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May 16, 2015
Your music will forever minister in the hearts of so many people throughout the world. Hawkins Family: Stand tall and stay together.
December 21, 2014
RIP, I love your music
November 06, 2014
RIP Bishop.... Your song "Marvelous" gets me through some tough times. Thank youfamily for sharing your dad, your bishop and your music minister. miss you
September 25, 2014
Brand New Life, thank you Bishop
RIP
January 24, 2014
BIshop you will forever be missed you were God sent and here on loan to us to give us the music of ministry that you have truly done.
December 31, 2013
December 31, 2013
it is not a day that goes by that i have to hear one of the many songs that was wrote by you... i miss you not being on the face of the earth but.. god wanted you to be with him ...may the lord bless your family and to the family donot give up ,,,your pastor would want you to carry on as if he was still here ,,,may the lord jesus rest... rule and abide in you for ever more amen amen and amen
December 25, 2013
Rev Hawkins as I sit here and watch the Christmas Holiday Stellar Award performances. You are so truly missed, loved and will forever live in our hearts.
November 07, 2013
Heaven now house an awesome song writer and singer. "Thank You Lord for creating Walter Hawkins." Forever missed and loved. Wanda Johnson Burch,devoted fan.
September 27, 2013
my mom exposed me to the music of the late walter hawkins i admired his boldness though he is sadly missed and remembered our lived lives go on as changed or to forever remian the same
September 27, 2013
marvelous things god has done i tawny kelley grew up on walter hawkins music missed but a legion of great songs are left behind
May 23, 2013
Your music is a legacy in which i honor and grew up listening to at Bishop issac King Jr (Pentecostal Temple C.O.G.I.C)....."What ever it is" keeps me motivated....Rest in God's Arms!!!
May 17, 2013
Bishop Walter Hawkins, I really miss you, but I know you are with the GOD that you loved, talked, sang, wrote and preached about. You were my favorite gospel singer, and I know you are resting in paradise.
May 07, 2013
Bishop Hawkins, you are forever missed!
April 25, 2013
It is still hard for me to get over the passing of Bishop Hawkins! To me he was the greatest gospel singer but I know that he is singing for God! He was the best!
February 18, 2013
BISHOP YOU ARE SORELY MISSED...... RIP
December 16, 2012
"Just heard my favorite gospel songs since I 1st heard it, it's still blessing me after all these years "I won't complain", thank you for your ministry, thank you Almighty God for your light shining in Pastor Walter Hawkins.

Love to your family and friends,

Vonda
April 29, 2012
The best gospel singer is now singing with the Lord.I play your music everyday it keeps me going and keeps my head up.You are still in everyone's heart and is sooo missed.
April 28, 2012
Always hold on to the memories. My GOD im watching Bishop singing on old school backstage pass....The anointing in his voice.
September 06, 2011
bishop hawkins, it's hard to believe that its been a year since you made your transition to be with our lord and savior jesus christ whom you truly glorified through song and worship. i know for a fact that you were a man that was truly touched and annointed by god. your songs are timeless. i love listening to your songs because i can feel the annointing in your voice. my thoughts and prayers are with your family. your songs made a difference in peoples lives rest in peace bishop hawkins.
August 23, 2011
Remembering Walter, especially on this day when another great song-writer/singer has left us (Nick Ashford). God's heavenly choir has been increased. Thank you Walter, you are missed!
July 11, 2011
So hard to believe that it has been one year today since the passing of Pastor Walter Hawkins.It's hard to believe that he is gone.I still miss him. But his music still live on. Keep resting Pastor Hawkins.You are miss VERY MUCH.
Dlg
June 27, 2011
Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins singers were a big inspiration in my life. Rev. Hawkins and his music will live on. I would like to send my condolescence to the family. We will all miss his singing which was so touching and the family will also miss him. We will keep the family in our prayers and their music will always live on. God bless the family.
May 11, 2011
My name is Sonya Davis born and raised in Jacksonville,Florida.My father the late Rev Bill Coleman sponsored a concert many years ago featuring the Rev.Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins singers.Before then and to this day Rev.Walter Hawkins has been an inspiration in and on my life.All the songs that he has ever recorded has been songs of great memories I will cherish them.Rev.Walter Hawkins even though you are gone you still live on in the music world.
March 02, 2011
March 02,2010 " Bishop Hawkins music has been so inspiring to me in this season of my life especially the song Marvelous. When I think of the wounderful thing God has done given us His Son Jesus Christ to bring us into His wounderful plan. That song will always be dear to me and my walk with God it make me understand how the angels look at us and wounder at this position we have with Christ in heavenly places and it sad we who has it dont understand how to us it
January 30, 2011
Great Man of God and a Great Gospel Singer.
January 19, 2011
Bishop You have been such a blessing in my life, the many songs you've blessed us went through out the years lead me to sing and minister the word of the Lord, You were a very blessed and highly favored man and God, and You are truly missed Bishop. GOD BLESS THE HAWKINS FAMILY
January 17, 2011
I grew up on the hawkins family I will forever remember Bishop And Family! To be absent from the body is present with the lord!
October 20, 2010
"This was truly a man of God, he gave us testimony in song . If you never knew God or his presence he showed you who he was. Marvelous is the one that brought God back into my life and I am so thankful."
Lynn Carter_Conte (PA)
October 02, 2010
To the Bishop Walter Hawkins family, may God bless & keep you, you are in my prayers, I am a member of Ephisian COGIC in Berkely, CA, I also attended your church on E 14th ST in Oakland, enjoyed the service very much, it is always a blessing when I walk thru the doors, the spirit of the Lord is in the place.

With Love & Prayers
Brenda Mays
September 30, 2010
September 01, 2010
Family, I am truly sorry to hear about the lost of your loved one, Bishop Walter Hawkins. Please know that others care and acknowledge the pain you are feeling. He will live forever through the genius of his music. May the Lord our God, continue to sustain you and give you peace. "Oh Happy Day", he is resting in peace.
August 28, 2010
I will forever remember "The Hawkins Family", Oh Happy Day!, My prayers are for Walter Hawkins family, may he rest in peace.
August 28, 2010
I was a sinner needing a Savior, when the Hawkins Family sang "Oh Happy Day" that day JESUS came into my life. Bishop Hawkins will be missed,but the Bible tells me 'TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD'. He is in a better place, family I pray for you, miss him; but know you shall see him again. God bless each of you may GOD cause HIS face to shine upon you and grnat peace to in the time of sorrow.
August 24, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 24, 2010
Walter Hawkins and the entire family has been an inspiration to me. We grew up listening and singing songs by the Hawkins singers. I sang with my family and I was the Tramaine of the family. Edward, Walter and the rest of the family is such a legacy. God Bless your family during this difficult time. I know you will miss Walter and so will I and many more people.
God bless You. Debra Lee (KCMO)
August 20, 2010
gospel music lost one of its most important family member. He was a legend and will never be forgotten by all those who listen to him and loved him
August 11, 2010
To the Hawkins Family,

Although I never met Bishop Walter Hawkins personally, my family's music group knew of him through all of the music he wrote, as we sang several of Edwin and Bishop's songs at my dad's church in Tennessee.

I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that Bishop Walter is no longer in pain and suffering here on this earth, but he is safe in the arms of Jesus. He is writing music for the heavenly choir.

God bless you all during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Dorcas Michaelson (Maplewood, MN)
August 09, 2010
God, where do I begin? Words are not enough to express how I feel. My heart is heavy, indeed. Walter Hawkins was like a musical angel sent to give us daily doses
of God's love. During my college years in
the late seventies and early eighties,
his music was my bridge, my salvation, my
strength during difficult times and happy times as well. Even now, my wife and I
just love the Love Alive projects, etc. The music still have the same effect.

We send our prayers to the Hawkins Family.
May God continue to bless you during this difficult time. One Love, E.Cleveland (Chicago, IL)
August 09, 2010
I grew up with your music. It shaped and changed my life while easing the pain of many disappointments; But, allowing always a bridge to Jesus with every note! Favorite songs: Full and Complete; Thank You; Until I Found the Lord, OH Happy Day; God is Standing By; He will Open Doors; What is This; Everytime I Feel the Spirit; He's that Kind of Friend; Goin up a Yonder; and so, so many others!

Thank You for sharing the Lord's thoughts through song. The Lords continues to keep me through your songs.
August 08, 2010
I AM PRAYING FOR THE HAWKINS FAMILY .KEEP ON LOOKING TO GOD HE WILL HELP.VERONICA MASON BARTOW FL
August 08, 2010
to the hawkins family god bless you and keep you veronica mason bartow,fl love hear him sang
August 08, 2010
I am still playing Walter Hawkins and The Love Center Choir Love ALIVE CD's in the car in heavy rotation! Reflecting back on each selection and reminiscing on how I've been blessed by the music ministry and the WORD.
August 07, 2010
God Bless the Hawkins Family and the community at large. God has taken one of his angels here on earth, and transported him home to sing in the heavenly choir. Bishop Hawkins' light and legacy will shine and endure forever. Peace,
August 06, 2010
I fell in love with Bishop's ministry at 6 years old i had my plastic record player playing Be Grateful over and over... i would just sit in m room and cry because I agreed with message of that song. As I’ve grown older my love has grown and I have followed his ministry and career. I was sad when he divorced and proud when he became Bishop,even prouder when he and Tremaine continued to sing together. I have passed that love to sons and there are 3 generations (so far) that his gift has impacted. We thank you for sharing him with us. I’m heartbroken today. I couldn’t have loved him more if he were flesh of my flesh... he wrote the songs on the soundtrack of my life and i am soo grateful to have known him at all..
August 05, 2010
God bless the Hawkins family. Bishop Hawkins was and will always be a favorite of mine. When I am feeling down, I put on Tramaine's Live and play it over and over and never ever get tired of the inspirational words song through annointed people. I love all of his songs, he knew how to move, inspire God's children. Bishop Hawkins will be truly missed by all of us but God never ever make a mistake. Surely, the work he has done did speak for him, I pray that God will continue to give the Hawkins family the strength to carry on this mighty work that Bishop Hawkins has laid the ground work before us. To the Hawkins family, Jamie, Traimaine and all of the church family, you have work to do. Continue the work, please do not let it stop and I am sure Bishop Hawkins would not want this to happen. A servant of God, well done. A Great Inspiration in my heart.
Shirley Mobley Franklin
New Orleans, La
August 02, 2010
August 02, 2010
To the Hawkins thank you for shareing your Brother, Father, Son, Uncle etc.. with the world he truly was a special person. He is singing God praises in Heaven right now.
July 30, 2010
I have been listening to Walter Hawkins and the love center choir since I got saved in the 80's. When Walter opened up his mouth and began to sing, the annointing flowed. You could hear how spiritual he was. I know he is in the arms of Jesus. We were not ready for him to leave us. The last CD I bought was a SONG IN MY HEART And the last video was the 25th anniversary reunion. I loved looking in the background on some of the songs and seeing him direct. Walter was truly a blessing to me in my spiritual walk.
July 29, 2010
I didn't realize that that Bishop Hawkins had passed. I feel confident that he is resting in the arms of the Saviour that he has written so many wonderful songs about.

I am from the Bahamas and I remember happily buying each new album or tape that the Hawkins Family put out. Bishop Hawkins has left his legacy and may we all who follow the Lord attempt to leave ours.

His wonderful music, his family, his kids and indeed Tramaine will remain in our hearts. My prayers go out to the family. May God continue to bless you all.
Valarea V. Swain-Miller
July 29, 2010
I wanted to bid farewell to the all-inspiring Bishop Walter Hawkins. My late sister, Karen Diane Cooper-Byrum who sang professionally with the East St Louis Gospelettes, remarked how she met him while living in California for a while and how he invited her to join his group back in the ‘70s. We also were informed that the Hawkins family is related to our family (Cooper) via our great-grandmother. It would have been a pleasure for me to have met him.

