A Celebration of the Life
Lois "Lady" Ann Hawkins
Services celebrating the amazing life of Lois "Lady" Ann Hawkins will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Due to inclement weather services have been changed to the Morehouse Baptist Educational Association Building at 11:00 a.m. A well-known resident, Ms. Hawkins’ services will be officiated by Rev. Agnelis Reese. A "Walk Through" walk be held on Friday evening, February 11, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:30 P. M. To send words of condolence and encouragement, light candles, or send flowers, kindly go to .
Masks are required to attend the "Walk Through."
"The Heartbeat of the Neighborhood"
It was Thursday, July 12, 1962, when Lois Ann Hawkins made her advent into this world in the quaint hamlet of Mer Rouge, Louisiana. On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, in the wee hours of the morning, God took his beautiful child back into His loving arms. Lois Ann Hawkins stepped from mortality into immortality and joined her loved ones who had gone before her.
"Lady" was born to Mattie Lee Hawkins and Alex “Tut” Harris. She briefly attended the public schools of Morehouse Parish but chose instead to care for her younger siblings and her child. She did, however, fulfill her life long dream of becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant and touched the lives of hundreds of residents at Cherry Ridge Nursing Home. Her desire to care for the elderly and her love for senior citizens made her a natural for the profession she chose.
Now, "Lady" was not an avid church member according to public perception; however, she had an undeniable and strong relationship with her Lord and Saviour. Her strong counsel, wisdom, and Faith in God resonated through her and she shared that love with everyone she met.
Lois loved the outdoors. Her favorite past time was fishing, fishing and more fishing. This love was passed down from her neighbor Mattie Jones and Daddy Tut. “Lady” was the heartbeat of the neighborhood, with her green thumb that allowed her to feed not only her children but to all who were in need. She lived her life by the rule, “It takes a village,” Her home was the haven for the neighborhood children and the friends of her children.
The highlight of “Lady’s” life was being a devoted mother to her seven beautiful and amazing children. Many thought “she was a tough cookie,” because she raised her children to respect their elders, never back down from a fight (you better win), and “Everybody ain’t your friend.”
Lady is preceded in death by her beautiful and loving parents, Mattie Lee Hawkins and Alex “Tut” Harris, her sisters – Katherine Hawkins White (Aunt Toosie), Linda Davenport, Fannie Philips, Gwendolyn Jones, Ethel B. Standifer, brother – Alex Harris Jr and son-in-law – Antonio (Truck) Armstrong.
To carry on her beautiful legacy, she leaves to cherish her memories six beautiful daughters and one son – LaTonya Hawkins, Amanda, Hawkins, Kimberly (Mark) Davis, Cassie Hawkins Armstrong, and Wendy (Omar) Caldwell all of Bastrop, Louisiana, Smethia Hawkins of League City, Texas and Marcus Hawkins of Arlington, Texas. Sixteen siblings – Robert (Angela) Hawkins, Howard Hawkins, Clarence (Loretta) Hawkins, William Hawkins, Steve (Linda) Hawkins, Willie (Gloria) Wilson, Allen Miles, Jeremy Miles, Ruth Ann Harris, Betty (Clinton) Runner – Tappin, Carol (Sammie) Hill, Dorothy (Bobby) Brantley, Judith DeJohnette, and Terie Miles. Twenty-five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a special nephew – Christopher “Big Cuz” Johnson, and five bonus children: Thomas (Cora) Crowder, Wendy (Travis) Coleman, Lawanda Thornton Hankston, Marquisha (Melvin) Brooks and Erica Gayfield, and a host of family and friends.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness."
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