Obituary and Service Information for Eleanora J. Hawkins

Hawkins, Eleanora J.

Date: Monday, December 7, 2009
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Visitation Location:
Lankford Funeral Home. DeLand, Florida

Date: Monday, December 7, 2009
Time: 2:00pm

Service Location:
Lankford Chapel

DeLand Memorial Gardens Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 121-A W. Plymouth Ave, DeLand, FL 32720

Eleanora Jean (Abernathy) Hawkins, 81, of DeLand, Florida (formerly of DeSoto, Missouri) entered into rest Thursday, December 3, 2009 at her residence. Born in Hahn, Missouri she moved from DeSoto, Missouri to DeLand, Florida in 1970. Mrs Hawkins and her late husband, Howard E. Hawkins, Sr, owned and operated Howard's Clothing Store in DeSoto from 1964-1970. After moving to Florida she continued her love for ceramics by opening the Carriage House Ceramics from 1978-1985. She enjoyed croqueting and was an artist. A loving mother and grandmother, she would say "the greatest gift God gave me was my children."

She is survived by her son, Dean (Frances) Hawkins of Orange City, Florida; daughters, Laura Gale Lee of DeLand, Florida and Joy (Michael) Wehrfritz of Orange City, Florida; 4 grandchildren: Dustin Hawkins of St Louis, Missouri, Matthew Johnson of Deltona, Florida, Elizabaeth Hunter of Vero Beach, Florida and Sarah Law of DeBary, Florida; 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by a son, Eddie Hawkins.


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