OBITUARY

Edmon Hawkins, Sr.

June 30, 1927January 30, 2019
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Early Wednesday morning, January 30, 2019, Edmon “Buddy” Hawkins, Sr. 91 entered eternal rest. He was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia to the late Meekin and Cora Cotton Hawkins.

Edmon retired from the International Longshoremen Association, Local 1248 in 1988 as a Hatchboss. He was a farmer who greatly enjoyed growing vegetables, especially collards. He operated a vegetable stand, “Hawkins Produce” for more than 50 years in the Bayside area of Virginia Beach. Everyone knew him, and customers even came from North Carolina, New York and afar to purchase his produce. Edmon was a “people person"; he loved to talk to anyone.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Thelma Painter Hawkins; sisters, Fannie Miles, Elsie Jones, Alice Brew, Frances Foreman, Ida Hawkins, Thelma Riddick and Verlin Adams; brothers, Oliver Hawkins, Harvey Hawkins, John Hawkins, Meekin Hawkins Jr. (Nib), Walter Hawkins, Robert Hawkins, and Charles Hawkins Sr. He also leaves to cherish his memories, four daughters, Frances Hawkins, Edna Hendrix, Rosemary Hutchinson and Ivy Brown (Roswald); sons, Edmon Hawkins Jr., Carter Hawkins (Antoinette), Ronnie Hawkins (Joyce), Eric Hawkins (Sylvia), Ronald Hawkins (Rontasha), Carl Hendrix Jr., James Washington (Shanel) and Marlow Hawkins (De Shonette); 10 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 965 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.

  • FAMILY

  • Thelma Painter Hawkins, Loving wife of 58 years
  • Frances Hawkins, Daughter
  • Edna Hendrix, Daughter
  • Rosemary Hutchinson, Daughter
  • Ivy Brown and husband, Roswald, Daughter
  • Edmon Hawkins, Jr., Son
  • Carter Hawkins and wife, Antoinette, Son
  • Ronnie Hawkins and wife, Joyce, Son
  • Eric Hawkins and wife, Sylvia, Son
  • Ronald Hawkins and wife, Rontasha, Son
  • Carl Hendrix, Jr., Son
  • James Washington and wife, Shanel, Son
  • Marlow Hawkins and wife, De Shonette, Son
  • He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Edmon Hawkins, Sr.

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Angela Whitehead

February 8, 2019

Dear Hawkins Family,

On behalf of Seniors Unlimited Lifestyles Inc. We would like to express our condolences to the family in the loss of your love one.

Thank you for your support over the years!

The residents of Tranquility at the Lakes senior facility truly enjoyed your produce over the years and will be sadly missed. Mr. Hawkins will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace!

Raymond and Angela Whitehead

February 8, 2019

To the Hawkins Family, Raymond and I would like to express our condolences to the family during the loss of your dear Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great-Grandfather.
Loosing a love one is a tremendous loss but our prayer is that the Lord will comfort the family during these times.

Love and prayers to all.

Raymond and Angela Whitehead

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Biography

Early Wednesday morning, January 30, 2019, Edmon “Buddy” Hawkins, Sr. 91 entered eternal rest. He was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia to the late Meekin and Cora Cotton Hawkins.

Edmon retired from the International Longshoremen Association, Local 1248 in 1988 as a Hatchboss. He was a farmer who greatly enjoyed growing vegetables, especially collards. He operated a vegetable stand, “Hawkins Produce” for more than 50 years in the Bayside area of Virginia Beach. Everyone knew him, and customers even came from North Carolina, New York and afar to purchase his produce. Edmon was a “people person"; he loved to talk to anyone.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Thelma Painter Hawkins; sisters, Fannie Miles, Elsie Jones, Alice Brew, Frances Foreman, Ida Hawkins, Thelma Riddick and Verlin Adams; brothers, Oliver Hawkins, Harvey Hawkins, John Hawkins, Meekin Hawkins Jr. (Nib), Walter Hawkins, Robert Hawkins, and Charles Hawkins Sr. He also leaves to cherish his memories, four daughters, Frances Hawkins, Edna Hendrix, Rosemary Hutchinson and Ivy Brown (Roswald); sons, Edmon Hawkins Jr., Carter Hawkins (Antoinette), Ronnie Hawkins (Joyce), Eric Hawkins (Sylvia), Ronald Hawkins (Rontasha), Carl Hendrix Jr., James Washington (Shanel) and Marlow Hawkins (De Shonette); 10 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 965 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.