Yunique Shirelle Hawkins

January 27, 1992May 3, 2019

Yunique Shirelle Hawkins, 27, of East Hartford, more recently of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2019. She was born on January 27, 1992 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Yunique grew up in East Hartford, where she lived most of her life. Recently she was living in New Britain. Yunique graduated from East Hartford High School in 2010. She attended Jobcorp and received a certificate for medical assisting and phlebotomy. Yunique was a big-hearted young lady. She lived everyday for that day. She traveled and was a very hard worker. She had a beautiful smile that could light up the room. Yunique is survived by her husband Stephon Todd, grandmothers Patricia Williams of East Hartford, Alice Williams of Richland, GA., mother Lori Williams of East Hartford and her father Dexter Hawkins of Lawrenceville, GA., aunt Karen Hawkins of Decatur, GA. two special aunts Constance Leggett, of East Hartford and Lavonda Leggett of Hartford, uncles John Williams of Hartford, Timothy Hawkins of Brooklyn, CT., sisters Brittanny Williams, Anylah Seago both of East Hartford, brother Matthew Hawkins of Columbus, GA., cousins Shameka Williams, Elijah Williams, Jermaine McKee, Jaylon McKee, Cameron Byrd, Katrina Leggett, Tiffany Wright, NIcole Heser, Anthony Brinson, Mark Montgomery, Dominque Wood, Stephen Wood, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4pm-8pm at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108. All are welcome to gather on Sunday, May 19th, at 12:30pm with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 1pm, all at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Calling Hours Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, May 19, 2019


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Lesley Dupuis

May 19, 2019

I remember when you were just a little girl, years have gone by so fast, you've grown into a beautiful young lady, it's so hard to believe that now your gone, you were loved, and you will be missed forever. Rest in Peace Yunique untill we all meet with you someday.Love you❤❤🙏🙏

Kasidy Morales

May 13, 2019

I can still hear your goofy laugh and see your pretty smile. You were my friend, sister, role model and I can’t believe you aren’t here.. I wanna knock on your door so bad, I wanna see your car in my front yard.. I wish you sent me the pictures we took together all I have is baby pics of us.. I love you forever my sister❤️

Trivon Dukes

May 12, 2019

To my best friend from six grade. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be as far as I am today. You gave me loyalty honesty and was always bluntly honest with me. I LOVED THAT about you. Anytime I needed you you were there, and anytime you called and needed me I’d come running ASAP. You were like a sister to me I’d kill for take a bullet for you anything you needed if I had it I would always have you. It hurts me to know I lost not only my best friend but my future trillion dollar brain stormer. You always believed in any and every idea I had and always guided me in the right direction. It hurts my soul I couldn’t be there for you when you really needed me to be there may your soul be at peace and we have to meet again because a bond like we had could never vanish. I love you Yunique with my soul. May we see each other in the next life. Your were more than just a friend you were FAMILY.

Karen Ward-hawkins

May 12, 2019

To my beautiful neice,words can't describe the pain when received the news .you may be gone never forgotten .r ip my beautiful neice auntie love you...

Risa Porter

May 9, 2019

This one really hit me hard. Honestly, all I can do is think back on all the good memories & times we’ve shared as friends. I really wish I could turn back the hands of time, to just hug you & let you know that you are dear to me & that I love you & always will. You were such an awesome person & friend with a big heart. I will forever keep those memories close. I pray that you are at peace & in a better place with your vibrant personality, no more worries or stress. I love you Minnie♥️

Samantha Ferrara

May 9, 2019

Yunique, my dear friend. We’ve known each other well over 12 years, from high school until now. We’ve share so many memories throughout our childhood and friendship. I’ll never forget the night I bought you to your first Jamaican club ever, seeing Black Ryno, and got you hooked, introduced you to many amazing people and shared many adventures. I wish I had more time to undo my stubbornness and just hug you one last time. I know your up there dancing, and looking down on all your amazing friends. You will truly be missed my long time frenzy. 💞💞💞

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Ant Darity

May 9, 2019

This Really Messed Me Up Inside Yunique When I Heard The News. We Annoyed Each Other For 10years Strong!!! You’ve Been A Caring, Loving & Fun Friend To Me. My Own Personal Seafood Chef. You Would Text Me All The Time To Come over When You Didn’t Wanna be alone. You Tried To fight me at the brunch spot because u couldn’t find me for 2hrs & you thought something happen to me, lol, I hope you’re at peace now & you’re in a better place. If there is indeed an after life! I promise we will pick up where we left off... i have no tears left to shed, wish u were still here... love is love... you can rest now.... love always Ant. Aka Taxi

Kayla Sanchez

May 7, 2019

There aren't any words to describe the pain that has come from you departure . You searched for me always. We didnt take pictures or go on trips. We didnt capture all our funny moments. We didn't do these things. I loved you as my own blood. Took care of you. You loved me . We spent the deep moments together. The moments we couldnt show the world we showed each other. Our rights wrongs dreams and fears. I never judged you. You never judged me. Thank you for always being happy and loud. You truly lived up to your beautiful name. Rest Peacefully.

Odaine Prince

May 7, 2019

You’re probably complaining to God that they are not playing enough A Boogie & Future music in heaven .Bossing the angels around , planning trips & annoying everyone with that laugh 😂.
When it’s your time to come back I hope your reincarnation is FAT nun with zero edges ! Miss & love you always ...

Cheyanne Evans

May 7, 2019

I love you more than words can ever describe. From the first day you moved in with my sisters and I; we became so close. You are one of us. Our sister forever. This is breaking our hearts deeply. You were so beautiful inside and out. Even though our time with you got cut too short i feel extremely blessed to have known you. I rather have that than not have known you at all. Sleep in peace my beautiful angel #SistersForever