OBITUARY

Brentais Conti Hawkins

October 20, 1982February 11, 2021

Brentais Conti Hawkins, 38 years old, made his transition February 11, 2021 at 8:11 am in Peoria, IL.

Brentais is survived by: his grandma Betty Lane of Bloomington; 5 uncles: Edward (Monica) of Chicago, Brett (Cynthia) of Bloomington, LaRoyce (Edwina) of Bloomington and Dwight Lane of Bloomington, IL Anthony (Bridgett) Hawkins of Aurora, IL; 2 aunts: Glynda Lane of Bloomington, 1 bonus aunt: Catherine Williams, Carolyn (Barney) Porter of Mississippi; 4 brothers: Martell, Bobby, Charles, and Tyrell Jr.; 4 sisters: Shannah, Chaquela (Yeshurun) Williams of Bloomington, Charnett Tankson of Bloomington, and Samarra Flowers of Chicago, IL; 5 children: Mikaila and Isaiah Hawkins of Oklahoma, Mekiaell Hawkins of Ohio, Sire Adam and Baby Girl Hawkins of Bloomington, IL; Bonus Dad: Bobby Williams; 3 nieces: Yazmin McNabb of Bloomington, IL, Keeshundra and Keh'lani Flowers of Chicago, IL; 4 nephews: Martell Jr. Brandon, and Jeremiah Ward of Bloomington, IL, Yahmir McNabb of Bloomington, IL; 9 bonus kids: Kentayvon, Jamar, Cedric, and Jayceon Coppage of Bloomington, IL, Heaven, Zion, Tylandis-Brentais of Ohio, JaiNiya Barrett; his loving fiancé Laura Coppage; and a host of cousins; great aunts and uncles; and bonus family: THE WILLIAMS.

He is preceded in death by: his great-grandma Fannie Lane, grandparents: Juanita and Felix, bonus grandma: Della Abrams; 5 uncles: Fred, Felix and Isiac Hawkins, Dwane and Derrick Lane; 2 brothers: LeeDell Daniels and Tyler Lane; and 1 cousin: Ursela Lane.

He was born October 20, 1982 to the parents of Ileana (bonus dad Bobby) Lane and biological dad Tyrell (Marie) Hawkins.

He earned his high school diploma in 2004.

Brentais was a great man, brother, father, and son.

Special acknowledgements to:

LaRoyce and Edwina Lane Melissa Williams and Velt Richardson, and family.

Services

6 March

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

East Lawn Funeral Home

1102 Airport Rd
Bloomington, Illinois 61704

6 March

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

East Lawn Funeral Home

1102 Airport Rd
Bloomington, Illinois 61704

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Tamara Gilbert

February 22, 2021

You was like a dad to me! I always had mama Laura and pops by my side through everything! They have took me in as one of their own! I love the boys as if they are my blood brothers! One thing pops always told me is know my worth! He always made sure me and my babies was okay! I’m so sad that I can’t share my first blood son with my pops I know your looking down on me smiling and I know your watching over mom and the boys! I love you pops and ima cherish my last conversation and my last hug from you ima cherish the last time you told me you love me pops!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY