiled and said ..."no I am planning
my own funeral." Both Jo and I had heard of her all our adult lives but never
met her. The short time I was with her I just knew she was a masterpiece of
God's and someone whom all would benefit simply by knowing. Really I cannot
feel sad because she seemed to be looking forward to the trip! I know you
as family feel sad but I can tell you she expressed love for you all and did
miss her husband. She went home for Christmas! It hardly gets better than
that except for those left behind. Treasure your sweet memories.

Posted by Glenda Sharkey - Hammond, LA - Acquaintance   December 26, 2017

Rena is an example of how one can pull herself up by her bootstraps with pride and dignity. She did not let age, illness or death rob her of that. I'm glad we had a good visit before God took her home. Rest in peace, Rena. Love, Brenda

Posted by Brenda Giacone - Baton Rouge, LA - Family   December 25, 2017