Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Amy Hampton Knight Cadwell, 42 of Denver, Colo, loving and beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and daughter-in-law, died Tuesday, July 22nd after battling a sudden and invasive lung disease.
Born to The Reverend Monty Knight and Jami Rollo Knight in Carbondale, Ill. on March 11, 1972, Amy Hampton spent her childhood in Summerville, S.C. A member of the Summerville Marching Band and The South Carolina Episcopal Youth Commission, “Hampton”, as friends called her, graduated from Summerville High School in 1990. She attended the University of South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in English Literature and Studio Design in 1994. From 1995-2002, Amy Hampton made New York City sparkle even brighter, working as the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity Consultant at Marist College, and as an accomplished Associate Editor of Children’s Books and Novelties at HarperCollins, Penguin Putnam, and Simon & Schuster Publishers.
Months after September 11, 2001, Amy Hampton left the publishing industry to work for a non-profit Disaster Relief organization. She then returned to her roots, where she met the one man who could keep up with her, David Vance Cadwell. They were married on October 28, 2005, and relocated to Denver, Colo., where Amy worked as Marketing Director for Granite Loan.
A devoted mother and daughter, one-of-a-kind friend, and dedicated colleague, Amy Hampton was a queen of style, creativity, and celebration. She loved to throw themed parties chock-full of original decorations, costumes, and face paintings. She shopped boutiques, thrift stores, and trunk sales, transforming old-fashioned into vintage-fabulous. She danced the shag while cooking up a Low-Country Boil for friends on a favorite South Carolina beach. Always young at heart, Amy Hampton shared her love for life, and passion for music, art and literature with her beloved sons, Shepard and Harmon.
Amy Hampton is survived by her husband, David, her sons, Shepard Tate Cadwell (6) and Harmon Blake Cadwell (2); her parents Jami Rollo Knight of Summerville, S.C, and Monty Knight, of Charleston, S.C.; her brother James Rollo Knight, and nephew Jackson Rollo Knight of Chicago, Ill. Amy Hampton’s boundless spirit, joy, kindness, and talents will be celebrated in the spring of 2015 at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Summerville, South Carolina. She will be interred at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery, surrounded by magnolias and azaleas.