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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Sheila Hawkins

May 30, 1965April 14, 2020

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the sun set, and Sheila Hawkins was called home to her Lord and Savior. Sheila was born on May 30, 1965, to Marzetta Hawkins and Alton Davis in Tulsa, OK. Sheila grew up in Tulsa and found her strong Christian faith through attending church with her mother at Greater Union Baptist Church. In 1988, she became a member of Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

In 1983, she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to attend the University of Oklahoma. It was at OU where Sheila met her sisters for life thru pledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha chapter. In 1987, Sheila graduated from OU earning a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

Sheila’s compassionate soul and heart for young people are evident in her career choices. She has worked with at risk and special need young adults and children for over 30 years. Her most recent calling as the Project Search Instructor/Coordinator at Metro Technology Center enabled her to assist many young people in reaching their potential. She received many accolades during her tenure with Metro Tech for her creativity, dedication and service. She believed that anyone who wanted to work should have the opportunity to do so.

Though Sheila’s accomplishments in her successful career were important, they could never compare to the moments she shared with her only child, Xavier Rashaun Cole. Sheila raised Xavier to be a strong independent young man. The two of them spent time traveling, visiting family and sharing many other activities. Her proudest moment was watching him graduate from Putnam City North High School.

When Sheila wasn’t working or spending time with her family, you could always find her enjoying good music, food, and cultural activities in the company of her many friends. She loved watching sports especially OU Sooner Football and Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball. Sheila’s bold actions, quick wit, fashion sense and sweet spirit have left an indelible impression. Sheila never met a stranger. She was many things to many people - a mother, daughter, sister, mentor, prayer partner, and friend. She had an undeniable source of strength and was a thoughtful, caring, and loving person. Sheila’s passion and energy will never be replaced.

Sheila is survived by her mother, Marzetta Hawkins of Tulsa, OK; son, Xavier Rashaun Cole of Oklahoma City and father, Alton Davis of Tulsa, OK. She leaves behind a village of family, friends and sorority sisters that will cherish her memory forever.

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Sheila at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Marzetta Hawkins, Mother
  • Xavier Rashaun Cole, Son
  • Alton Davis, Father
  • She leaves behind a village of family, friends and sorority sisters that will cherish her memory forever.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

Memories

Sheila Hawkins

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Lorena Sigala

May 25, 2020

Sheila you were a good person I am so sad that you are no longer here with us I remember last year I was in project search with you and you were always nice to me and made me laugh you were a special instructor and it's sad to know you are not here but your in a better place with the Lord rest in peace.

Denise North

April 24, 2020

Sheila and I met through Project Search. She was such a wonderful person for that job. She was compassionate and firm with the young people who were lucky enough to have her as an instructor. She was also a great coworker, I will miss her.

Bertha Robinson

April 21, 2020

To my loving, beautiful, smart, friend and Delta Sigma Theta Soror. My sister, Teresa Ann Caine Bingman, Esquire introduced me to Shelia after she accepted a position at Metro Tech. We immediately became friends and she would tell me that she wanted to be like me. We both would smile and continue to talk about family and her gift from God; her son. She was one of a kind and loved her son, family and friends. She had a passion for her students to move forward in life with the chosen field that they were trained in. I will never forget her smile and words of wisdom. Rest in peace; my friend.

Karol Miller

April 20, 2020

Our Dear Shelia,

So fun to be around! Whenever I hadn't seen her in a long time, she'd run up and hug me sooo tight. She just made you instantly happy! I don't know what to say other than Shelia brought us joy, she is loved, and she will be missed. I'm honored to have shared our sisterhood and our friendship.

My prayers go up for Sheila's family, friends and loved ones.

Karol Miller

Denise Hyche

April 18, 2020

I met Sheila when I started teaching at job corps. We kept in touch even after we both moved on to other companies. She had a heart for helping young people and anyone in need. She was a beautiful person and had a sweet spirit. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. You will be truly missed fellow OU Alum. Heaven has gained an angel. Prayers for the family. 🙏❤

Brenda Evans- Twin Groves, Arkansas

April 18, 2020

Sheila, I will truly miss you. I will miss seeing your smiling face @ Zion Grove Baptist Church Homecoming. I remember when u use to come to Arkansas in the summer to visit with your grandparents. We played up and down the dirt road we had so much fun. My heart hurts. I will truly miss u. Rest In Peace!

Sandra Foster

April 18, 2020

One of my fondest memories of Sheila was during her pregnancy. I remember her baby shower on a Saturday afternoon. During the shower she was planning which club she wanted to go to. Sure enough she went out that night. I received call next morning asking me some questions. Well turns out she was in labor. At the hospital the nurses and doctor were all laughing as we talked about her at club dancing the night before. My dear friend I love you and will truly miss you. Rest in God’s loving arms!!

Kathryn & Michael Dawson

April 18, 2020

My Dear Friend, Sheila! The Lord God has called you home. Well done, good and faithful servant. Even though the years kept us apart physically, we will always remember the light you brought into our lives! RIP - in Jesus’ arms!

Winona Jennings

April 18, 2020

I immediately recalled our carefree college days all crammed in my little orange Ford Pinto driving to Tulsa, to parties and to the “estock our groceries “ quick run to my parents. We had some great times. She will truly be missed.

Michelle Foster

April 18, 2020

I remember when Sheila would allow me to do her hair when she was in college cat OU I met a lot of her sorrors and teressa ,Tammy,chalzetta,Sandra and Renee would all come to the beauty salon and Sheila would always make us smile and laugh . Great memories my heart ❤️ goes out to her mom son family and friends we will see you again Rest In Peace for you are in no more pain . This world is not our home we were just passing thru. For God said we’ll done my good and faithful servant and called you home. Until we meet Rest In Peace 🌹🌹🌹🙏

FROM THE FAMILY