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Mary Hawkins

April 19, 1937 — September 20, 2023

Mary Hawkins

Mary Francis Deaton Hawkins peacefully passed away September 20th, 2023, surrounded by her family in her home in Hampstead, North Carolina. 

 

The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Reidsville, NC, Friday September 29th, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services on Saturday, September 30th, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints at 4751 NC-14, Reidsville, NC. A graveside committal will follow the service at Evergreen Memory Gardens.

 

Mary was born April 19th, 1937, to Vernon and Jewel Deaton.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in numerous callings involving the youth of the church as a Primary, Sunday School and Young women organizations both in the Caswell and Eden Wards. Over the years she worked on the farm, ran a day care in her home, managed her husband’s business and retired from Belk Department Store of Reidsville. She loved working in the children’s clothing section of Belk’s which also sold Boy Scout Uniforms. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening and watching birds and visits from friends and family, especially her nieces and nephews who also called her their second grandma. In recent years she enjoyed going to County (as she called it) with her son in law Cliff, sitting on the screened back porch and visiting the observation deck watching the waves on Topsail Island. She loved and is loved by many.

 

Mary raised five children, she has 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Earl Hawkins Sr. sons James Dean Hawkins, Kenneth Earl Hawkins Jr., and daughter Joann Hawkins Moody. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer McElroy (Clifford) and son, John Vernon Hawkins (Leonor) and her sister Joyce Faye Deaton Stanley  as well as a loving group of extended family and friends.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 29, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints

4751 NC-14, Reidsville, NC 27320

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Burial

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Evergreen Memory Gardens

7875 US-158, Reidsville, NC 27320

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