Date of Death
October 19, 2014
Place of Death
Three Rivers, Michigan
The family will receive freinds from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial services beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Cropper Jr. of Bethel Baptist Church officiating.
Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post # 170 to immediately follow services.
Lee Alfred Hawkins was born on November 28, 1919 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to the late Vernie and Gussie Hawkins. He was the fourth oldest of the nine children born to this union. The family moved to Seattle, Washington, where there were more opportunities for employment.
Lee attended Ninth Street Baptist Church where he was baptized in Ft. Smith, AK. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Ft. Smith, AK. After graduation he then moved to Chicago, IL and then moved to Seattle, WA.
Lee was drafted to the U.S Military, date of entry was on February 9, 1942 and departed on November 13, 1945. He served his time in the Army, worked as a construction worker and other duties. Lee received decorations, the Victory Medal, European-African Eastern Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic –Pacific Theater Ribbon, 5 Overseas Bars and 1 Service Stripe. Also, while in the military he was assigned to Burma, Indies, Iran, and Iraq. Lee retired from Three Rivers School District.
Lee was married to a lovely lady by the name of Fidelia for over fifty years. They resided in Three Rivers, MI where they purchased their home. They had a lot of acres of property and farm land. They both loved gardening and raising livestock. Lee and Fidelia both loved people and enjoyed entertaining at home. They also enjoyed traveling to many states across the country. They traveled to many family reunions and always went to the Kentucky Derby. Lee had a very happy life with his wife Fidelia for many years.
Yes, Lee had a lot of friends from everywhere across the country. He had a very good relationship with the Amish people in the community. Lee made friends easily because he had that special type of personality with a smile. Everyone loved Lee for his humor and jokes. His favorite word was “whatever” and then laugh! Lee was also a thoughtful and caring person always looking out for those in need and was always there to help his family.
Lee lived a very healthy life, until he started having medical problems about two years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernie and Gussie Hawkins, wife, Fidelia, two brothers, Edwin “Ed” Hawkins and Irvin “Sonny” Hawkins; two sisters, Catherine Hughes and Cleo Andrews-Stewart.
Surviving are three sisters, Teresa Hawes of Queens NY, Cassie Ingram of Seattle, WA, and Verna Alexander of Mercer Island, WA and a host of nieces and nephews.