Vicki Hawks

August 12, 1952March 2, 2018
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Pamela “Vicki” Canter Hawks, 65, passed away Friday morning, March 2, 2018 peacefully at her home in Mint Hill, NC.

Vicki was born August 12, 1952 in North Wilkesboro, NC; however, spent the better half of her life with her immediate family and children in Charlotte, NC. She worked as a cardiac nurse for Presbyterian Hospital Main from 1987-1994, eventually opening the Matthews Presbyterian Hospital in late 1994. Her passion and commitment was in animal rescue, gardening and serving people in need. She loved her husband and two children more than life itself.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles William Canter, Sr., age 47 and and her mother Eunice Milan Church, age 93.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Tony Hawks; beloved children, Chad Hawks and Shannon Hawks; aunt, Hazel Gamble: sisters, Brenda Rickets and Wanda McBurney; brother, Charles William Canter Jr; nephews, Matthew Canter and Nicholas Canter; and niece Jessica Fisher.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC 28227, followed by a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The address is 8901 Lawyers Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227.

Condolences may be offered at


  • Tony L. Hawks, Husband
  • Chad Hawks, Son
  • Shannon Hawks, Daughter
  • Hazel Gamble, Aunt
  • Brenda Rickets, Sister
  • Wanda McBurney, Sister
  • Charles William Canter, Jr., Brother
  • Matthew Canter, Nephew
  • Nicholas Canter, Nephew
  • Jessica Fisher, Niece

  • Chad Hawks
  • Jeff Burchett
  • Andy Butler
  • Jason Dove
  • Lee Burge


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Shannon Hawks

June 2, 2018


You were my first love and my best friend. I wish I could rewind the days since you left me. Could you come back and stay a little while longer? I want to hear your voice and see your beautiful smile. I want to hold you tight and never let you go, and tell you just how much I love you. You and your selfless, unconditional love is the most precious gift God ever loaned to me. There is so much I want to say. But I promise I will see you again very soon. Until then, know this is the heartache that never stops hurting. Thank you for being the most loving, encouraging and supportive mother I could have ever had. You overcame so much adversity in your life. I admire your strength and adore every single thing about you. God created a special gift when he created you. I miss you more than you can possibly imagine. I am everything I am because You Loved Me! Please save a space for me.......

With All My Heart,
-Shannon (Me)

David & Wanda McBurney

March 7, 2018

Dear Tony Shannon and Chad, our hearts go out to you at this time of loss, we love you and are always praying God's best for you with Wanda's declining health and unable to travel we are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the services but please be assured of our love and prayers IIIJohn vs 2

Sami and Janet DeRoberts

March 6, 2018

Our prayers are with Tony, Shannon, and Chad during the time. We counted Vicki as a friend; we will miss her. May God wrap His arms around you all, and carry you through this sorrowful time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Love you; mean it,
Sami and Janet

Crystal Hawkins

March 5, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and keep you in the days ahead.