Wilma Katherine Hawkins, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
She was born in Benton to the late Bertie Viola Bates and Flavis Bates.
She loved going to church, reading her Bible, sewing, cooking for her family and flower gardening. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and rocking the grandbabies. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Henry Burton Hawkins; brothers and sisters: Chatta Long, Sudie Gilliland, Amos Bates, Donnie Calhoun, Spence Bates, Nell Smith, J.P. Bates. Junior (F.E.) Bates, and Lynn Bates.
Survivors include her children: Melanie McClure, Melissa Hicks (Danny), and Myron Hawkins (Donna); grandchildren: Alisha Hicks, Audrey Trentham, Ashley Beck, Matthew Hawkins and Katherine Peacock; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends this evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Union Missionary Baptist Church.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at the church with Pastor Jack Epperson and the Rev. Larry Humbard officiating.
Burial will follow in the Union Missonary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family has requested the following as pallbearers: Matthew Hawkins, Joshua Peacock, Clay Beck, Austin McClure, Lynn Beck, and Rodney Trentham.
You are invited to offer condolences and share memories of Wilma on her guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Hawkins family with her arrangements.
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