Regina Maria Hawkins

January 17, 1945June 22, 2018

Regina Maria Hawkins, 73, of Russellville, Alabama, formerly of East Peoria, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at Helen Keller Hospital in Russellville. Mrs. Hawkins was a native of Liverpool, England, but had lived in Russellville for many years after moving from East Peoria, Illinois. She was retired from Pilgrim’s Pride in Russellville. Survivors include her husband, Otis Hawkins; children, Curtis (Cindy) Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Michael Hawkins, and Otis (Paul) Hawkins; sisters, Charlotte Cummings and Ivy Geijsen; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other survivors, Roger Cummings, Monique Cummings, May Rozeboom and Bart Rozeboom. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and May Geijsen; and brother, Ricky Geijsen. Her passions were sewing and quilting. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, July 2, 2018 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with burial following at Fondulac Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.


  • Otis Hawkins, Husband
  • Curtis (Cindy) Hawkins, Children
  • Scott Hawkins, Children
  • Michael Hawkins, Children
  • Otis (Paul) Hawkins, Children
  • Charlotte Cummings, Sister
  • Ivy Geijsen, Sister
  • ~ 5 ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ 10 ~, Great-Grandchildren
  • Roger Cummings, Monique Cummings, May Rozeboom and Bart Rozeboom, Other survivors
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and May Geijsen; and brother, Ricky Geijsen

  • American Lung Association


  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018

Regina Maria Hawkins

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Trisha Whitecotton

July 9, 2018

I remember everytime you came to town. You had long pretty hair. I would brush your long hair and you gave me a dollar everytime I seen you. Gosh it's been so long since I seen you last. I'm all grown up married, two babies of my own. Will miss you dearly your memory sticks with me. I was just telling my husband this story and then few days later my mom tells me the news.

Sorry for your loss Uncle Roy
You will be missed. Forver remember never forgotten.

Love ,
Trisha & Family

Ivy Geijsen

June 30, 2018

Second try to share one other memory of Regina, when i divorced i asked Regina and Roy if my kids and me could come to the U.S.A, to start a new life, you both said yes, so we came! You made us so welcome, you went out of your way to help us, got May on First grade, and she had to work hard to follow the englisch lessons, boxes with icecream where brought to your house, my kids loved it with you, and still talk about it. I did not have much money, and you never made me feel this, sigarets where always there for me HAHA!
When Charlotte had Monique Roy ( Otis) took us to Canada in his brand New camper, we had such good time travelling. But i went back to Holland, i could not find work, you where so sad. Dear Regina this is such a warm memory of you,

Rest in peace and be sure that you leave a warm memory with all the people who had the chance to know you.

Love Ivy

Ivy Geijsen

June 28, 2018

My dear sister Regina, if i think on the days we spend together a smile comes to my face, you where a kind person, tiny but full of SPIRIT! I have visit you serveral times and would Bring you Dutch sweets, the custums, stopped me at the border, and wouldnt believe there where sweets, you eat them all day untill you got sick. We had contact by facebook phone and letters, sometimes soms dutch sweets by mail. You and Roy where married for such a long time and it was a happy time for both of you, so sad that Roy and us will have to miss you.

You will be in my heart forever,

Kathy Scott

June 27, 2018

Regina you we’ll surely be missed the beautiful quilt you made my Jeff and the rockin horse you and Roy made him.I loved your accent and you were always so kind and I always loved your sewing room Roy built you♥️Fly high my Angel until we meet again my friend.Love you Roy God Bless♥️