City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Jarrod Courtland Hamilton

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 50.
Died 02/11/2024.

Jarrod Courtland Hamilton
Jarrod Courtland Hamilton

Jarrod Courtland Hamilton, 50 years old, passed away at his home in Holly Springs, NC on February 11, 2024, surrounded by family and friends, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jarrod was born on May 21, 1973 in Lancaster, PA to Richard Hamilton (deceased) and Pamela Johnson. Although taken too soon, Jarrod made his mark on the world and was loved enough for a lifetime.

Married in 1998 to his college sweetheart, Jessica Edelhauser, they celebrated 25 years of marriage last summer. Together they enjoyed traveling, playing golf and spending time with family.

Jarrod and Jessica went on to have three children: Emma, Abby, and Casey. Upon their arrivals, they quickly became Jarrod’s whole world. He often reminded each one that he loved them “to the moon and back”. He instilled good character and a knowledge of their self-worth. Even though his passing leaves a large gap in his family’s hearts, his life lessons and legacy will continue to guide them through the years.

Jarrod attended Biglerville, PA High School, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC, graduating with honors. He was employed at Eli Lilly, CMG Partners and EnviCor Enterprises, retiring as VP of Commercial Operations.

Jarrod’s passion in life was golf; a passion he shared with his family and friends. He loved hunting and reading, especially crime thrillers. Saturday afternoons in the Fall were reserved for watching Penn State football. He also enjoyed Civil War history, having been brought up near Gettysburg, PA.
Jarrod is survived by his mother, Pamela Johnson, wife, Jessica Hamilton, children, Emma, Abigail and Casey Hamilton, siblings Keith Hamilton, Richard Hamilton (Karen) and Vicki Fitzgibbons, as well as niece and nephews Steve Spade, Lisa Smith, Keith Hamilton, Craig Hamilton.
Jarrod also leaves behind close friends: Steve Arnold, Jon Cook, Mike Lanza, Mark Letterman, Dan O’Brien, Phil Quatrale, Craig Sanders, Steve Risner, and Garrett Risner.

There is a Celebration of Life scheduled on February 22, 2024 at 12 Oaks Club, Holly Springs, NC.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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