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Mary Lucille Hawkes

June 9, 1921 July 9, 2011
Mary Lucille Hawkes
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Mary Lucille Carrington Hawkes entered into her eternal rest on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Blackstone, VA.  God stretched forth his hand and delivered on June 9, 1921, a bouncing baby girl to John H. and Miriam Carrington of Ontario (Lunenburg Co.) VA.  This baby girl bought with her much joy and many smiles that followed her throughout life.
Lucille in 1930 upon the profession of her faith and belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ joined the Fort Mitchell Baptist Church under the pastorship of Reverend Jones.  Her favorite scripture is Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want …….” 
Lucille in 1943 was united in marriage to Samuel Armstead Hawkes, Sr., whereby they were blessed with two sons.  She was a divinely inspired and devoted mother.
Lucille in 1949 joined the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and since has served faithfully in various auxiliaries and offices.  Lucille sang praises as a member of the  Senior Choir and the Mt. Nebo Chorus.  She served as treasurer of both the choir and the chorus.  She served the Senior Missionary Circle as its President and also as a secretary.  She has also served as president of the Pastor’s Aid Circle.
Lucille spent her lifetime helping people.  After being educated in the Nottoway County School System, she completed her education at Nottoway Training School June 3, 1942.  she assisted countless people as a Nurses Aide for twenty-eight years, working twenty-two years at Clay’s Rest Home and retired after eight years at Heritage Hall.
Lucille leaves to cherish her memories:  two sons, Lafayette Hawkes, Sam Hawkes Jr. (Joyce) of Blackstone, VA; one loving devoted brother, Conrad Carrington (Dora) of Albuquerque, NM; three devoted sisters, Miriam Hayman, Alice Hawkes and Nannie C. Doswell all of Blackstone, VA; one sister-in-law, Bernell Austin of White Plains, NY; one brother-in-law, Wayland Hawkes (Elsie) of Randallstown, MD; four grandchildren, Steven Hawkes (Sandra), Janine Britt (Duane), Jason Hawkes and Terrie Hazelwood; seven great grandchildren; a devoted daughter-in-law, Susan Hawkes; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins (one devoted, Doris Batts); other relatives and friends; three very special caregivers, Theresa Lawson, Mary Johnson and Kay Leighty.
Funeral Services Friday, July 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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