My brother also has a Polaroid picture of Walter, Edwin and others when they performed at the Lively Stone Church of God, St. Louis, MO in the mid ‘70s. His harmonious and all-inspiring songs of worship are some of the most heartfelt and spiritually-uplifting songs of praise, sincerity, and thankfulness that I have ever heard as he extolled sincere praises of worship. May the Spirit of Christ touch the lives of those who benefited from His gift to Walter.
July 29, 2010
I was watching Video Gospel on BET and learned of the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins. It saddened me greatly. I remember leading "Goin Up Yonder" with my church choir when I was a teenager. I love Bishop Hawkins and his music. It lifted me up when I was down and depressed. I try to collect everything put ou by Bishop Hawkins and I will truly miss him. May he rest in peace.
July 29, 2010
July 28, 2010
Hello Walter,I grew up listening to your music.It was so inspiring to the soul. You have paved the way for many, many people.Till this day I still honor you.I was deeply sadden when I heard about the death of Walter Hawkins.I will continue to pray for the Hawkins family. Tramaine I love you.Things will get better.Desiree
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
RIP Pastor Hawkins. The Lord love you best. You have fought the good fight of faith.
July 28, 2010
i grew up listen to you and your family.your music gave me hope rest in peace and God bless you and your family
Rochelle s.
July 28, 2010
I am so very, very sad of the death of Bishop walter hawkins. I just loved all of his songs. I live in virginia, and I was reading the jet magazine and suddenly i saw that he had passed. I really could not believe it. Again, I am so sadden about his death. May God blessand keep his children and the rest of the family and Love Center Choir. Lorraine Johnson, Newport News Va.
July 27, 2010
I was shockingly saddened over the GREAT LOSS of the Gospel music industry. Bishop Walter Hawkins has been an inspiration of mine since I was a young girl. I have all of his Love Alive cds and I'm honored to have them. Bishop, your songs were not just for the moment, but for generations to generations. THANK YOU for sharing the gift that God gave you with us. And I pray strength & healing over your children & family. You're GOIN UP YONDER, because you have THE VICTORY, and again I say.....THANK YOU
July 27, 2010
I've been Walter Hawkins and Love Alive all this week,,For some reasons I can't stop listening to it. I have always listened to it..Although I am a baby boomer,,I grew up loving and singing Love Alive!
July 27, 2010
I was so sadded of hearing of the passing of Pastor Walter Hawkins. His has inspired me from a youth in the church through adulthood. His music and ministry was truly heavenly
July 27, 2010
I have always been a fan of Bishop's work. My church choir did tribute music in Bishop's honor at our services at Bethel AME Church-Los Angeles. Rest in Peace. You are well loved.
July 27, 2010
You were God sent, your committment to God has always been an inspiration to me, to continue to do God's will.
July 27, 2010
Another legendary gospel composer and singer has been called home to sing with the heavenly choir. He will be missed here on earth but remembered forever.
July 27, 2010
I will never forget walter hawkins he was greater singer. he will be truly,
be miss in my life but one day I will see him again THANK you Walter Hawkins. Brenda Hopson Meridian MS.
July 27, 2010
my name is gary moore i'm from maywood ill, i love bishop hawkins i grew up on his music. he was a god sent man i will forever keep his memorie in my heart. rest in gods arms bishop
July 26, 2010
"Walter Hawkins you will be greatly missed! You are in a better place...." LaGreggory Sweatt(Nashville,TN)
July 26, 2010
How do we say "thank you" to a legendary icon like Bishop Walter Hawkins? By telling the story he preached and sang about. Yes, there still remains work to be done. Let's sing it, preach it, and by all means, LIVE it.
July 26, 2010
I remember listening to Walter Hawkins when I was a little girl. At the age 21 I am still in love with the songs Marvelous and My Gratitude. As a young person his music truly encouraged me during many tribulations. His music is life changing and will forever live on ministering and drawing individuals to Jesus Christ.
July 26, 2010
My condolences to the Hawkins family. I attended Love Center for only a short time, but came to know of Bishop Walter Hawkins as genuine--a person of true love and compassion. I did not only love him as a pastor, but I liked him as a human being. Peace be with you.
July 26, 2010
I grew-up in my grandmother house hearing Walter music. But now god has that voices to sing with the other angels
July 26, 2010
To The Hawkins family

Walter was an icon for gospel singers. Please think of him as he has now "gone Up Yonder to be with the Lord. You will see him again and what a Happy day that will be.

We also hope that the following words will be a comfort to you.

It’s God’s Will And We Must Comply
By: Charles G. Turner, Sr.


Life is uncertain,
But as sure as we are born one day we must die
Sometimes we sit and wonder why
The fact is it’s God’s will and we must comply.

Throughout our lives we live through happiness and sadness
And many toils and strife
And when our earthly life is over we enter into our “eternal life”

Whenever a loved one or friend makes their earthly depart
It is natural for it to bring hurt and sorrow to our heart
And to deal with our loss we grieve, mourn, and cry
In all essence we must remember this is God’s will and we must all comply

For those of us that are left behind
We must cherish the special memories
And keep them all in mind
Just remember it is not for us to question why we have to die
It’s God’s will and we all have to comply.

May God Bless and comfort all of you
July 26, 2010
My the peace of God cover the family in their hour of sorrow.
July 26, 2010
I knew of Walter Hawkins due to his Love Alive work; to me, that is some of the most blessed gospel music anywhere. As a kid in NYC, we would sing all of his songs out of the Love Alive songbooks. I only learned recently we caught some flack, but we loved it and I never forgot it. May his family be comforted and know that his work was spread far and wide.
July 26, 2010
Death is not sad, it's time for elation! A joyous transition! The soul'd emigration... Into a place where the soul's safe and free, to live with God through eternity. Rest in Peace Bishop Hawkins. You will be greatly missed!
July 26, 2010
My family will be praying for the Hawkins family. Thanks Bishop Hawkins for your years working in the Kingdom, your work has not been in vain. We love you always.
July 25, 2010
All my prayers go out to the Hawkins family. Bishop Hawkins was a true man of God in music and ministry. A special for Edwin because it was obvious you and the Bishop had a special bond.
July 25, 2010
To the Hawkins Family and Church Family our prays be with you and yours in your time of lost. Walter will truly be missed. R.I.P. Walter God bless you for all your music that you released over the years.
July 25, 2010
Just like you said in your song,
Whatever is this, it won't let me hold my peace; let's us know that the love of the Lord was in your spirit. Thank you for the pure up lifting gospel music. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace.
July 25, 2010
Thanks, to the Hawkins Family for sharing you brother with the world, after hearing him in word or song, made each of us better, your will forever in my prayers, RIP Bishop Walter Hawkins
July 25, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be missed. Thank you to God and his family for sharing his love of praising God with the world. God Bless.
July 25, 2010
God bless the life of Bisop Walter Hawkins. For the contributions you have made to Gospel Music,
July 25, 2010
We have lost a legand, but his legacy and memory will live forever. My prayers are with the Hawkins family, and all those who were blessed and touched by the music and ministry of Bishop Hawkins.
July 25, 2010
May GOD bless the Hawkins family at this difficult time and forevermore. Bishop Walter' music has touched me all of my life and he is one of my favorite singers, along with the late James Cleveland. I love good music and I will never forget him !
July 25, 2010
RIP Bishop Hawkins. you will ge greatly missed. but we know as the word states to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Pray strength to the family.look to God for continued strength
July 25, 2010
mr.walter hawkins touched so many soul thank you
July 25, 2010
Thank you for all the great gospel music you gave to me and my Familia, that I was able to listen at an early age. RIP Mr Walter Hawkins
July 25, 2010
To The Hawkins Family and The Love Center Church Family:
Again, The Gospel Music Industry has loss another great King Of Gospel. His music will live forever in the hearts of everyone who loved his music, and ministry. He was a great singer with a "golden" voice that ministered. I loved his music and ministry dearly. I will miss him recording. For everything that he recorded was just great. To The Hawkins Family and The Love Center Church Family: Keep your heads up. For Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Surely, it is going to be some difficult days ahead for Bishop Walter Hawkins will truly be missed by an entire world and all the lives that he has touched during his 61 years here on earth. Keep your hands in Gods hands.

Yours In Christ,
Patricia Thompson
Gary, IN
July 25, 2010
my heart goes out to the Hawkins family ijust starting listening to his music this year i allways known him but i got to tell you that song a prayer away blow me to another level new in christ i love walter for touching such a sinner like me i don't miss a day without listening to that just a prayer away i believe that ilove the lord because of music the way he sings he away out of no way oh just a prayer away said my peaople to small and your strength is a little to strong god is able i thank walter for making that song my heart gos out to your family from lorraine burke of kingston new york he just a prayer away
July 25, 2010
Our prayers are with the Hawkins Family at this time of great sorrow, Bishop Hawkins will be missed by many, but reat assure that God has everything in control, and slways remember that earth has no sorrows that heaven can not heal. Love to the Hawkins Family.
July 25, 2010
July 25, 2010
pastor hawkins touched so many souls with his great gospel,he will be deeply missed.
July 24, 2010
May your soul RIP .Anointed preacher,musician. You have left a great legacy that will follow you and benefit others, as well. Condolences to the entire Hawkins Family
July 24, 2010
I was hocked to learn of the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins. As a kid I grew up listening to his music. Just know that he is in heaven now and he does'nt have to suffer anymore. He's singing with the angels. My prayers are with you. May God bring an everlasting peace to your family.
July 24, 2010
He was a breath of fresh air to my spiritual growth, music. He inspired playing, when i didn't want to play Gospel music. may God bless your family .keep on going Hawkins family.
July 24, 2010
to the hawkins family, my deepest prayers are with you, a jewel and angel is gone, i have been a fan of the whole hawkins family for years, as i small girl growing up in the church of god in christ all of my life and singing in the sunshine band, purity choir and adult choir, now im chour president, i thank god for gospel music, like bishop hawkins, timothy wright and other legends, the list will go on and on, gospel music is so powerful now and then in ourlives, and bishop hawkins will always be remembered in our lives for a long time, may god give all of you strength.(g.e) memphis , tenn.
July 24, 2010
My prayers are with the Hawkings family and may Pastor Haekins rest in peace
RIP). That heavenly choir will be awesome.

Priscilla Banks, College Pk, MD
July 24, 2010
oh how grateful i am to have lived during a time to experiance bishop hawkins' genius. his music transcends generations. i extend my sympathy to all of the hawkins family and love center ministeries.
July 24, 2010
My heart was sadden when I heard about the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins; I grew up on his gospel music. I Have great admiration for this man. I thank god for the opportunity to have known of him. The lyrics in his songs tells us how he felt about his relationship with God. My favorite is "Marvelous"
My prayers and thoughts are with the Hawkins Family,

Mildred (Philadelphia)
July 23, 2010
To The Hawkins Family: Bishop left a legacy. I remember accepting Christ after hearing "Try Christ" and "What is This?" I couldn't quite put my finger on what I was feeling at the age of nine, but I grew up in church and by the time I turned fourteen, our youth choir started singing I'm A Pilgrim, God Will Open Doors, I'm Going Away, and Be Grateful. By then, I had accepted Christ as my personal Savior and had a strong foundation and clear understanding of not only Try Christ and What is This? But also, I'm Not the Same and Changed. Be encouraged Hawkins Family, knowing that Bishop Walter Hawkins will live on, in, and through me, and so many others. Be blessed and know that even though your hearts are heavy, God is still good! I love each of you!
July 23, 2010
To The Hawkins Family, you have my deepest sympathy in the lost of your loved one.His music and words touched so many,he will be missed,but never forgotten.
Betty Patterson
July 23, 2010
Rev. Brewster, Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia, Willie Mae Ford-Smith, Clara Ward, Bishop Wm Abney were waiting for you to come and sing a new song: in a choir that will never grow old.
Elder James Williamson
July 23, 2010
Hawkins was one of my favorite singers. He is gone but not forgotten. He is entertaining his creator now and forever. Minister Voncil Evans
July 23, 2010
I could not believe it when my sister told me Walter Hawkins had passed. I can remember singing in the children's choir at the age of 5. My brother who was 6 years old, would lead his song "Oh Happy Day". The youth choir would sing their other songs, "When the Battle Is Over",Going Up Yonder", "I'm Going Away" - the entire album every Sunday. Every person led a song and could sound like the Hawkins themselves. I am 41 and still listen to the Hawkins - have every album. My children listens and knows the words to every song. I am an avid fan and listener of the Hawkins Family. I feel as though they are my family and I feel the pain of their loss. I will cherish the fond memories and music he has blessed us with. Pastor Hawkins will be missed greatly. My prayer is to the family - hold steadfast and remember your brother for his great deed in spreading the Gospel. I love you all....Love Kathy
July 23, 2010
I grew up in Oakland, at the age of 11yrs , and OH HAPPY DAY!! was my favorite gospel song, I went to Bethal Missionary Baptist Church, Rev Herbert Gice, but I remember hearing Tramaine Hawkins sing,"the potter's house, wow what a voice & a beautiful gift from GOD, and Walter & Edwin touch my soul & spirit with their voices, I know he will be truely missed,but GOD makes no mistakes, he is an angel watching over us all, Blessing to the Hawkins family, thru Christ Jesus all things are possible, & time is a healer..Love Mrs.V Brown
July 22, 2010
To live is Christ and to die is gain. May your faith in God continue to give you strength during your time of grief. My prayers are with you. ONELOVE!!!!
July 22, 2010
i could not believe the news of pastor Hawkins death, but God is so good. we sing such a marvelous thing you've done,and 'oh happy day etc. we loved his ministry. so God grant this family peace during this time. [Nassau, Bahamas]
July 22, 2010
WALTER i ENJOYED YOU LAST YEAR IN TOLEDO, YOU CAME AND WAS A BLESSING TO THE CITY.
CARDELL MALLETT
July 22, 2010
Rest in peace,no more suffering.and may the Hawkins family stay strong.God is with you.
Mary
July 22, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 22, 2010
Oh Happy Days was the first gospel my high school choir sang,in Cincinnati,Ohio,and when we sang that song everyone had tears in their eyes.Thank you for writing and sharing this song with me and so many others. My prayers are with your family
July 22, 2010
This was when music touched the soul!!! His conribution to Gospel music truly blessed millions!!! May God be with the family, friends and fans especially during this difficult time.
July 22, 2010
Bisop Hawkins and his family and choir have been a mighty blessing for me. I praise God for him and the talent he shared. May God bless him and keep his family in perfect peace.

