She was the daughter of the late, Bertha Jane Ware Hyde and Vernie Abner Hyde. She ws preceded in death by her husband, John Wyatt Hawkins; her sons-in-law: Leonard Colley and Billy Welch; her sisters: Edna Landrum, Geneva Duncan and Ruby Frazier; and her brothers: Edward Hyde and Ronald Hyde.
She enjoyed working in her yard and her vegetable and flower gardens. She enjoyed singing and working with children with their Bible study. She was very active in her church including teaching Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Lankmark Church of Jesus in Cleveland.
Survivors include her daughters: Charlotte Colley of Cleveland, Connie Short and her husband, Thomas, of Sand Mountain, Ala., Candy Cross and her husband, Boots, of Lamontville; her grandchildren: Lynne Kennedy and her husband, Paul, Lanne Hildenbrandt and her husband, Stephen, Russell Short, Kathi Fowler and her husband, Jake, Karen Sims and her husband, Glen, Matthew Welch and LCpl Daniel Welch; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Estelle Ellis of Pinehurst, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the Lankmark Church of Jesus with Pastor Ron Hyde officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fort Hill Cemetery with Paul Kennedy, LCpl Luke Kennedy, Nathan Kennedy, Joel Kennedy, Stephen Hildenbrandt, Caleb Hildenbrandt, Zachary Hildenbrandt, Thomas Short, Russell Short, Jake Fowler, Bud Fowler, Glen Sims, Boots Cross, Matthew Welch and LCpl Daniel Welch serving as pallbearers.
She will lie in repose from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of the arrangements.
The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.