OBITUARY

Kernie Hawkins Ardillo

May 19, 1919August 5, 2018
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Kernie Hawkins Ardillo passed away peacefully Sunday, August 4, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1919 in Brantley, Alabama. The daughter of George Frank Hawkins and Arrena Capps Hawkins. She graduated from Auburn High School and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). While attending Auburn she met the love of her life Nick Paul Ardillo who was an Auburn football player. They had two children Nick Paul Ardillo, Jr. and Laura Mathews Estes. Kernie and Nick enjoyed 76 years of marriage. She taught at Hall Kent and Shades Cahaba Elementary Schools in the early 1950’s and later at Vestavia Hills Elementary and Mountain Brook Elementary before retiring. She was a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she and Nick were members of the Friendship Class. As a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother she always put her family first, lovingly ready to help in any way. Kernie was preceded in death by her husband Nick, her parents, sisters Cumi Hawkins Kennedy, Lula Grey Bridges, Georgene Purdy, and Gloria Day and brother Kermit Hobson Hawkins. Family members who will miss her but continue to celebrate her life are a brother Bill Yancey Hawkins(Jo), children Nick Ardillo Jr.(Mary), Laura Estes(Don), grandchildren Jim Bullock(Sharon) , Elizabeth Dellaccio(Charles), Scott Ardillo and Amy Daniells. Kernie was also blessed with eight great grandchildren whom she adored. Many thanks to the staff at The Oaks at Parkwood and Comfort Care Hospice for their care and attention. Funeral services will be held at Ridout's Valley Chapel in Homewood on Wednesday, August 8 with visitation at 10:00 AM followed by the service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Homewood, Alabama.

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Biography

Kernie Hawkins Ardillo passed away peacefully Sunday, August 4, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1919 in Brantley, Alabama. The daughter of George Frank Hawkins and Arrena Capps Hawkins. She graduated from Auburn High School and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). While attending Auburn she met the love of her life Nick Paul Ardillo who was an Auburn football player. They had two children Nick Paul Ardillo, Jr. and Laura Mathews Estes. Kernie and Nick enjoyed 76 years of marriage.
She taught at Hall Kent and Shades Cahaba Elementary Schools in the early 1950’s and later at Vestavia Hills Elementary and Mountain Brook Elementary before retiring. She was a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she and Nick were members of the Friendship Class. As a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother she always put her family first, lovingly ready to help in any way.
Kernie was preceded in death by her husband Nick, her parents, sisters Cumi Hawkins Kennedy, Lula Grey Bridges, Georgene Purdy, and Gloria Day and brother Kermit Hobson Hawkins.
Family members who will miss her but continue to celebrate her life are a brother Bill Yancey Hawkins(Jo), children Nick Ardillo Jr.(Mary), Laura Estes(Don), grandchildren Jim Bullock(Sharon) , Elizabeth Dellaccio(Charles), Scott Ardillo and Amy Daniells. Kernie was also blessed with eight great grandchildren whom she adored.
Many thanks to the staff at The Oaks at Parkwood and Comfort Care Hospice for their care and attention.
Funeral services will be held at Ridout's Valley Chapel in Homewood on Wednesday, August 8 with visitation at 10:00 AM followed by the service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Homewood, Alabama.