Joyce Muir
Louisville, KY
July 22, 2010
Oh Happy Day when we rest in the Lord. Thanks for all of your music.
July 22, 2010
Home at last, I will see you when I get there!
July 22, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins Rest in Eternal Peace. You inspired me to write gospel music. You were truly a Special Gift.
July 22, 2010
Your Music will immortalize you in our hearts forever!
July 22, 2010
To a man, I have admired, since my younger years, my soul is mourning such as great loss. To God be the glory for sharing such a great example of a "true Christian Leader." We will miss you dearly. Thank you Jesus for sharing Bishop with us. Bishop Hawkins was MARVELOUS!!!
July 22, 2010
Dearest Walter (Bishop Hawkins)-What can I say? You and your brother Edwin are/were two of my TOP Mentors from my tender age of 7 You were the one who helped me learn to play in F#..."Follow Me" spoke of the man you were in Ministry of Music for a world-wide classroom of wide-eyed students as myself in my teenage years playing your beautiful music for my youth choir in the 1970s..The Gifts of Music and Song God Gave you are TIMELESS and we will celebrate the Gospel Legacy you left for all of us far beyond the 61 years you were here on earth. You wrote so many wonderful songs about Heaven and my heart rejoices in the Lord in that although we miss you here, you now have first-hand View of that Beautiful City Heaven you wrote about in your songs. God Bless your Family and Friends and may His Comfort & Peace console our hearts in the days to come. The LOVE was ALIVE in everything you did in Ministry-Love and miss you!!
July 22, 2010
Thank you for the legacy you have established for us and future generations of God. Be assured you will be sorely missed. May your family be comforted and encompassed in God's peace during this most difficult time.
July 22, 2010
I met Walter and Tremayne Hawkins at a concert in Monroe, Louisiana. They had their newborn baby with them. It was a joy talking to them. "O Happy Day" still remains my favorite!
July 22, 2010
July 22, 2010
The master. Gone too soon. But gone to
the place of which he sang.
July 22, 2010
The master. Gone too soon. But gone to
the place of which he sang.
July 22, 2010
Walter Hawkins -- what a wonderful instrument that was used by God to bring SOOO many souls to Christ! I recall MANY of the Walter Hawkins songs that our choir used to sing at church years ago when I was a youngster, had no idea at the time that he was the man behind the voice. Awesome man of God that will be missed but I made sure to purchase some of his music so my son can experience this gospel icon! God bless the family and may you feel His loving arms of peace wrapped around you.
July 22, 2010
WELL BISHOP YOUR WORK HERE ON EARTH IS FINISHED BUT BEING FACE TO FACE WITH JESUS IS THE GREATEST GIFT EVER TO BEHOLD YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED. THE LEGACY OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR WORK, YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON
BRENDA J. DAVIS OF SACRAMENTO
July 22, 2010
Thank you for the songs of encourgement over the years you will be missed...family be comforted by these words....we will meet again in the sweet by and by.
July 22, 2010
I was able to view the funeral service from my computer at work yesterday and enjoyed it tremendously. The music, the reflections, and words of condolences read all evidence of a man, a pastor, a family member who was loved. I was even touched when his son said that the Bishop was not looking down on us but looking upon the Lord's face and tending to his business. Being from the "East Coast", I am truly thankful for the works of Bishop Hawkins because he was an essential part me being saved when I was young. So thank you my brother for sharing your dad with us.
July 22, 2010
What a marvelous thing you have done in Walter L. Hawkins Most High!!!! The potter has truly put you back together again. I meditate for the family of the late Bishop. Peace be upon you all

Charlie Wilson CMT
Oakland CA
July 22, 2010
What can you say about a man who glorified God in such a way that the world took notice and joined in with some of the most uplifting and melodious musical expressions that we have had the privilege to share? May God keep the Hawkins family in perfect peace during this time of mourning. He truly is Going Up Yonder to be with his Lord.
July 22, 2010
GOD GAVE US PRECIOUS YEARS TO ENJOY YOUR MESSAGE. NOW IT'S WAS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAD THE OTHER ANGELS TOO PRAISE IS NAME WITH A BIG VOICE AS YOUR OWN. I WILL MISS U!
July 22, 2010
Rest in peace Bishop Hawkins, Your work here on earth is done. My symphathy to the family
July 22, 2010
To the Hawkins Family it saddened my heart to learn of the death of one of God's Gospel word and song minister. Bishop Hawkins will truly be missed by many people. He was an inspiration to a lot. I will miss his songs. A many of his songs helped me go through life. Thank you Bishop Walter Hawkins.
July 22, 2010
To the Family and Church Family of Bishop Walter Hawkins,I pray that your heart might be comforted by the word of God's promises and faithfulness in this time of great loss.
July 22, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 22, 2010
TO THE FAMILY OF WALTER HAWKINS,I AM SURE BY NOW WALTER HAS PUT ON HIS ROBE AND TELLING THE STORY OF HOW HE MADE IT OVER...............................HE WILL LIVE IN OUR HARTS FOREVER,CONTINUE TO TRUST GOD. LOVE ANGELA MYCHELL GRANT
July 22, 2010
If anybody ask you, where did you go? Shout out BISHOP "I'M UP YONDER HANGING WITH MY LORD" GOD BLESS THE HAWKINS'S FAMILY. YVONNE I.WILSON (SANTA MONICA CALIF.)
July 22, 2010
Thanks
Bishop Hawkins for the songs that encouraged and lifted me in the early years of my salvation.
July 22, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 21, 2010
Great Man of God is now singing all over God's heaven. Got many more new songs to sing, When the thunder roars to me, that means great praises all in the heavens Oooo but we are really going to miss Walter Hawkins strong anointed spiritual voice. May The Lord Give Him Rest, Peace cause he has gone away to meet The Lord and the Saints that will march in tune for his great reward and I really believe he has surly earned it. To the Family May the Lord strengthen you with extended power in the name of Jesus. God Bless You All.
Love You Much. Keep Looking To Jesus Stay Strong.
July 21, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:
Bishop Walter Hawkins played a big part in our lives. I know you will miss him and we will too. Bishop Walter Hawkins was my all time favorite gospel song writer and I and our church choirs have sung many of his songs. My favorite Walter Hawkins song is "Heaven" and I receive a blessing everytime I listen to that song as well as many others he has written. I think God for the talent He gave Bishop Hawkins, and I think you, the Hawkins family for sharing him with us. May God comfort and give you peace.
July 21, 2010
July 22, 2010 - My heart was so touched when I heard the news! For him to keep his illness a secret, it lets me know he and God had it settled between them! Looking forward in seeing you in heaven! cnegsw4



fifbelieving that Bro. Hawkins doesn't want us to I will miss viewing him via Bobby Jones Gospel. I have followed Bro. Hawkins for over 30 years! I always listen to his tapes and dvd's whenever I traveled to my work
July 21, 2010
Man of God Have a blessful sleep!! First Lady Lonita Weaver (Houston, Tx)
July 21, 2010
THANKS BISHOP HAWKINS FOR THE MANY SONGS THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO ALL YOUR FANS IN THIS WORLD THAT HAS HELPED US TO GET THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES IN OUR LIFE. I AM GOING AWAY IS A FAVORITE OF MINE. NOW THAT YOU HAVE GONE AWAY MAYBE WE WILL MEET LATER IN THE BY AND BY SINCE I NEVER GOT TO MEET YOU IN THIS LIFE. TO YOUR FAMILY BE BLESSED AN KNOW THERE IN NO SORROW IN GOD.
July 21, 2010
To The Hawkins Family:

May God Bless you all and keep you in His care, comfort you and help you mourn the loss of someone whom we all loved. Bishop Hawkins' music will live on forever and continue to be a blessing to all those who are fortunate to hear it. My prayers to you.

Jean and Chrystal Vaughan
July 21, 2010
God has called home an angel who did his work well...my life is the better for having known him and appreciated his words of encouragement and love and appreciation of all that is good...see you in the morning Dear Walter, love Joseph MWP Tojeaux Richard and family.
July 21, 2010
May God's Love Be Your Strength and Comfort. (Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you.....Psalms 55:22

In every message of comfort, in every word of concern, in every expression of love, may you feel the compassion and caring of a faithful Heavenly Father who knows your every need and will continue to sustain you through this time of deepest sorrow.

Thoughts and Prayers Are with you.

Joseph & Anita Hargrave & Family
6005 Cora Street
Charlotte, NC 28216
July 21, 2010
I only saw Bishop Hawkins once in person when he came to Dallas back the 1990s. I can say that he was a serious man, and I will miss his songs. He had a way of filling the car or wherever you heard him with the Holy Spirit. The world will miss this great man of God. Lynette and Edwin are singers that touch my heart. Be comforted.
July 21, 2010
BISHOP HAWKINS SPIRIT WILL FOREVER LIVE ON. IM GOING UP YOUNDER TO BE WITH THE "LORD". BISHOP HAWKINS THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING GOD HAS ALLOWED YOU TO SHARE THE GIFT OF GOD THREW YOUR MUSIC WITH YOUR FAMILY AND CHOIR. REST IN PEACE. YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER.
July 21, 2010
i send my prays and love to the family. i am a big fan of the hawkins. and going up yonder was my song. and i am sure god is say to walter you are going up yonder to be with me. prays and love mary from washington
July 21, 2010
ANGELS WILL BE SINGING,JOY BELLS WILL BE RINGING,WHEN YOU GET HOME (BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS).I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS WILL BE HOSTING THE MILLIONS IN THE HEAVENLY CHOIR, HE'S DONE HIS FAIRWELL DEVINE APPOINTMENT DOWN HERE, HE WILL AWESOMELY BE MISSED BY US ALL. TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WE ALL LOVE YOU, AND KEEP THE LEGACY GOING......IT WON'T BE LONG, THERE ARE MANY MORE SOULS TO REACH THE HARVEST IS SO WHITE.WELL DONE AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
DEBRA R. PARSON
LAS VEGAS NV.
July 21, 2010
God has given Bishop the ultimate gift, to be in His presence. He will be missed, but because I didn't get to meet you here on earth, I will certainly meet you in Glory. Take your rest Bishop and enjoy the Grace of God...
July 21, 2010
Jesus said, Well done thy good anf faitful servant!

Thank you Walter Hawkins and all the musicians that provided the world with the wonderful songs you sang.

I was truly shocked when I heard of your passing, but rest with out pain surely awaits you forever.

My favorite song was "I'm going Away" and now you have.

To the Family: What marvelous work he did, and I am grateful I enjoyed his music.
July 21, 2010
ANGELS WILL BE SINGING,JOY BELLS WILL BE RINGING,WHEN YOU GET HOME (BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS).I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS WILL BE HOSTING THE MILLIONS IN THE HEAVENLY CHOIR, HE'S DONE HIS FAIRWELL DEVINE APPOINTMENT DOWN HERE, HE WILL AWESOMELY BE MISSED BY US ALL. TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WE ALL LOVE YOU, AND KEEP THE LEGACY GOING......IT WON'T BE LONG, THERE ARE MANY MORE SOULS TO REACH THE HARVEST IS SO WHITE.WELL DONE AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

DEBRADRP@AOL.COM
July 21, 2010
well i don't know you personal but god knows all of us . all i can say .you will be miss.
July 21, 2010
His glorious music will forever remain in our hearts, minds and souls.
July 21, 2010
Thank you God for the gift you gave the world through Bishop Walter Hawkins. I ws sround 5 the first time I heard what is this....and it changed my life then and again today. I love you Bishop..C you on the other side.
July 21, 2010
May you find peace in God in the time of your loss
July 21, 2010
I had the privilege of meeting Bishop Hawkins along with members of his staff in Los Angeles. I felt like I just had met the President of the United States. His music over the years has been an inspiration to my life. My condolence to his entire family - especially his daughter and son.
July 21, 2010
God bless you because "What a Marvelous thing you have done" for so many people. You spread the joy of gospel music and the love of our Savior to countless many. You were truly sent here with a message and we have heard and received the word. RIP Sir, for you have truly done a "Marvelous" thing and now you can take your rightful place in heaven.
July 21, 2010
my condlences to the family of walter hawkins. i will keep praying for your family.
July 21, 2010
It is so very encouraging for me in my walk with the Lord to continue so that I too like Bishop Hawkins can surely 'Go Up Yonder' The angels in heaven are now celebrating another victory for Christ as they welcome Bishop Hawkins. Rest in peace my brother.
July 21, 2010
July 21, 2010
We want to express deepest sympathy to the family for the lost of their loved one. We will be praying for the family at this difficult time. May God give you peace at this time.
July 21, 2010
my prayers are with the Family at this time "You came that we might live' Love You Bishop Walter Hawkins,We Love your awesome voice&we will forever miss you
July 21, 2010
my prayers are with the Family at this time "You came that we might live' Love You Bishop Walter Hawkins,We Love your awesome voice&we will forever miss you
July 21, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 21, 2010
I developed a great appreciation for gospel music when I began to listen to Walter's music in the early 1970's. Fortunately, I was able to meet him through e'Marcus Harper who was one of his mentees and e'Marcus had him in concert at my church in Washington,D.C. in 2003. Truly Walter inspired not just me but worlds of people with his special gift from God. He will be missed, but I thank God for sparing him this short period. God bless the family and friends.
July 21, 2010
To The Hawkins Family,
I pray that God will strengthen, comfort and wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace for Bishop is home with Jesus!
July 21, 2010
The funderal service was awesome May God Keep giving peace to all the families involved.We loved His music We will see Him again. Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot healed.He's Gone away but never in the music and our hearts
July 21, 2010
I developed a great appreciation for gospel music when I began to listen to Walter's music in the early 1970's. Fortunately, I was able to meet him through e'Marcus Harper who was one of his mentees and e'Marcus had him in concert at my church in Washington,D.C. in 2003. Truly Walter inspired not just me but worlds of people with his special gift from God. He will be missed, but I thank God for sparing him this short period. God bless the family and friends.
July 21, 2010
My name is Colin Ruddock from Manchester in the UK. We would like to do a celebration concert of his life here in the UK. A lot of our churches grew up on his songs, and many musicians admired his musicianship. We in the UK want to celebrate him.
July 21, 2010
July 21, 2010
I've loved and admired Bishop Hawkins as well as his music forever. My heart goes out to his entire family (church family also). May blessing be with you all. S.Y. Horton
July 21, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget Bishop Walter Hawkins. I'm so glad that God allowed me to meet him in person and I will cherish that always. He will be greatly missed.
July 21, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF U I KNOW ITS HARD I ASKED MY MOTHER ONE DAY IF U DIED ON ME I DONT NO WHAT I WOULD DO SHE TOLD ME KEEP ON LIVING AND PRAISING GOD TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF U PLEASE FOLLOW THAT ADVICE TO THE CHURCH AND THE LOVE CENTER CHOIR PLEASE STAY TOGETHER AND KEEP SINGING.THATS WHAT I BELEIVE BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS WOULD WANT GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. BUT I MUST SAY MY HEART IS BROKEN BUT I MUST GO ON
July 21, 2010
To the Hawkins Family. May God bless your family in this time of need. Being a Hawkins myself, our family tried to find a family connection with your part of the Hawkins, but could never find it. Deep down, we know that some time in history we came from the same pot. Walter has left a great legacy of music for everyone to continue to enjoy. We thank you all for your contribution to great gospel music that everyone still sings and enjoys.
July 21, 2010
July 21, 2010
To the spiritual and natural families of Bishop Hawkins I extend my sincerest condolences. I grew up praising God with the music of the Bishop and "Oh Happy Day" is my favorite song. Let us remember "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning light".

