Bettie Mae Hawkins

Sunrise: May 14, 1931

Sunset: January 4, 2024

Bettie Mae Hawkins was born in Halifax, North Carolina on May 14, 1931, to the late Gennie and Edna Silver. She departed this life on January 4, 2024. She was the oldest of six siblings. At an early age, she attended Pine Chapel Baptist Church, where she was introduced to Christ. She attended Eastman High School in Enfield, North Carolina and united in holy matrimony to the late Lawrence Hawkins for 38 years. She was blessed to have nine beautiful children. Bettie was a devoted and loving wife, compassionate and self-less mother and lovable grandmother and great grandmother. She attended Garden of Prayer on Park Avenue in 1963 and then moved to 1000 East 26th Street and remained under the leadership of Bishop Levi Willis II. She has held several positions in the church such as usher, finance worker, treasurer, member of the mother board, as well as the hospitality board while being a member of the church. 

She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Denise Lindsey (Freddie) of Norfolk, VA, Evelyn “Fay” Johnson (Warren) of Norfolk, VA, Sandra “Kay” Hawkins of Norfolk, VA; four sons, Julius Hawkins (Deborah) of Virginia Beach, VA, Alonzo Hawkins (Diane) of Chesapeake, VA, Darrell Hawkins, Sr. (Annette) of Chesapeake, VA, Lawrence Hawkins Sr. (Yvonne) of Portsmouth, VA.  One sister, Lodena Richardson, of Enfield, North Carolina; two brothers, Willis Silver, of Nash County, North Carolina, and Roark Silver, of Macon, North Carolina.  One sister-in-law Reatha Henderson and one brother-in-law Charles Bowser both from New Jersey.  Eighteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and her longtime friend Joyce Bembery.

Viewing Thursday, January 11, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Friday, January 12, 2024 11:00am Garden of Prayer Temple - Zion City 1001 Church Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Kierra says

    Thanks for the best 24 years grandma
    -love Zana

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    Jackie and James Brown says

    Sorry for the Families loss, and may she RIP. She was a beautiful person and will be missed by all.

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    The Eastman Alumni says

    The only reason we feel such profound loss is because we had such a profound blessing.
    How sad we are now, but how fortunate we are still to have all the stories and experiences
    and memories we shared. Let us find peace in the past to carry our hearts forward.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    The Eastman Alumni

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      Kent Dodson and Family says

      I’m saddened to hear of the loss of my other mother, only now a week later did I hear of her passing. She was a very wonderful and great woman who extended her love to a motherless boy helping to guide me into adulthood, and I’m very thankful for her presence in my life . I will always remember and cherish our relationship, your (6) sixth son Kent

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    Brenda Wilson-Wright says

    Mrs.Hawkins got her wings and now she is in the arms of the King To the family I pray that the Lord gives you all strength to carry on.We grew up across the street from Mrs.Betty she is a wonderful loving mother and nice neighbor . The Wilson family from Kimball Terr.

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    Linda Calabrese says

    To the family of Mrs Bettie Hawkins. My prayer for you all is that God’s hands of comfort are upon you all. My mom the late Mary Brown. Loved her dear friend Miss Bettie. I loved her also. RIP❤️❤️❤️. Linda

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    Thelma Peters says

    Thinking of you and your family, wishing you peace and comfort as you fondly remember your loving mother. Please accept my deepest condolences. Thelma

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    Joel Silver says

    Sorry for the lost of your mother and my cousin as my prayers goes out to you and the family. You all have my deepest thoughts and sympathy. Joel.

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    Brenda L Silver says

    Thinking of you in your time of sorrow, I pray for peace and healing for each of you, and may the blessings of God rest upon you all. Love you all
    Brenda L Silver.

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    We are saddened by the loss, praying for your strength and peace during this time. Thinking of you all sending love.
    The Banks Family

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