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Paul Daniel Hawkins

Dr. Paul Daniel Hawkins passed from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on April 1, 2020. He was born in Rock Mills, Virginia on January 22, 1931, son of Raymond and Sally (Norman) Hawkins. On December 23, 1961, he married Linda Hastings Pace. His life epitomized commitment to God, family and country. He represented the United States Army including service in the Korean Conflict. He faithfully loved his wife and family, many church congregations and friends; but love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was his highest commitment. He served as pastor of Duraleigh Road Baptist (Raleigh, NC), Immanuel Baptist (Edenton, NC), Hawthorne Baptist (Tucker, GA) and Tidewater Baptist (Chesapeake, VA). He served on the Board of Directors for Bob Jones University and Armed Forces Baptist Missions. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Hawkins, who lovingly cared for him; daughters Julia (Andrew) Art of Delaware, OH and Mary Elizabeth (Buddy) Allen of Reidsville; grandchildren Clay, Paul and Stephen Barker (Reidsville), Caroline and Christopher Art (Delaware), beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Ed and Marvin Hawkins; sister, Thelma Hawkins. Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family with a private graveside service. Online memories and condolences may be shared by visiting Wilkersonfuneral.com. Memorial gifts may be directed to Tidewater Baptist Church, 1316 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320 or Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.

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Beautiful memories of him always! Much love and Ill never forget Sundays filled with him and my granddaddy :heart:

Melinda Apr 17 2020 11:52 PM

Dear Mrs. Hawkins, Julie and Beth, We are saddened to hear of Pastor Hawkins passing, yet at the same time, we are rejoicing that he is in the presence of his beloved Savior, Jesus Christ. We have many wonderful memories of our time together at Tidewater Baptist. We remember having your family over for dinner at our house when you were first coming to Tidewater Baptist. Then there were times in choir practice, special services during the holiday seasons and children's plays. We cherish the love and affection we have for your family and treasure the few moments that we have been able to share with you over the intervening years. I don't know if there is dust in heaven, but if there is, its gold dust, and I believe Pastor has been kicking up gold dust on Hallelujah Blvd, praising his Savior. God Bless you and keep you. With much love and affection in Christ Reggie and Pat Forgays, Jim and Anne-Marie

Reggie and Pat Forgays Apr 6 2020 11:41 AM

Condolences to all of you. Paul was faithful and finished the course. He was blessing. Tim Easley

Timothy Easley Apr 4 2020 3:09 PM

God has placed many men of God in my ministry to be mentors and I thank God for this.... Dr. Hawkins was one of many who have been instrumental to my life..... It saddens me when I hear of one of God's Soldiers that He has called from battle.

Rev. Donald Karnes Apr 4 2020 2:53 PM

I have mixed emotions to hear of the passing of Pastor Hawkins. Sadness for his dear wife and daughters but great happiness for him! I cant wait to hear his stories one day of what it was like to enter Heaven and look finally on the face of our dear Lord Jesus! Pastor Hawkins was a master story-teller. Much love and prayers for you all at this very difficult time.

Miriam Matson (Missy) Apr 4 2020 11:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Daniel Hawkins

Cindy & Kenny Porterfield Apr 3 2020 10:59 PM

Mrs. Hawkins, Julie, Beth..... we would like to send our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Praying for God to give you comfort during this sad time. We both feel so blessed to have known such a good Godly man. He was well respected and loved. Anita and Jeff Simmons (Chesapeake, Va.) Tidewater Baptist....

Anita and Jeff Simmons Apr 3 2020 9:01 PM

My parents were friends with Dr. and Mrs. Hawkins and as a little girl I always said that when I grew up Dr. Hawkins would marry me. Many years later I had the great honor of having Dr. Hawkins marry me when he officiated my wedding. My sincerest condolences. He will be greatly missed. Angel Medlin Fowler

Angel Fowler Apr 3 2020 8:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Daniel Hawkins

Vickie Harris Apr 3 2020 5:24 PM

I'm so richly blessed to have served under Pastor Hawkins for nearly 20 years at Tidewater Baptist. Praying for the family for peace and comfort and even tho we xanr be together in memorial service right now I cant not wait to see my pastor and family in Heaven

Brian Roughton Apr 3 2020 4:10 PM

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