Love,
Missionary Amoscita Robinson-McClain (Emmanuel's Temple of Deliverance, Philadelphia, PA)
July 21, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, my prayers are with you in this time of bereavement. He will truly be missed. God bless you dear hearts!"
July 21, 2010
My Sincere Condolence to Edwin Hawkins and the Hawkins Family in our loss. Thank God for his promise, we will see him again. May God graciously grant you Peace.
July 21, 2010
my name is mary j manley and i wlii miss the great man of thelors,because whenyou found a real person of thelord there is no more to say but i love pastor walter hawkins and he will be missed. e
July 21, 2010
I TO AM DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF BISHOP HAWKINS. I GREW SPIRITUALLY IN HOLINESS FROM A CHILD WITH INFLUENCE OF HIS GRACEFUL INSIGHT OF LOVE FROM JESUS TO ME. HAWKINS FAMILY, I EXEND MY MOST HEART FELT SYMPATHY
July 21, 2010
To the Hawkins Family and church family, I pray that God gives you peace that surpasses all understanding, knowing that Bishop Walter Hawkins is at peace. Continue to fulfill his legacy and teachings always. CDE
July 21, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, my prayers are with you in this time of bereavement. He will truly be missed.

God bless you dear hearts!
July 21, 2010
I was priviledged to grow up under his music ministry along with his family. Bishop Walter Hawkins was a great legacy of Gospel Music and will be greatly missed by all. Now he can truly sing "Marvelous" to our Heavenly Father. We shall keep the Hawkins Family in our prayers and Bishop Hawkins forever in our hearts.
July 21, 2010
I had the privilege of not only hearing Bishop Hawkins through his ministry of song but also visiting his church in Oakland and hearing him preach the word of God. Both his preaching and music have had an incredible impact on my spiritual journey. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and congregation.
July 21, 2010
My prayers @ thoughts are with the family.May God giv you strength @ Peace.
July 21, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 21, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 21, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 21, 2010
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
July 21, 2010
We grew up on The Hawkins Family music. First Gospel album we ever heard. Thank you for your ministry of music and for never being ashamed to sing for God with that beautiful voice. You are already sorely missed.
July 21, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins was such an inspiration to me even as a child growing up listening to his music.

I had a chance not only to met him but I, along with a local recording choir that I played drums for open up on several concerts with him and the family when they visited the Washington, DC area back in the later 70's and 80's. He had that voice that would make you move out of that seat.

My greatest joy was serving as the percussionist on his recording with the GMWA Mass Choir in the 90's on the song "More". Sitting in the separate band and choir rehearsals with him, really having that chance to get to know him...Bishop was one of the nicest person to be around. Thank you for that opportunity to work with you. He always had a special word somewhere in a song that would touch the heart.

We will miss you Bishop, and our love goes out to Edwin and the family. We'll cherish the day that we'll meet again over yonder.
July 21, 2010
To the family of the late Bishop Walter Hawkins:

My heart is heavy and deeply saddened by the passing of such a wonderful and talented man as Bishop Hawkins. I am a 46 year old female from the State of Florida and I honestly developed my love of singing from listening to his music. The album "Love Alive II" was my music teacher. I learned to perfect my notes and sing from my soul to this album. He will forever be missed by my husband, my children and myself.

We love you. The Jerry Family
July 21, 2010
My prayers & thoughts are with the Family & May God Give you strength & Peace, a lot of us have been where you are but the assurity we have is that he is & was
God's child & that is what makes it a little easier & I look at it as God is
slowly but surely gathering his people
because we know God does not make mistakes.
July 21, 2010
Thoughts and prayers for the family of Bishop Hawkins.
July 21, 2010
I had the opportunity to meet Bishop Walter Hawkins on several occasions. I found him to be a man of humility and gracious. He wasn't so big that he could not spend a few minutes with me to talk about my aspirations as a songwriter and to listen to my songs. I am lifting up the family and pray the comforting power of the Holy Spirit surround this family.
( Monument of Faith)
July 21, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 21, 2010
In Loving Memory of Bishop Walter Hawkins
To the Family & Church Family: The ministry of Walter Hawkins has touched our lives down through the years. In growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I remember many of the churches singing songs from Love Alive Albums. Thank you for your ministry. The writer may pass on but the songs will always live on and we will always sing the songs. As we give our heartfelt sympathy, we are so greatful for your music. We know you have been changed, you went away and we know you going up yonder to be with the Lord and someday we will follow you. I know in seeing Jesus - it will be marvelous! Many blessings and prayers to the family.
July 21, 2010
Growing up in Oakland I endured hardships.At a time in my life I had given up, his song "Thank you Lord" changed my life. I gave my life to God instead of the world. Rest in peace in Gods arms. My children will know the messages in your music. God blessed the family.
July 21, 2010
Dr. Walkter Hawkins was and always will be a great inspiration in my life. His legacy will live on forever. God bless and keep his family is my prayer!!
July 21, 2010
Walter Hawkins touched so many lives with his voice, including mine. I am grateful for his ministry. "What a Marvelous Thing He's Done...." Rest in the arms of Jesus. My condolences to the Hawkins family.
July 21, 2010
casting all your care upon him for he careth for you frist peter 5 7
god bless you at your time of sorrow
July 21, 2010
I thank God for the life of Walter Hawkins. His music made such an impact on me my entire life. He will never be forgotten. To the family, I have been praying for you all that the Lord will bring you comfort during this time. Thank you for sharing him with us and continue to give Praises to God for the memories you will forever cherish. Be strong today and in the days ahead.
July 21, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 21, 2010
Growing up in Oakland I endured many hardships. When I had given up on life, I heard his song "I love you Lord" and it helped me to give my life to God. I will pass on the Hawkins family music and lives on to my children. May he rest in peace with God. Bless the family.
July 21, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins was one of the world's greatest singer along with his family. He is going to be greatly missed, by all that knew him and listened to his music. My prayers goes out to the Hawkins Family. "Heaven" is the place where we all will see him again!
July 21, 2010
Walter, I will never forget you! I remember traveling all over California to hear you and Tramaine starting in the 70's. I remember meeting you in person and was amazed that you were so real and down to earth. You have always been my most favorite gospel singer and writer. I will miss you tremendously! Now you have answered a higher calling and the world must give you back from whence you came. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. I pray for your family in their hour of grief as they offer up your spirit to God Who is the only One that can keep you now. Thank you for the privilege of crossing paths with you.

Yours in Christ,
July 21, 2010
We have been truly blessed by his ministry, his music and his Godly servitude. Although he is now resting in the arms of his heavenly father,he will always be remember through the music he left.
July 21, 2010
You will live forever in our hearts. Your music changed lives and saved souls. R.I.P.
July 21, 2010
rest in the arms of jesus for you will truly be missed for the teaching of god.god speed to your family
July 21, 2010
I thank God for allowing the Hawkins family to bless us through their ministry for all these years. I grew up on their music and always found inspiration from it. Rest in peace and may God give offer to the family.
July 21, 2010
Walter Hawkins touched so many lives with his voice, including mine. I am grateful for his ministry. "What a Marvelous Thing He's Done...." Rest in the arms of Jesus. My condolences to the Hawkins family.
July 21, 2010
We have been an inspiration to me for so long. You are truly missed. I love you and your family. Your example and love of Christ has been so evident in your life and music. May your family be blessed and comforted during this time. Thank you for your life and ministry.
July 21, 2010
I thank God for the life of such a great man of God. A man who was given a talent that he did not keep to himself but, shared it with the world. In doing so sharing his love and passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even though Bro. Bishop Walter Hawkins has been upgraded to Glory. His musical vision will always echo threw the church walls and beyond.
July 21, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and Most of All - GOD. So many time his music ministered to me. His ministry will be missed!
July 21, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 21, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will always be in our hearts and mind. Your songs will keep us lifted and praising God. Thank God for Bishop's life.
July 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time in the loss of Bishop Walter Hawkins. He was loved by so many but God Loved him best. (John 14:1-3) May God continue to bless and keep you.
July 21, 2010
The City Wide Mass Choir of Charleston,SC, under the direction of Pastor Carl Bright had the great opportunity to perform with Walter Hawkins several times in Charleston and indeed it was all Spirit felt! We loved him then and will continue to love him and his wonderful music. My prayers are with the family.
July 21, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS IS WITH THE HAWKINS FAMILY. HE WILL BE TRULY MISS. BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS WAS A INSPIRTATION TO ME THROUGH HIS SONGS-RHONDA GRAY (hoUSTON,tx)
July 21, 2010
A great legend in our time. His talent,and his sharing his gifts of the love of God will be greatly missed. My prayers goes out to the Hawkins family.
July 21, 2010
Thank you for your ministry in songs. Rest in peace. May God give the family the comfort needed to endure while on this journey of bereavement. Peace Be Still...
July 21, 2010
My thoughts are prayers are with the Hawkins family and Love Center Church. I was sad to hear of the passing of Bishop Hawkins. I have enjoyed his music since the 70's and have truly been blessed.I had the privilege to meet him at the GMWA. I have truly enjoyed his ministry through the years. God Bless and keep you.
July 21, 2010
I am so glad I followed my heart and visited Bishop Hawkins at Love Center Church some 17 years ago during the church's 25th Anniversary. I was also privileged to attend the Music Workshops in 2002 and 2003 at Love Center and enjoyed the experience so much. It is so hard to believe that such a wonderful man is no longer with us on this side, but we know that he loved and served God while he was here and he is at peace and rest now with the Lord. I thank God for the music of Walter Hawkins!!! It has gotten me through some of my most difficult days and I will continue to let that music bless me! I am praying for the Hawkins Family!! Rest in Peace Bishop. We miss you and still love you!!! Well done! Angela Smith (Atlanta, Georgia)
July 21, 2010
My Prayers are with the Hawkins family during their passing of the great Pastor Walter Hawkins May God Bless You All.
July 21, 2010

