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Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI

OBITUARY

Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Hawkins

May 5, 1947May 12, 2020

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Gerald Thomas Hawkins of Royal Oak, MI passed away at the age of 73.

Gerald Thomas Hawkins was born in Detroit, MI on May 5, 1947 to Spencer and Simone Hawkins. While in High School, Gerald studied trades in Wood and Machine Shops. He graduated from Ferndale High School in June 1965. Gerald worked as a Steel Machine Operator and Annealer operating steel saws, Bridgeport’s, heat treatment furnaces and other machinery for Haglestein Manufacturing Company, Copper Brazing and other machine shops. During the summer of 1983 he married his wife Mary Ruth Hawkins. Ruth and Jerry did not have any children together.

Jerry had a passion for fishing, swimming and billiards. He was always up for playing dice and cards (rummy and poker). He also enjoyed going to the casino if the opportunity arose. He understood what values were and cared for his family especially his grandchildren. Gerald had a strong Catholic faith, was humorous, outspoken and liked to sing. He enjoyed telling jokes, listening to Country Music and putting on his charm.

He was preceded in death by his father Spencer, his mother Simone, brother Tom (Brenda), his granddaughter Lynsey McEvoy. He is survived by his daughter Martha (Rob) and his grandson Ethan McEvoy of Rochester Hills, sister Kathy Mills (Johnny) of Roseville, brother Don Hawkins of Florida and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester. Rev. Marc Schwichtenberg will officiate. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Martha McEvoy (Rob), Daughter
  • Ethan McEvoy, Grandson
  • Kathy Mills (Johnny), Sister
  • Don Hawkins, Brother
  • Several Cousins, Nieces & Nephews, -

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Services

  • Private Family Services will be held

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Martha McEvoy

May 17, 2020

Martha McEvoy

May 17, 2020

Martha McEvoy

May 17, 2020

Dad,
With a heavy heart and a tear in my eye, you will be missed! Over the last several years I have had an opportunity to get to know and accept you for who you were; your singing, sharing jokes, and intention to charm we're often at the forefront of your conversations. You were always young at heart ❤️; this made you strong, kept you going and gave you determination. You always had a strong faith and felt close to God; something that would make Grandma proud. You could recite more prayers than anyone I know. Now you will be able to share your energy with those on the other side. We will always keep you in our prayers🙏. Until we meet again, I love you Dad!

Kathy Mills

May 15, 2020

Oh Dear Brother, this is the way I want to remember you Well , and standing in front of your house that you loved so much, We have been through a lot together growing up. Many laughs and good memories we shared. I want to remember you before you became sick and all the happy times throughout the years. I always had your back growing up and you knew I was there for you. You are out of pain now and God called you home. Give Tom, Mom and Dad a big hug and kiss for me. Soar with the Angels and watch over me. . I have lost a lot in a year and a half, Here is a picture up North with Grandma Savoie and the three of us . Tom probably wasn’t born yet because I look young here. I always did like feathers and arrows, we were up North at a cabin probably in Alpena or across the Bridge. Dad loved taking all of us up North every year and brought Grandma and Grandpa with us. It is a old worn out picture through the years, but it is a good memory .

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