Jerry W. Hawkins

27 September, 19429 October, 2021

Jerry W. Hawkins, formerly of Ravenna, passed away at his residence in Paris, Twp. on October 9, 2021.

Jerry was born in Akron, Ohio on September 27, 1942 to parents Evin E. and Lula M. (Norris) Hawkins. Jerry had a long, 36-year career as a press operator at Chrysler Corporation, retiring in 2000 where he also was a member of UAW local 122. He was a founding member of the New Beginning Fellowship Church in Brimfield where he enjoyed his role as Deacon and was later ordained as a minister. Jerry loved all Cleveland sports teams, especially the Cleveland Browns! In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his children Shelley (David) Feist and Jerry Hawkins II. He will also be sadly missed by his beloved grandchildren Erik Hogan, Amanda Mazzocco, Ashley Hawkins and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 49 years, Judy K. Hawkins who passed away in 2012 and his sister Joan Gilcrest.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, his family has chosen to hold a private Celebration of his Life.

Jerry’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Pastor Tommie Nicholas who not only provided spiritual guidance but was a wonderful friend as well, and to the “amazing staff” of Crossroads Hospice. Memorial donations in Jerry’s name would be appreciated and can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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Jack Bheam

18 October 2021

To Shelley and your family,

I'm very sorry for your loss. Peace and love to you and your’s in this time of sorry and may you remember him the way he would want to be remembered. ✝️

Love to you all,
Jack Bheam

Leslee Keegan

13 October 2021

Jerry was a very kind and generous man!
May you Rest In Peace!
Prayers to all the family members!
Leslee Keegan

Ter Garney

11 October 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss Shell, Jerry and your families. We were all blessed to know and love your dad. He was the greatest man I've ever known. His faith was mighty. I KNOW he's with your wonderful mom now in Heaven. May God comfort you and give you peace. He took part of my heart with him. I love you all. Terry Lynn 💔

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