To the Walter Hawkins Family:
"So sorry for your loss." May God comfort you during your grief. God bless you!
July 21, 2010
My Deepest Condolences to the Walter Hawkins Family.
July 21, 2010
Greetings from Atlanta. I extend my deepest condolences to the Hawkins family. Walter will be extremely missed throughout the world!!
July 21, 2010
If you ever need a friend who's sticks closer than any brother, I recommend JESUS...Because He's that kind of friend.
I know you're up yonder Mr Hawkins, singing with the angels a NEW song.
God Bless
July 21, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 21, 2010
Prayer's are with the Hawkins Family. The music is still flowing in the hearts of many. His music will live on and sang through out. May the Lord God comfort you all in your time of bereavement.
July 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hawkins family. Bishop Hawkins music was a mainstay in the church youth choirs at my church. We love singing his songs and the songs by his family. He will be greatly missed. I just want to think him for the his music which will live on forever. Peace, Joy and Blessings.
July 20, 2010
The Hawkins family music influenced me greatly in the 70's. They were mentoring to me without knowing it..I saw the Hawkins family in concert in the 80's and will never forget that experience. They are truly anointed!! R.I.P. Walter Hawkins...You will truly be missed
July 20, 2010
The Hawkins family music influenced me greatly in the 70's. They were mentoring to me without knowing it..I saw the Hawkins family in concert in the 80's at a local church and met them after the program was over. I will never forget that feeling I experienced.. They are truly anointed.
July 20, 2010
My thoughts and prayers for the Hawkins family and Love Center Church.
July 20, 2010
pastor walter hawkins will truly be missed he was an inspiration to the world i would like to give my condolenses to his family my prayers are with them
July 20, 2010
Hi Hawkins Family, Oh man what can I say down the years we listen to Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Shirley, Freddie, Lynette,Tramaine and yours very truly Yvette Flounder great people who inspired us from a decade. Thank you for sharing your praises with the world. Love You Much!
July 20, 2010
Our prayers are with the Hawkins Family, May God continue to keep you all.Bishop Hawkins will truley be missed but we thank God for the music of ministry that bless all of our lives.God Bless you Man of God.
July 20, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with the family of the late Bishop Walter Hawkins. May the Lord comfort and keep you all during this season. He touched my life and allowed me to grow as a woman of God through God's vessel and his music. Jesus Christ is the Way.
July 20, 2010
R. I. P. Bishop Walter Hawkins. I find myself watching over and over the videos of your last performance...especially part 2. Something about part 2 tears at my heart. You looked so frail...yet your voice was so strong!!! I have viewed other videos of you singing "Marvelous"...but your last perfomance you sang that song as if one else was in the room but you and GOD!!! Each clinched fist,or everytime you raised your hands in praise..reminded me of the healthy and strong Walter Hawkins whose music for over 30+ years inspired me and carried me through so many rough times... I am sorry that you are gone..
July 20, 2010
All praises to God for the life of Bishop Walter Hawkins. I was attending Oakwood College (University) when I first had an oportunity to see and hear the Hawkins Singers. When they began to sang Changed I knew that I would never be the same. It changed my life and so many others that night forever. Every Sabbath morning I would play this ablum over and over again for inner strength and healing.I thank God for his amazing music ministry that was given only by God. I will forever keep his music near and dear to my heart as I continue to minister to others for God.
July 20, 2010
Today I heard "I'm Going Away" by Bishop Hawkins - how fitting his musical contribuition to the world resonates the air waves as though he's speaking to us as he ascends into the presence of God. "Going up Yonder." Well Bishop - "To God be the Glory."
Family remember "Soon and very Soon we too will be going to see the King. Thanks Walter for sharing your gift with us all -
July 20, 2010
My prayers, love and thoughts are with the family of the late Bishop Walter Hawkins. May God comfort and guide you during this season. I praise God for the healing his music has brought to my life and to so many others. GHOP Choir praises God for our very 1st song in sign ministry "Jesus Christ Is The Way" n 1994. Thank you Lord for Bishop Walter Hawkins.
July 20, 2010
I thank God i got to meet you and hugged you at one of your sunday service. I will miss you but you will alway's be in my heart. We love you.JOHN & Grace Torres from Gilroy-Ca.
July 20, 2010
WALTER HAWKINS. OH HAPPY DAY
July 20, 2010
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins. I am so thankful for his many contributions in gospel music. He will be missed but never ever forgotten!
July 20, 2010
Walter Hawkins will be miss so much such a powerful voice. I was just listenng to his music on You Tube and I saw a tribute to Walter Hawkins but it never dawn on me that he had pass on Sunday. My heart is saddened and my prayers to the family and the Love Center Choir.
July 20, 2010
"Heroes are remembered, Legends never die"...Your physical presence will truly be missed in the gospel music sector!
July 20, 2010
Bishop Hawkins, You were my idol as a 16 year old youth playing the piano in church. You were my idol when I went to college and performed your songs in choir concerts. You were/are somebody I've always/will always look up to. Rest in Peace.
July 20, 2010
sorry about your lost ,i love all his music and i will miss him so now he is at peace rip
July 20, 2010
To The Hawkins Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this diffcult time. Bishop Walter Hawkins death has touched me like a family member. His music and songs have been an inspiration to me.
July 20, 2010
My heart is saddened. The Hawkins family songs has carried me for many years. I'm never alone and Cry On. One day it will be a Oh Happy Day. To the family my prayers are with you. When we reach heaven Walter will have the heavenly choir and I will be in the mix.
July 20, 2010
I truly will miss Bishop Walter Hawkins,
the anointing that was on his life is,
so profound i have know word's to desribe
it we truly need to cherished and appreciate while they are here.
He is a great loss to Oakland,Ca and the gospel Industry.
Love to the Hawkins Family may God confort you as you grieve
God Bless
and keep you
July 20, 2010
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Bishop Walter Hawkins, his music has inspired me throughout the years, i can play "what is this" all day and all night, over and over. Love his inspiration. He will surely be missed, but now he can direct that heavenly choir in the sky. Jerry Rising (compton, Ca)
July 20, 2010
I remember catching three buses to get to Ephesians COGIC in Berkeley on Sunday mornings to witness the annointing that was on Bishop EE Cleveland and on the Hawkins. I was compelled by the Holy Spirit. The Love Center recordings accompanied me overseas where, one Sunday in Japan the song "I Won't Be Satisfied" evoked an appearance by the Holy Ghost; the church was in awe and I began to truly understand the Lord's power. Bishop Hawkins was an annointed man of God, and thank God that there is more of the same in other Hawkins family members. Walter may be gone from here, but his influence will remain with us forever. Oh the Sunday night radio broadcasts and midnight musicals! They were not to be missed.

I know that God has the master plan, but right now my heart is hurting something fierce; true heartache. Walter's influence on my life is immeasureable. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Love Center, and to all of you who loved Bishop Hawkins. May the Lord Bless and keep each one of you. "God Is Standing By."
July 20, 2010
I am so glad that the whole world has been blessed by God for giving us a wonderful and talented singer. Bishop Walter Hawkins vocals was like an angel singing from heaven now he's gone to sing with the angels.
July 20, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins death has touched me... I don't have words to explain. It's like I lost a family member and I have never see him in person. The bible tell us to try the spirit by the spirit. His spirit was GODLY and of LOVE. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayer are with you all.
Maryln Harvey (Sylvania, Georgia)
July 20, 2010
OUR PRAYS GO OUT TO YOU DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW.BE NOT DISMAYED WHATEVER BETIDE GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. REV .MARCELLUS KIMBLE AND THE CHRISTAIN MISSION CHURCH FAMILY MONROE N.C
July 20, 2010
Truly will be missed in ministering and through song...May God Bless the Family...
July 20, 2010
My condolences to his family and friends. I pray the peace of the Holy Spirit to rest upon all of your hearts through your time of farewell to a dear and loved man of God.
July 20, 2010
Heaven's Gain:A Blessed Ministry and Gem
July 20, 2010
I'm thankful for the time God gave such a great singer to us. Family be blessed and know that God Is.
July 20, 2010
when someone told me about his death the 1st thing came to my mine was change and my heart just went all to pices. to the family thank you so much for shareing so much love in his songs and god bless you.
July 20, 2010
Deepth sympathy

Prayers are with family

Roberta Carter- Fieldale, va24089
July 20, 2010
My thouhgts and prayers are with the family.
July 20, 2010
Please know that his music, his spirit inspired millions. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but through his music, I knew him very well. Prayers go out to the entire family. May God continue to shower you with his blessings.
July 20, 2010
THE GREAT STATE OF INDIANA HAS BEEN TRULY BLESSED BY THIS ANOINTED AND PASSIONATE MINSTREL FOR CHRIST! BISHOP HAWKINS' LEGACY WILL LIVE ON IN HIS MUSIC, HIS MESSAGE, AND MOST DEFINITELY HIS EXTENDED FAMILY. MAY THE LOVE OF CHRIST COMFORT THE HAWKINS FAMILY!
July 20, 2010
To The Hawkins Family: You have my sincere condolence, for such a great loss who was my brother in Christ in the singing ministry. I will not forget our very young years of travel with the original Ed Hawkins Singers where it all started. Walter you were an inspiration to the whole world over. You will be missed forever. Our prayers are embracing you family during your time of mourning.
July 20, 2010
I grew up listening to and enjoying his songs; and, they will live forever. Prayers goes out to the family in their time of bereavement.
July 20, 2010
TODAY JULY 20 2010 ON THE WORD CHANNEL I WAS BLESSED TO HEAR BISHOP HAWKINS AND REALIZE GOD CAME INTO HIS GARDEN ON JULY 11 AND PICKED HIS MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOWER HEAVEN HAS TO BE MORE BEAUTIFUL NOW MORE THAN EVER IT WAS DRAPED WITH BISHOP BEAUTIFUL SOUL JASPER TEXAS
July 20, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time in the loss of Bishop Walter Hawkins. He was loved by so many but God Loved him best. (John 14:1-3) May God continue to bless and keep you.
July 20, 2010
THE LORD TAKES PLEASURE IN HIS PEOPLE AND TRULY HAWKINS FAMILY YOU ALL WAS PLANNED FOR GOD'S PLEASURE AND THANK YOU FOR THE PLEASURES OF GOD'S MUSIC TO THIS WORLD AMEN RIP BISHOP
July 20, 2010
I thank God for the gift He gave to us through the person of Bishop Walter Hawkins. He was to the gospel ministry what some say Micheal Jackson was to pop music. His courage to follow God's directives even when it was not popular continues to give hope to all who are called into ministry. God has called Bishop Walter Hawkins from labor to reward. I pray that God of all comfort continue to comfort the Hawkins family as they celebrate his life, his ministry and his higher calling. Oh Happy Day. Praise God.
July 20, 2010
I wanna say "THANK YOU" Bishop for all the great songs you inspired us with
R.i.P..Kevin L. Wafford
July 20, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be sorely missed but his songs will live on to remind us of the awesome and faithful Promises Jesus has made to all who believe in Him! What is this, Going Up Yonder, Be Grateful, especially Be Grateful have helped me to to stay this course of Holiness these past 33years....My Prayers and Love are sent to the Family...I Loved You Bishop Hawkins...Thank Jesus for your Ministry in Music, Word and Deed, your sister, servant and friend, Sister Kyle
July 20, 2010
SENDING OUR LOVE& CONDOLENCES FROM THE GREAT STATE OF IOWA! WE HERE BEEN BLESSED BY THE MINISTRY ALSO.
July 20, 2010
July 20, 2010
Be encouraged. GOD knows best.
July 20, 2010
A Prince among men, Bishop Walther Hawkins has kept the faith and has finsih the course. Another general has gone to sleep. We will miss all that you have given. To your family Always remember EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL.
July 20, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2010
July 20, 2010
I have beeen blessed with the soul of Bishop Hawkins. Gospel music and those who enjoy music from the soul will never be the same; we are all the better for having had this glorious man in our lives. Hawkins Family, be blessed.
July 20, 2010
To The Family,

Be encouraged, I am praying for you. He never turned anyone away after the concerts where over in Philadelphia.
July 20, 2010
Earth has no sorrow, that HEAVEN cannot heal.
July 20, 2010
To The Family
Keep The Faith And Stay Encouraged.
July 20, 2010
Faithful Servant Bishop Walter Hawkins was to so many. His music will live on as we all sing his songs. It was my pleasure to have met such a kind and wonderful spirit when I visited his church family at the "Love Center" in Oakland. My prayers go out to the Hawkins Family in hopes that GOD continues to keep you strong and lift you up.
July 20, 2010
To: The Hawkins & Love Center Family

We Thank the Almighty, for Bishop Walter Hawkins,His Ministry and the passion that he shared with the whole world through his music.
We will be in Prayer for you and everything that concerns you.

Kingdon Solutions Ministries
July 20, 2010
The Metropolitan Police Department Concert Choir of Washington DC was founded in 1981 by now retired Lt Beverly Alford and the Music Director was the late Dr. Theodore A. King, Sr. The choir was the first African-American choir composed of sworn police officers and civilian members in the United States. In 1985, we traveled to San Francisco at the invitation of the Late Pastor James Cleveland to participate in the Gospel Music Academy Awards program at the Paramount Theater. At this program, Bishop Hawkins invited us to the Love Center's Sunday service to give a small concert during the actual worship service. The whole choir was too thrilled and I showed off in my singing that Sunday. I wanted to be sure that my tenor part was heard. As a church musician now myself, I realize that I was wrong - I am part of the whole choir not the sole choir. Nevertheless, its was the experience of a lifetime that I have never forgotten. I imitate as much as possible Bishop Hawkins style, I appreciate the chordal arrangements and the cohesion of the entire Love Center choir. We also met Sister Tremaine and of course Brother Edwin was at the organ. The MPDC Concert Choir was for a day under the hearing of the word from Bishop Hawkins and afterwards he complimented us all. I love that brother and I will miss him terribly. If its of any value, I would encourage Brother Edwin, Sister Tremaine and the entire Love Center Ministry to keep before us renditions and re-arrangements of the glorious music ministry that you all noted for. You will not be taking from someone but you will continually feeding on the rich ministry that the Lord Jesus gave you through Bishop Walter Hawkins. Speaking unofficially on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Department Concert Choir the "Ambassadors of Goodwill" of Washington DC, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Hawkins Family and to the entire Love Center Ministries Family. I heard David say; "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever. "Psalms 30:11-12."

King James (Authorized) Version
July 20, 2010
Good bye Walter.
July 20, 2010
sorry for the lost of your father and brother but God makes no mistakes. God is able to keep you in his care. May God bless and keep each of you in this trying time.
July 20, 2010
What a Man of God! What a great life of contributions to so many millions. Our prayers are with the Hawkins' family, the church and the convention. Our hearts are touched deeply and our memories are fresh with thankfulness. Perfect Peace!

