McKinley Ann Hammer, 21, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home June 30th, 2021.
McKinley was a born September 18,1999 during Hurricane Floyd and was a force of nature from day one. Throughout her life she faced several challenges but never gave up and had smile that could light up any room. She was 2021 graduate of Salem High School and SECEP. McKinley loved being on the water with the wind in her face. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory is: parents, Rick & Katie Hammer, two brothers, Alex Benshoff and wife Ashley, Cody Hammer; two nieces, Adeline and Amelia Benshoff, all of Virginia Beach; paternal grandmother, Maxine Hammer of Iowa City, Iowa; and a best friend and loving caretaker, Theresa Zaller. She is preceded in death by: maternal grandparents, Mary & Robert White; paternal grandfather, Dale R. Hammer and an infant brother, Corbin Dale Hammer
McKinley’s family would like to send a special thanks to all of her teachers, therapists & bus drivers in the Virginia Beach School System for the extra care and love given to McKinley over the years.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad in honor of McKinley. “Fly high sweet girl, you are loved so very much”
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