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Hazel “Jean” Hawkins
January 29, 1935 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Hazel “Jean” Hawkins, 88, of Killbuck, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
Thursday, September 28th, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She leaves a legacy of great faith. She accepted Christ at an early age after the loss of her mother when
she was 14 years old. Her faith continued to grow over the years as she faithfully shared it with others.
She would share with people in the grocery store or wherever she went. Even through her last days in the
hospital she shared her love of Jesus to the hospital staff she encountered.
Jean worked at a nursing home during her teenage years. She worked as a secretary for Briar Hill Stone
Company before marriage. She was a homemaker mostly and was well known for her delicious baked
goods. If you ever stopped at her house to visit she always fed you. She could make a wonderful dinner at
a moment's notice.
Jean was active in church ministries for many years. She also enjoyed her hobbies of cooking, sewing,
gardening, canning, bird watching, and playing her accordion, but her greatest joy was spending time with
her family. That made her world complete. She was full of love and shared that love with everyone.
Jean married Lester Hawkins on April 14, 1956. They were a few months shy of celebrating 67 years of
marriage, as Lester preceded her in death in January of this year. They are now together again.
Jean was born in Brinkhaven, Ohio on January 29, 1935, to Alonzo and Clare King. She was the youngest
of four children. Her parents preceded her in death as did her siblings, Glen King, Rosalie Akins, and
Surviving is her loving family. Her son, Rex Hawkins, daughter, Dixie (Bill) Greenfield, granddaughter,
her “Doll Baby”, Rebecca (Chris) Mills and treasured great-grandson, “her little sweetheart”, Elijah
We loved her for a lifetime, and it still wasn’t long enough. She was the best Mama, Grandma, and Great
Grandma and a special person to all who knew her. The family wants to thank everyone who has prayed
for her. Mama was a prayer warrior for our family. She prayed for everyone. If she knew you she more
than likely prayed for you. She taught us to love the Lord first and foremost. She taught us to love others
and never hold grudges. She emphasized the importance of always keeping your word. She taught by
example. She leaves a great void in our small family, but she is now able to breathe and rejoice with her
Lord. Mama requested no funeral services. She was a member of the Millersburg Baptist church, where
there will be a joint Celebration of Life at a later date for both Dad and Mom. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Millersburg Baptist Church or LifeCare Hospice. The family would like to
thank LifeCare Hospice for their help at home the past few weeks. A special thank you to Bev Woods for
her compassionate care.