Westcoast -- The Center for Human Development.
July 20, 2010
BISHOP HAWKINS music and songs have been an inspiration to me since i was able to sing. May the legacy and the love that he had for CHRIST continue to keep the HAWKINS FAMILY in your hour of sorrow. LEROY R. Plaquemine, La. leroy.russ@wslife.com
July 20, 2010
To the Hawkins Family: What a marvelous thing God did when he blessed us all with Bishop Walter Hawkins and his songs of praise and worship! I saw him at a Good Friday concert in 2008 at the Chicago Theatre. I wanted to hear him sing my favorite song - Marvelous -- and he did. May he rest in peace and we thank God for sending him our way. His music will forever be in our hearts. Chris Bardwell, Chicago, IL
July 20, 2010
To Walter 'Jamie', Trystan, Myiia 'Sunny', Carol, Feddie, Edwin, Daniel and the Hawkins family, as well as the Love Center family, though we don't sorrow as others who have no hope, nonetheless, our hearts are saddened and our spirits are grieved when a loved one transitions from this life. During this period of bereavement, loneliness, and adjustment, I pray that you rely upon, and rest in, the strength, peace, and comfort of the Father, "Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble with the same comfort with which we are comforted."
July 20, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the Hawkins Family. Your ministry through music has inspired my life since the 1970s. Gospel music wouldn't be what it is today, had Rev Walter Hawkins not followed a master plan. The Hawkins music influenced my life at an early age. I am thankful for Rev. Walter Hawkins pioneering leadership. May God bless & keep your family. Praise God for you.
July 20, 2010
My prayers are with the Hawkins family and may the God of Peace comfort Bishop Hawkins family. There has been many Gospel singers and composers, but Bishop Walter Hawkins has been my favorite from the first time I heard the first "Love Alive" album. I love every song he wrote and sang. You can feel the anointing every time he stood to sing God praises or listen to any of his songs. It was electrifying and contagious. You couldn't help, but want to get to know the Lord. Bishop Walter Hawkins will be truly missed. But thank God his Legacy will live on through his family, his music, and the many others he has influenced throughout his life's journey. Thank you Lord for sharing Bishop Walter Hawkins with us for so many years. He is now resting with you and now no more pains, heartaches, or sorrows.
July 20, 2010
Bishop Hawkins said in an interview that I recently viewed on Youtube that he wrote the song "Changed" when he was 16 years old. That in itself is amazing because the song and many others that he has penned are more than 35 plus years old and they still today stir one's soul and brings people closer to Christ. To be able to articulate lyrics such as "I sit at his feet...to do what must be done...I'll work and work until he comes". What a powerful testimony of God working in a young person's life who truly loves the Lord. Thank you Lord for the life of Bishop Hawkins.
July 20, 2010
There is no easy way to say goodbye at any time, but knowing you have the support and love of others can help you get through this difficult time. Walter has been called to be with GOD because his work here is done.
July 20, 2010
To the Hawkins and Love Center Families:

Our most sincere prayers embrace you during this time of mourning and celebration of our brother Walter. We praise God that he used his God-given gifts to the glory and honor of God. We salute this "Tenor - Extraordinaire" and he sings in the heavenlies.......

Much love and appreciation for the unique and exceptional music ministry you have shared with us....

George & Connie Williams
Antioch, California
July 20, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:

May you find comfort in your time of grief. He was such an inspiration to many and he will be greatly missed. God bless you and keep you.
July 20, 2010
HELLO MY NAME IS ANDRE AND WALTER AND THE HAWKINS FAMILY HAS BEEN APART OF MY FAMILY BEFORE I WAS BORN MY MOM TOLD ME, I JUST WANT TO SAY HE WAS A GREAT MAN OF GOD. ANDRE K. FROM HASKELL OKLAHOMA
July 20, 2010
MY PRAYERS AND LOVE ARE EXTENDED TO THE FAMILY OF THE RT. REVEREND WALTER L. HAWKINS AND THE LOVE CENTER CHURCH FAMILY. THIS GOSPEL MUSIC ICON AD PROMINENT PRELATE OF THE LODR'S CHURCH LEAVES A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC AND GOSPEL PREACHING... I LIKE MANY OTHER PASTORS AND MUSICIANS HAVE BEEN GREATLY INFLUENCED BY HIS MASTERFUL COMPOSITION AND ACCOMPANIMENT.... HE IS ONE OF A KIND AND WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN THE LEGACY OF HIS MUSICAL CATALOG ..... ENJOY HIS HOLY PRESENCE MAN OF GOD YOU'VE WON IN THE END........... MARANATHA
July 20, 2010
My prayers are with the Hawkins Family at this difficult time.
May you find comfort knowing he is in a better place.
God Bless and keep you.
July 20, 2010
Bishop Hawkins' voice will always fill the annals of gospel music history. Every song that he wrote, sang, or was sung by others have been anointed and a blessing to so many. The music will continue to be uplifting and remind people of the rewards in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ Is The Way. To the family, rest in the comfort of God's joy because it is marvelous
July 20, 2010
I was saddened to hear of the passing of a great gospel icon. Bishop Walter Hawkins will truly be missed. His music and legacy will live on in the heart and soul of everyone who loved him. He is singing and rejoicing in the Heavenly choir. My prayers and sympathy are extended to the Hawkins family in this time of bereavement. May God bless and keep you.
July 20, 2010
My condolences to the Hawkins Family. I am saddened by the news and look back at attending the "Oh Happy Day" event in '09 at the Love Center. I am still amazed at the anointing and wisdom of Bishop Hawkins. However, his gentle and humble spirit is what has left the most impression on me. Although, He was a Legend( especially in my hometown of Oakland) Bishop Hawkins only wanted to serve God and touch the people of God with his music. Faith servant.
July 20, 2010
Praise the Lord. The Lord lent us a piece of His heavenly choir for a while, now God needs Walter to come on home to sing in the choir. I want to thank God for allowing him to inspire us and in teaching us the love of Jesus through his music. To the family, you had a special gift for a while and now he has gone home. Thank God that he is in peace with the Lord. Be encouraged, because you know now that he is walking around heaven all day; singing and praising our Lord, Jesus the Christ. Please know that pain is for a while and joy comes in the morning. After the anger and pain leaves, joy will come and all thoughts will become peace and joy. Think about the good times and the negative will go away very fast. God bless to all of you and us (his fans and prayer partners). God bless and do have a blessed day. Jewrel, Houston, Tx. cqpab@yahoo.com
July 20, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY, MAY THE LOVE OF GOD, SURROUND YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE. HE IS NOW SINGING IN THE HEAVNLY CHIOR LOVE ANGELA M GRANT
July 20, 2010
I was so shocked and saddened by the Bishop's death. My family and I have been fans of the Hawkins family for years! My deepest sympathy to the Hawkins family for thier loss. He was my favorite Gospel artist of all time. I am truely going to miss him. The gospel radio stations here in St. Louis has been dedicating the programs in his honor since his death, and it brings me to tears. But I know Heaven has gained a singing angel and a true warrior for Christ. May the Lord bring you comfort at this time of grief. God Bless you all.
July 19, 2010
I've had the pleasure and honor of seeing Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins family perform especially, when they were in Macon, Georgia and I tell you, I was always blessed by the songs of his and the family's ministry. I never shall forget he and his then wife, Tramaine performing the song "The Potter Wants to Put You Back Together Again", in Washington, DC at the Prayer Breakfast for the Black Caucus. It was truly awesome. I have always loved the Hawkins family and enjoyed their many songs of inspiration. Our Church Choir has sang many of their songs. He will certainly be missed around the World. The family has my deepest sympathy. May God continue to shower his many blessings upon the family.
July 19, 2010
During this time of sadness, may you
find comfort in the warmth shared by
your friends and loved ones. He will
truly be missed.
July 19, 2010
We have lost a "Great Giant" not only within our community, but the world. Thank you heavenly father for sharing "your" child for a moment. A moment he left so much for us. Walter was such a great neighbor, always on me about wanting to see more of me in church service. When he found out I was moving to another state to rise my teenagers he made me promise to call soon as I get there. I called and he begin to pray to thank God for safe travel.

Bless you Hawkins family.
"God has the very last say so".
July 19, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 19, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the Hawkins Family. Bishop Walter Hawkins was my most favorite gospel artist. I was sad to hear of his demise.RIP
July 19, 2010
I am from South Georgia and I sang in the choir. We sang all of the Hawkins songs. The Hawkins family is the Family of gospel music. Bishop Hawkins will be missed but, I know the angels are glad to have another angel to join the heavenly choir.
July 19, 2010
I had the honor of seeing Bishop Walter Hawkins in concert. I was so blessed after that concert. I love all his music. I never got a chance to hear him preach
but if his preaching was anything like
his music i know he was a blessing. I pray God strenght on the entire family.
from a fan
TX)
July 19, 2010
My sisters and I have been fans of Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins Family for many, many years. We never missed a concert whenever they were performing in Atlanta at the Civic Center. I thank God for Bishop Hawkins' ministry and his contributions to gospel music. As a tribute, we did many of the "Hawkins" songs during our worship service on Sunday and the congregation was truly blessed and moved by the spirit. Bishop Hawkins who is now singing and praising with the Heavenly Angels. May his legacy live on within our hearts. The Washington Sisters, Atlanta, Georgia
July 19, 2010
Blest Be The Tie That Binds Our Hearts In Christian Love!

To the Hawkins Family:

We send our prayers and condolences in the Homegoing of a Gospel Legend. May his legacy live on.

New Orleans Chapter of the
Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.
July 19, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins will always be a giant in gospel music. His songs have been a part of music ministries around the world. No one ever had to wonder what his songs were about. They were all about giving glory, praise and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ. My prayers are with the Hawkins Family.
July 19, 2010
To The Hawkins Family, May God Bless and Keep You.

Monica Davis and Family
Dallas, Ga
July 19, 2010
There will never be another Walter Hawkins, you ministry of strong really blessed is still blessing me.
July 19, 2010
I had the honor of speaking to Uncle Walter during the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. He offered me and my family to come up to California until things returned to normal here in N.O. I thought that would have been to much of him, since my parents were both handicapped and I had three children. I can say know, almost 5 years later, oh how I wish we would have made the trip. My family and I love the Hawkins family very much. Uncle Walter had a genuine, enormous heart and way of giving. We are praying for you and love you dearly.
P.S I met Uncle Walter through niece, Donika. Again, we love all of yall!
July 19, 2010
My Bishop, Walter L. Hawkins. The man responsible for what is known today as "THE HAWKINS SOUND", is a true man of The Holy Spirit of God. We live in San Diego and even though we got up to Oakland to go to Love Center whenever we could, it was never enough. The way Bishop teaches The Word is such a unique way it could only be ordained by God. We Love you Bishop and ALL of the Hawkins Family and Love Center. For keeping us in Christ with your Music and your lifetime of Walking in the Light. Be blessed until we meet again.

Michael & Nikki Randolph
San Diego, CA
July 19, 2010
Walter Hawkins will be missed by his family and all who
have ever heard singing by any member of this renowned
gospel music family.

May God bless you all as you continue the legacy Walter help to create.

Keep singing and praising God.

You are not alone for God is with you.

God is for you.
God loves you.
God will guide you.
God will not fail you.
God will be with you.
God will provide for you.
God will bless you.
God will give you rest.
God will strengthen you.
God will answer you.
God will uphold you.
God will keep you
July 19, 2010
May God bless the Hawkins Family, Bishop Hawkins will be greatly missed. His music is awsome. I will charish It forever. Jewroll Robinson (Rochester, NY
July 19, 2010

To the Hawkins Family,
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. May God's grace surround all of you with comfort as you hold precious memories.
July 19, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be missed. We are praying for the entire Hawkins family. God bless you and God will see you through. Tolefree Family, Mountain House, CA
July 19, 2010
To The Hawkins family, and Love Center Ministries our prayers go out to all he has touched which is to many to ever count. Bishop was so genuine, his spirit was so kind. He christened lil Dwight and smiled through out. He treated and spoke to everyone as if he knew you for a long time. My family will never forget the Love Center Experience. I feel blessed for being a part of it if only for a few years. I will miss him dearly.
Love Center and the Hawkins family I will continue to keep you in prayer, but I know Bishop built a strong ministry that will carry on.

Love Ideluia, Dwight and Lil Dwight Sawyers
July 19, 2010
As a young child in Flint, MI, I learned all of his songs. Thanks for the great music. It is "Marvelous".
July 19, 2010
We have lost another great gospel legend. My condolences to the family. All the great gospel music inspirations our Great God allowed Bishop Hawkins to share with us and the world will never ever be duplicated or matched. He will be greatly missed. May God's grace keep the family in perfect peace during this time of bereavement and always.

Mrs. Hardin (Houston, Texas)
July 19, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:
Thank you for sharing Bishop
Walter Hawkins with the WORLD.
His music moved us as a PEOPLE.
And we shall never forget his smile,and
music.
God Bless and Keep the Faith.
July 19, 2010
July 19, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 19, 2010
Mr. Hawkins will everso be missed but his music, and other work will live on.
July 19, 2010
July 19, 2010
Bishop Hawkins rest in peace, I have always loved your music, a lot that i heard but did not know you sang. Josephine James, Little Rock, Ar
July 19, 2010
To the Hawkins family,
Walter will be miss, he was a great inspiration to the gospel music. As a matter of fact he was my choir director @ faith deliverance center. I really enjoy his teaching. God bless and I know that God will enbrace him in his choir.
July 19, 2010
My family had a group founded in Houston called COA. We were honored to be one of the opening ministries for the Hawkins' concert @ the Coliseum...we felt like stars...never forget it. Thank you for being such a forerunner in music ministry. The heavenly choir got a good one. What a happy day!
July 19, 2010
we love you ''but GOD loves you best; my prayers are with the family. DENISE D. N.O.LA.
July 19, 2010
Oh Happy Day has been and will alway be my favor song. Thank to the Hawkins family for giving us some of the most beautiful written songs in my lifetime.
July 19, 2010
Prayers to the Family he will be missed
July 19, 2010
Bishop, you brought such wonderful music into my life and it had a great impact on me and my walk with the Lord. I shall never forget you. Your music will live on in our hearts, minds and sole. Thank you Lord for all that Bishop has brought to the world and me.

I have nothing but love for the Hawkins family and Love Center. I share in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there. Praying for family and friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you,and loving memories to help you smile again.

