Dolores Irene Hawkins

November 29, 1931 - September 16, 2012

11/29/1931 - 09/16/2012

Dolores Irene Hawkins, widow of Lemuel F. Hawkins Jr., passed away September 16, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Samuel H. Pierce and Regina T. Pierce, born in Baltimore, Maryland November 29, 1931. She was raised in Norfolk, VA and graduated from Maury High School. She retired from the life insurance business, serving as office manager with: Union Life, Interstate Life, Gulf Life and finally with American General. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Jack Leigh Hux, two brothers Charles H. Pierce and Franklin R. Pierce, and two step grandchildren Luke and Ben Wilson. She is survived by her son Bruce Joyce Hux of Hartwell, GA, stepdaughters; Joan Hawkins Mitchell Thomas of Madison Heights, VA, Belinda Hawkins Ward Earl of Henderson, NV, grandchildren; Melissa Long Chad of Griffin, GA, step grandchildren; Marsha Reynolds Michael of Hurt, VA, Michael Roach Rebecca of Concord, VA, Melissa Stevens Len of Lynchburg, VA, Rebecca Wilson of Riverside, CA, Mindy Mike McKee of Honea Path, SC, Susan Doug Blanks of Carrollton, GA, Donna Marc Ball of Whitesburg, GA, great-grandchildren; Sophie and Ashlyn Long, step great-grandchildren; Brooke, Laura and Mason Reynolds, Jessica, Carly, and Michael Sean Roach, Jr. and Olivia Wright , Cody and Gracie McKee, Ashley and Doug Blanks Jr., and Lindy and Bobby Jones. She is also survived by a cousin Mildred James Brown of Richmond, VA, cousins Charlene Jack Hyman of Chesapeake, VA, sisters-in-law; Elizabeth Smith of Rustburg, VA and Winnie Morris Brown of Richmond, VA, and a very special friend Carl Morris of Chesapeake, VA. Honorary Escorts include her beloved friends and neighbors in the Norcova Estates Subdivision; Ana David Morgan, June Eric Neuschwander, Mary Lamb, Rodger Teresa Harcum, Jackie Allen Hodges, Glenn Phyllis Cooper, and Floyd Dot Credle. Words cannot express the kindness and love her neighbors provided. Bruce also would like to thank his Norfolk – Virginia Beach family for their love and support during this difficult time. Also to be acknowledged is Seniorcorp Health Care and the wonderful workers who did an outstanding job in home care and Sentara Hospice. A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322. The service will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake Chapel with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating. A graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

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Bruce
7 years ago

A year has passed, I miss you everyday, moma…….

Love, Bruce

Allen and Jackie Hodges
7 years ago

Delores was a true friend to both of us. She would stop by our house with a big smile on her face. Her laugh always lifted our spirits.

Allen kept her lawn mower in top running condition and in the summer, we would share our home grown tomatoes with her. She was a special lady and we will miss her dearly.

Delores, rest in peace.

CHRISTY DUNN
7 years ago

DELORIS WAS A GREAT FRIEND TO MY MOTHER CAROLYN AYDLETTE, AND ME AND MY FRIENDS. SHE WAS AN SO FUNNY AND FULL OF HERSELF, NOT TO MENTION A WRESTLING FREAK! SHE WILL BE SURLY MISSED,I KNOW SHE IS LOOKING DOWN ON US WITH A VERY GREAT SMILE:

Dianne McCord
7 years ago

Dolores was our next door neighbor in Norcova for over seven years. We shared a wonderful friendship and I am sadden by her passing. Dolores will always hold a special place in my heart. Dianne McCord

Sheila Crowe
7 years ago

I worked with Dolores for a year at Gulf Life almost 30 years ago. She was such a kind, honest & funny person. She loved her family & friends dearly. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

Bruce
7 years ago

To Dianne and Harry McCord…

Thank you for the flowers. I have no address for you but want you to know how much your expressions meant.

To Eric and Melissa, thank you, also.

Was nice to meet you and your family at Sentara Nursing Home while visiting Carl.

Good bless to all……

Moma is resting in heaven now…..

She love all that knew her.

Melissa Dominek
7 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Dolores’ passing. We just found out, and are very saddened. May her family have comfort in knowing she is not in anymore pain. Though we only knew Dolores a short tome, we will remember her fondly.

Eric, Melissa & the Kids

Bruce
7 years ago

3 years have passed momma and I dearly miss you. Think of you always…..

Thanks for the good job you did raising me.