Charlene Parsons HAWKINS

October 2, 1932July 4, 2018

Charlene Parsons Hawkins 85, of Glen Allen, passed away surrounded by her family on July 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Meg Smith. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Maurice Hawkins; daughters, Leslie Vaigneur (Scott), Terri Harris (Cris), Kendra Thomas (Patrick); grandchildren, Anne, Matthew, Blair, Jack, Carter; and five great-grandchildren. Charlene worked at Ambassador Animal Hospital and volunteered at Regional Memorial and Henrico Doctors' Hospitals. She was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church. She sang with Celebration Choral Group. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Woody Funeral Home, Parham Road Chapel. A memorial service will be held at Greenwood United Methodist Church on Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m. Donations can be made to your favorite charity.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Memorial service Monday, July 9, 2018

Charlene Parsons HAWKINS

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Sharon Shannon

July 9, 2018

Dear Maurice, Leslie, Terri, & Kendra,
I was so sorry to hear of Charlene’s passing. She was a beloved member of the Glen Allen & Greenwood community. I was privileged to have known and loved her. I enjoyed several pajama parties with her and Kendra when Maurice was out of town. We would stay up late watching tv and talking. There was a lot of laughing on those nights. She was a special lady, for sure!
You are all in my prayers at this difficult time. God bless you.
Waiting and Believing,
Sharon Smith Shannon

Carolyn Atkinson

July 6, 2018

My prayers are with you all for comfort - many fond memories as I grew up at Greenwood, sat with mama (Bettie Ann) at choir rehearsal - always looked up to Charlene and enjoyed her beautiful voice - God’s blessings.