With Sincerest Sympathy

MARVELOUS THINGS YOU HAVE DONE!
THANK YOU!
July 19, 2010
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd: Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
July 19, 2010
My prayers go out to the May GOD continue to Bless you all.Much love to you. Lisa Brooks..(Monroe,Louisiana)
July 19, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 19, 2010
I have listened to Walter Hawkins since I was a young. His music filled and still fills my house and office all the time. God blessed us with the gift of Walter Hawkins and there is no one like him. May God give your family peace and give you sweet rest as we await the day when we will see you in Glory. Until then may your music will live on forever.
Rev. Diane M. Moore New Brunswick, NJ
July 19, 2010
I learned the music before I learned The Word. Learning The Word helped me love Walter Hawkins Music even more. The LOVE will always be ALIVE.
May you feel God's comfort.
July 19, 2010
To the family of the late Bishop Walter Hawkins, my heart goes out to you during these times of sorrow. May God be the comfort you need during this difficult time.
July 19, 2010
REST IN PEACE.
July 19, 2010
May the continued peace of God and his love and confort be with the family, friends and loved ones of our great gospel icon "Bisp. Walter Hawkins".

To God Be All the Glory, Honor & the Praise!

From: Min. Bobby Ray & Asp. Msy. Marsha Peoples and the Peoples Family
Salinas, CA.
July 19, 2010
BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS THANKS FOR THE SONG'S THAT TOUCH MY LIFE AND VNEVER FORGET THE WORDS TO THE SONG CHANGE FOR HE DID CHANGE MY LIFE AND FOR THAT REASON ONE DAY I AM GOING UP YOUNDER TO BE WITH MY LORD.
July 19, 2010
To Edwin, I'm so sorry to hear about Walter. My prayers go out to you, his children, other siblings and the entire Love Center Church family. I too have lost a good friend. God has already wrapped his arms around you and will continue to comfort you. Love you.
July 19, 2010
Praising God for Bishop Walter Hawkins. I love his music and the Hawkins Family. He will be greatly missed in the world of gospel music. Much prayer goes out to the Hawkins Family
July 19, 2010
How do you describe greatness?
Walter Hawkins
How do you describe 'the gift'?
Walter Hawkins
How do you describe a gospel songwriter?
Walter Hawkins
How do you describe 'the anointing'?
Walter Hawkins
How do you describe a Pastor and Bishop?
Walter Hawkins
We are grateful to God for Bishop/Pastor/Gospel Songwriter/Humanitarian/Musician/Exceptional Soloist/ passing our way and leaving us so much to live by....Rest In Peace Bishop, we will see you in the morning
July 19, 2010
To the Hawkins Family : How hard it is to let go of a loved one, but how wonderful it is to know that the loved one is going to a better place prepared just for him. He has gone to the One he has been singing and preaching about. I express my sincere condolences and true appreciation to all of you. Let the love of God, family, and true Christian friends be a source of comfort to you at this time.
July 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
May God Bless Bishop Walter Hawkins The Hawkins Family and The Love Center Church,Bishop Walter came into my life in 1969"Old Happy Days He has been my Minister through His music,no matter what Storm I was going through Walter Hawkins would see Me through the Storm no matter what Song I would play the message was there for Me and I would walk out of the Storm,I Love Bishop Hawkins and I Love You to Family rest in Marvelous Heaven.
July 19, 2010
There r no words 2 express how much someone whom I never met could have a such a deep inpact on my life. His expressions of Love and Adoration for God so clearly reflected my own views and feelings of how to Worship and Praise the spirit within will last all the days of my life. I thank GOD for his life and his FAMILY and most important to me, his GIFT

Stanley Quinney (Detroit, Mi)
July 19, 2010
Sleep On Bishop, Sleep on..
July 19, 2010
Sleep On Bishop, Sleep on..
July 19, 2010
My sympathy and love to the Hawkins family. We will long remember him for the gospel music he produced as well as other members of the Hawkins family. May God comfort and strengthen you to continue the ministries that you are doing.
July 19, 2010
July 19, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins you will be greatly missed !!! May the Lord Jesus, the Christ comfort the Hawkins family.

Kathy Jeffries-Keene NJ
July 19, 2010
July 19, 2010
To the Hawkins Family: Just the thought of the name "Hawkins" takes us to a place in gospel music that seems so far out of reach now. However, we will cherish the years that Bishop and the family served the people of God through their anointed voices and their strong faith and commitment to God. We are saddened by this loss and will faithfully and prayerfully reverence the musical integrity that this family exhibited which will even outlive Bishop's voice. Weeping may and will endure for a long while, so go on and weep. But when you think of the goodness of Jesus and the amount of time that the Lord allowed you to live, love, and laugh together as a family, Praise him for those miracles and blessings that you will forever be able to proclaim and remember. The blessings of God be with you during this time of sadness. Bishop Marjorie Holt and the Bethesda Christian Center Cathedral, Toledo, Oh..
July 19, 2010
To the Hawkins Family know that God is still in control and that he is able to carry you through. We Thank God for the musical talent that he placed in Bishop Hawkins and how he shared his gift with us. My prayers are with the family in your hour of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
IN 1974 I WAS STANDING AT MASON TEMPLE BEHIND THESE TWO GENTLEMAN I WAS ONLY 14 AND THEY ANNOUNCED WILL THE WALTER AND EDWIN HAWKINS PLEASE COME UP FRONT , HERE I WAS STANDING BEHIND LEGENDS YET THEY WERE SO HUMBLE AND POLITE AND STANDING IN LINE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE THE LOVE CENTER MUSIC HAS SO ENCOURAGED ME TO CONTINUE WITH JESUS SOME36 YEARS LATER AND I DO LOVE JESUS MORE THAN I DID YESTERDAY , LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR ETERNAL STAY IN HEAVEN . MANY PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY THE BODY OF CHRIST
July 19, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 19, 2010
"Our hearts are with you"
July 19, 2010
Heartfelt Sympathy to the Hawkins Family: "He's fought a good fight......
July 19, 2010
Deepest Sympathy to the Hawkins Family...."Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal."
July 19, 2010
I grew up in Ephesian and was there when the Hawkins took off on their first tour. I remember the blue and gold uniforms that the Inspirational Choir wore. Oh I wanted to be a part of that choir so badly, but I was too young. The very first song I ever lead, at 14 yrs old, was "Follow Me." I have loved and respected the Hawkins Family all of my life. Such talent and class. Be blessed family. No more tears and sorrow over there, he will live free from every care,... I love you and am praying for you all.
July 19, 2010
I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP LOVING BISHOP HAWKINS' MUSIC! I WILL CHERISH HIS MUSIC FOREVER. GOD BLESS THE HAWKINS' FAMILY FOR SHARING HIM WITH US ON THIS EARTH!!
July 19, 2010
I loved Bishop Walter Hawkins's music and songs.He will be greatly missed.
July 19, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hawkins family during your time of bereavement. Bishop Hawkins homegoing is truly a time to celebrate the life he lived in Christ. Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enjoy the home prepared for you, the special place where you vowed to live eternally.
July 19, 2010
We all loved Brother Walther Hawkins such a great entertainer pastor with great inspirations. May god bless the Hawkin's Family thru their loss .
July 19, 2010
Walter Hawkins and his family were the trend setters for contemporary music. Your ministry was outstanding and you praised the Lord. Marvelous is still a beautiful song and you will be missed . The work that you have done is speaking to us and will continue to be in our hearts.
July 19, 2010
he shall always live through the many lives that he touched through his awesome music!!
July 19, 2010
I WILL TRULY MISS WALTER HAWKINS,HIS SONGS WAS AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THEM.I REQUESTED HIS SONG THANK YOU EVERY FRIDAY WITH DARRYL KING AND THE BLING BLING AT WYCA RADIO STATION IN HAMMOND,INDIANA.THE STATION IS 102.3 THE GOSPEL STATION.HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED,MAY GOD BLESS THE HAWKINS FAMILY AND I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS.
July 18, 2010
To the Hawkin Family: The world world has lost a true warrior for the Lord. His voice will be forever in our hearts and in our soul. Love and Prayer
July 18, 2010
When I think about the hour, then I know what I must do. When I think about what God has done for me. Then I will open up my heart to everyone I see..and say..Jesus Christ is the Way...Such a Marvelous thing He has done..Yes we know, where you are going, or should I say where you have gone..Your soul is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Oh What a Happy Day now that you have been received in the arms of Jesus..Now your Spirit is complete...you are home now...just walk around Heaven all Day Walter..
July 18, 2010
LUKE 16:19, the Rich Man and the Poor. both past. Their body return to the earth and had no remberance but, THE SPIRIT LIVES AND CAN SEE! The rich man and the poor man had a conversation between themselves and Father Abraham, but were NOT ALLOWED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE LIVING. As though they entered into a great cloud of witness and are rooting for "THE FAMILY TO CONTINUE THE VISION AND DO THE WORD". MAY GOD FILL THE VOID IN JESUS' NAME.
July 18, 2010
May this gospel great rest in peace. To have given of himself so much to the gospel world was his fulfillment of the great commandment. He was truly a witness for Christ. His music was worldwide and there was always a message about the goodness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are already feeling the sadness, but we also celebrate the joy of having you for so long. God bless The Hawkins family and strengthen you through this difficult time.
July 18, 2010
We thank God for you, Bishop Walter Hawkins! For the great anointing He placed on your life to use you as an instrument of His blessings through song. For your willingness to be used by HIM. We love you and shall always remember you in our hearts! We will remember the Hawkins and Love Center Families in our prayers.
July 18, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be greatly missed but his contributions to the music industry is a lasting legacy. May the Spirit of God surround the Hawkins family in their time of sorrow.
July 18, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY, OH IT WAS A VERY SAD DAY TO HEAR THE PASSING OF SUCH A GREAT LEGEND IN GOSPEL MUSIC. FOR GOD HAS DONE MARVELOUS THINGS THROUGH BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS AND HIS MUSIC. KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE.
July 18, 2010
PEACE and Understanding to the Wonderful Hawkins Family. God rejoices inthe Death of His Angeles. Bishop Hawkins is still the inspiration to us in Berkeley and throughout the East Bay, but now, He has "Gone UP Yonder," to be with The Lord !
Gloria
July 18, 2010
Thanks to God for allowing us to share Walter's life through his musical ministry.However, after learning or his passing today left this a sad and tearful day for me.I loved that family.God keep them!
July 18, 2010
MAY GOD KEEP YOU AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY IN HIS LOVING ARMS. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. MAY THE WORK HE'S DONE SPEAK FOR HIM.
July 18, 2010
TO THE HAWKIN FAMILY I WOULD LIKE THANK FOR SHARING WALTER WITH US.FOR SO MANY YEARS. I LOVE THE HAWKIN FAMILY FOR VEVR.WALTER WILL BE TURLY MISSED
July 18, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 18, 2010
Thanks for so many great songs Bishop Hawkins..You are legend and forever will be in my book.... You work on earth was simply "MARVELOUS"...
July 18, 2010
I think I saw you once, or maybe not, when many of your church and group were in Japan several years ago. Your name was mentioned if you were not here. You are big in the legacy of Gospel Music. You will be remembered with love and affection and your songs will make you live on forever and one day we will all sing together in heaven.
July 18, 2010
I was raise up with the Hawkins song and Im so sorry for the lost but the Lord give it and the LORD take it away blessed be the name of the Lord.
July 18, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 18, 2010
Walter Hawkins' musical talent impacted the world. He will be sorely missed. My all time favorite inspirational songs of his are "Oh Happy Day", and "Marvelous". May GOD bless and comfort his family.
July 18, 2010
On behalf of Women of Excellence/Men, Inc. we THANK YOU. May God now have you in his eternal arm. We send our prayers to the Hawkins Family. Rest in Glorious Peace! because you are "MARVELOUS"
Sherrie' Darnise Burrell
July 18, 2010
For Me Bishop Walter Hawkins was the greatest Gospel Singer, especially in the song "Holy One", everytime I hear the song, I draw closer to the Lord. God allowed Walter Hawkins to come into this world to give us God's love through and with Music. God Bless the Hawkins family. Heaven is rejoicing. Deborah & Eric Wallace.(Covington, Ga)
July 18, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 18, 2010
I Love you, and "Thank You" for leaving us your wonderful Gift of Song" in the earth!!
July 18, 2010
I very sad to hear about your passing on Monday morning of the Yolanda Adams Show. Bishop Hawkins you were a God sent legend. Listening to your music brought such joy and healing to the souls of many peoples. May you rest in peace. You are gone, but will never be forgotten. My prayers go out for your family with Love.
V. Parker & Family,
July 18, 2010
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Hawkins Family as well as to the Love Center Family. "HOLD ON OLD SOLDIERS"
July 18, 2010
May God bless the family with Peace and Understanding in your time of grief.
It was Sabbath, July 17,2010 when I heard the announcement. I was in denial, but soon came to reality.

