Herbert Hawkins Sr.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 17, 2009

Herbert “Hat” Lee Hawkins Sr., of 755 Oxford St., Suffolk, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 in Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of the late Edward Lee and Eva Wright Hawkins. He was also predeceased by his wife, Julia Mae Hawkins; and two brothers, Robert Hawkins and Charles O. Hawkins.
He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Suffolk, and retired as a heavy equipment operator from Blair Brothers.
He leaves to cherish his memories his daughter, Avis A. Hawkins, of Woodbridge, Va.; four sons, Herbert Lee Hawkins Jr., Curtis Wayne Hawkins, Stevie Donnell Hawkins Sr., and Kerry Levertis Hawkins, all of Suffolk, two grandchildren, Stephenie L. Porter and Stevie E. Hawkins Jr.; one great-grandchild, Kaemani N. Joe; one sister, Belinda Savage; two brothers, John E. Hawkins and Alphonso Hawkins; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at Crocker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Butts officiating. Interment will be at Carver Memorial Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.

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