God rejpises in the Death of his Servants. Psalm 116

Tiny
July 18, 2010
Ernestine Meeks from Somerville,TN You will be missed my Brother.
July 18, 2010
you will be missed by the latter rain cogic family of htfd ct. christopher t. gardner
July 18, 2010
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family of Bishop Hawkins and the Love Center family. Even after 15 years and moves to both Hawaii and Florida, our "first church" is still in our minds and hearts. May God bless and comfort you in this trying time.
July 18, 2010
dear hawkins family
I grew up listening to oh happy day while getting ready for church as a little girl walter hawkin's and his family sang the best gospel music not only was walter a great gospel singer he was also handsome rest in peace walter your songs will live in my heart forever Kimmie M. Scarborough
July 18, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins has been a tremendous blessing to me in songs and music. He has done an excellent job of leading followers to the heavenly father. His songs have ministered to me during my darkest hours and heaviest loads. His songs have brought strength and deliverance and helped me to lay hold to eternal life. Thank you Bishop and Family. Love to all-
July 18, 2010
He will always be remember for his wonderful songs... that always lifted everyone's spirit... May God comfort his family and the congregation and friends around the globe.
July 18, 2010
Love you - your songs have been a continuous inspiration to me. I don't know how I could have made it in my journey without your message in song. You were always willing to give a right word in due season. I receive the word of truth that you expounded on and freely gave to everyone. You were always saying "the Father cares" and you made me so very happy.
July 18, 2010
i am very sadden to hear of the loss of a very great, talented and gifted gospel icon. i grew up on the hawkins family music. they were so inspiring and uplifting. he will forever live in my soul...thank you Walter for following your the heart and soul of your purpose....
July 18, 2010
July 18, 2010
I NO IT WAS A GOOD DAY WHEN WALTER WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD. OH HAPPY DAY.WE LOVEAND WILL MISS YOU.GIVE MY LOVE TO JESUS, MY HEAVENLY FATHER, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS MINISTER MARJORIE C. TOUSSAINT
July 18, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Gail Whitted
July 18, 2010
Dear Hawkins Family:
God Bless you! God has you cradled in his arms with comfort today and all the days to come. Thank you Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins Family for the music you all has Bless us with all these years and the years to come. Thank you for sharing your family with the world!
Be Bless
Micki
July 18, 2010
Iam very sorry to hear about the passing away of Bishop Walter Hawkins. i was listening to the gospel station this morning and heard that he had died. i began to cry as i began to reflect back on the days when God was calling me to salvation in the seventies. "Love Alive I and II" were the first gospel albums that i brought. i had not fully submitted to the Lord but, listening to his music ministered to me and cause to submit and give my life fully to the Lord. Over the years i have brought and collected all of Walter, Edwin and the Hawkins music. Eventhough he's not with us in the physical his music will live on forever in our lives. Rest in peace Bishop, we love you. Gone but never forgotten. May God give his spiritual and natural family strength to get through, my prayers are with you. Yours In Christ,
July 18, 2010
And the Angels cried out, O Happy Day as Mr. Hawkins entered into Heaven. The choir sang out Hallelujah!!! Welcome Home. You will be missed but your music will live on forever. Shirley Jones, Lynchburg, Va.
July 18, 2010
R.I.P. BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS

I just want to say one more thing. As a teenager growing up in the COGIC background; I remember singing "going up yonder" in my church choir in St.Louis. I will always cherish this song by Lady Tramaine. The song that really stood out in my mind is "Marvelous". There were others. He was truly the mirror that reflected what he stood for. The entire nation will never forget his music. He is a legend. I along with the bay area and the world is celebrating his life. May God grant peace to his family and The Love Center Ministries.
July 18, 2010
We lost a good man a man that shared the love of god threw his songs and inspired me to form my gospel group EUGENE AND THE VOICES GLORY OF PHILADEPHLIA PA.WE SING FOR THE GLORY OF THE LORD IN WHICH BISHOP HAWKINS IN STILLED IN ME THAT ONLY WHAT YOU DO FOR GOD WILL LAST. Gone but not forgotten.MAY GOD COMFORT AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW~
July 18, 2010
Since me and my sisters and brother were little, the Hawkins have been a staple in our lives musically. The Hawkins family music was soul shaking, soul stirring music,not just entertainment. There is no other like it. I am sadden in heart, but thank you for holding on to gospel music. Praying for the family. He is resting from a great labor.. Thank you again....
July 18, 2010
What a treasure to the Bay Area and around the world. I can remember when Bishop Walter Hawkins and his group, at that time, would practice at the 37th St. Baptist Church in Oakland on some Saturday's. My sister's, friends, and I were his audience. So many fond memories. He will be sorely missed. May God bless the Hawkins Family and Love Center Church. RIP Bishop Hawkins.
July 18, 2010
My heart goes out to the rest of the Hawkins family. Bishop Walter Hawkins will always be remembered in my heart. Not a day goes by without me listening to one of his many gospel hits. Here from Washington, DC, we love you and miss you..
Kerria Reynolds (Washington,DC)
July 18, 2010
To the Walter Hawkins family:
Our loss is definately heaven's gain. Walter will now be in charge of the heavely choir and it's music! Although I never met him personally, there is not a record/cassette/CD/DVD that I haven't listened to and enjoyed to the fullest! He was a master and annoited gospel artist! He will be missed but his legacy and music will live on until the day God calls us home! Thank you for sharing this man of God with us!
Blessings
John P. Knapp
Minister of Music
Elmira Christian Center
July 18, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 18, 2010
You will be missed greatly. God needed a lead singer, and he chose the best. My prayers are with your family....

RIP...REST IN PARIDISE
July 18, 2010
REST IN PEACE. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE GIVEN US. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLE, JOHN:14
July 18, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY MAY THE GRACE AND THE LOVE OF GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW JUST KNOW THAT BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS IS BY THE LORDS SIDE SINGING OH HAPPY DAY WHAT A PRIVALGE TO MEET THE KING MAY GOD KEEP YOU IN THIS TIME OF NEED WE WILL CHERISH THE MEMORIES FOREVER.
July 18, 2010
My God Blees walter hawkins and keep him, i am 45yrs old now, and how i remember also the gospel hit as a teenager, through today, and which has help me in my life up until to day will never forget,( what is this i have been born again,what is this songs)i will always hold on to the blessful songs given, to carry me through.


melissa m stewart (saint louis,mo)
July 18, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of Almighty God. We are here just for a season and while Bishop Hawkins was here he planted spiritual seeds and now it is time for him to rest from his work for the kingdom. He will forever be remembered for his works. As the old song says, "May the work I've done speak for me". Bishop has left his mark on this world and now it is time for this soldier to take his rest because God loves him best. Family trust in the Lord with all your heart. I met Bishop Hawkins several years ago on James Island, SC and it was an honor and a priviledge. We heard him sing and preach here on earth now he is absent from the body and present with the Lord. OH, HAPPY DAY
July 18, 2010
On July 11, 2010 Bishop Walter Hawkins blew his breath into a new born child. How wonderful he still lives. He gave so there can be life. "What A Wonderful Thing"
James Edward McNeal (Detroit, MI)
James E. McNeal
July 18, 2010
THE LIFE YOU LIVE SPEAKS FOR YOU !

THANKS FOR ALL SONG AND JOY YOU GAVE TO US AS PEOPLE WHO LOVE GOD
July 18, 2010
On July 11, 2010 Bishop Walter Hawkins blew his breath into a new born child. How wonderful he still lives. He gave so there can be life. "What A Wonderful Thing"
James Edward McNeal (Detroit, MI)
July 18, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 18, 2010
Our hearts cry here on earth and the Angels in Heaven sing "Hosanna" for their missing Brother is returned home.
Rest well, Walter, your journey is ending this phase and now Glory beckons you to sit in heavenly choir. You helped make my youth a joyful noise unto God with your praise, songs, arrangements, and consecrated service. I will cherish "Oh Happy Day" all the more. For now, YOU see that Happy Day!
I miss you my brother.
Choirs in Brooklyn, NY's Cornerstone Baptist Church, Institutional COGIC, Holy Trinity COGIC, Brownsville Baptist Church, that i sang in fondly remember the joy we received from your musical works. Just wished the All City High School Chorus had done one of your songs while I was there.
Prayers to the family, church family, and friends.
Hosanna.
July 18, 2010
It's was gospel music at it's best. Edwin,Walter,Tramaine,Lynette. they brought gospel music, and gospel choirs to another level in music.Sadly missing you.Marva Swepson
July 18, 2010
To the Hawkins family, God has called his faithful son and Bishop Walter Hawkins to rest. His journey has been fulfilled and his journey has ended. May all of you find peace in knowing he lived the life pleasing to God.
~Muriel Freeland Burlington, North Carolina
July 18, 2010
It was gospel music at it's best. Edwin,Walter,Tramaine,Lynette. We learned from them and they brought the best into, and out of gospel music. sadly missing you.-Marva Swepson(Belleville,IL)
July 18, 2010
We will miss you Walter, but your music will live on in our lives. We thank God for such an annointed man. We love you and pray for your family.
July 18, 2010
To the Hawkins Family; God has called home one of His soldiers but his work was not left undone. Bishop Hawkins and the Hawkins family have been an inspiration in my life growing up. His music will continue to live on in the hearts of the young and the old. The Hawkins family to me are pioneers in the gospel music. They stepped out and changed gospel music. I thank God for blessing us with Bishop Walter Hawkins and the talented Hawkins family. God will continue to bless, stay strong and stand tall.
July 18, 2010
God is with you at this very difficult time. May God continue to bless and keep the Hawkins family.
July 18, 2010
May the love and grace of our heavenly father be with you the Hawkins family during your time of sorrow. Just remember that it was a sad day for us we he left us but it was a happy day for the Bishop because he gets a chance to live what he sung about for so many years. God bless the family and you will be in my prayers.
July 18, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 18, 2010
I never shall forget being a boy back in New Orleans. I was new to Christ and still kinda at the crossroads. It was"Love Alive II" that served as my companion through those dark and difficult days. Today, I have Love Alive 1, 2,& 3 with me everywhere I go
July 18, 2010
RIP Walter...my thoughts and prayers are with the Hawkins family in your time of grief...may your memories bring you comfort and peace.
July 18, 2010
To the entire Hawkins family I wish to express my deepest sympathy. I love Bishop Hawkins. I have been a fan and total supporter for over 40 years. May God give you the strength to endure during your time of bereavement. Love you all.
July 18, 2010
We really lost a great man singer of God i grew up listening to Hawkins Shirley Caesar and James Clevland ,my prayers go out to the family for their lost gone but never forgotten.RIP
July 18, 2010
evangelist,ANN HILL MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
July 18, 2010
REST IN PEACE WALTER
July 18, 2010
You will be missed Bishop,Thank you for using and being a good steward of the Gift that God gave you. My Prayers are with the Family.
July 18, 2010
With love from Marcus Gulley to the Hawkins family.
July 18, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Hawkins family.I will forever treasure his music, which has inspired and encouraged me throughout my life. Find comfort in knowing that a wonderful "Change" has come over your loved one.Thank you family for sharing him with his fans.O HAPPY DAY!
July 18, 2010
Another soldier has gone to the mountain top, where he'll be in eternal rest. The angels must have shouted with joy when Pastor Walter Hawkins walked into the Gates of Heaven. God spoke to him i'm sure and told him that his journey here on earth was done, and told him 'Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant', it's time for you to come on home. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Walter Hawkins. His life and music will forever be a legacy to many. God Bless All of You!
July 17, 2010
Through the years past I have loved the music and songs Bishop Hawkins sang. When he sang he sung out of the city of his soul. To the family of this great man of God. May GOD rain Peace in knowing that he is still singing this time with the angels of Heaven. His music will forever be in my collection of songs.
July 17, 2010
A man that sing so beautifully for the Lord.I loved his music. Gone but not forgotten. May God bless and comfort the family in this time of sorrow.
July 17, 2010
I remember my parents taking me and my sister to see the Hawkins at the Met in Philadelphia Pa. Wow, Words can not describe what that famiy could do with their voices. Tramaine, Walter, Edwin, and their cousin Shirley Miller lit that stage up!! My dad loved Shirley, and that is a night Philadelphia will never forget.I know that Choir in Heaven is on Blast and everybody is dancing. Woooooooo!! Thank God for JESUS.
July 17, 2010
We here at WEAS-FM (93.1) in Savannah will continue to keep Mr. Hawkins' music and legacy alive. Along with the rest of the world, we will miss him dearly. To the family, please be mindful that there is no pain to hard for God to ease. Be Blessed!
July 17, 2010
A great legend of gospel music is gone. You will be greatly missed and the gift that you gave to all of us in your music. May God bless the family and keep his loving arms around you. My prayers are with you. Diane Givhan, Calumet City, IL
July 17, 2010
Thank God for the Bishop words of praise to our Lord Jesus. I pray for the family in their time of sadness as he transitions to his reward in heaven.
July 17, 2010
July 17, 2010
To the Hawkins Family Another soldier gone home!! I grew up listening and loving Bishop Hawkin's music. May God comfort you in this time.
July 17, 2010
I, am a musician/songwriter, and definitely a fan, of Walter Hawkins' music. I, loved his music. You, have my prayers. I, hope there will be a CD, with all of Bishop Hawkins' songs.

Vanessa Brown
Brockton, Mass. 02301
July 17, 2010
I just want to say thank you for all your family has done. My family and relatives were saved during the time when your love alive album came out and all I could remember is how wonderful it was to hear your music which related so much to my struggles. Many tears were shed and souls were saved thru your music. I will never forget Tramaine's song "Change" it was by his grace you came out when you did and it is by his grace we are all still saved today. I love all of you cont. doing his work. You really helped us in our deeper and closer walk with God. God is so happy to see his servent Walter Hawkins.
July 17, 2010
Thank God for you and your family. We will miss you.
July 17, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins has truly been a blessing in my life. I thank God for such a wonderful gift. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Debra McCray Omaha, Nebraska
July 17, 2010
My heart goes out to the Hawkins Family and Friends. We have lost a great man, father, and brother. I wish I had the words in my vocabulary to express my feelings. I have been a follower of the Hawkins Family from almost the beginning of their music recording career. I have been following for so long that I actually feel like I am part of the family. To my brother Bishop Walter Hawkins, All of the songs you have been singing about and the gospel of Christ you have been preaching about, you now get to experience first hand. God Bless you as you take your rest with the Lord. You will be missed dearly.
July 17, 2010
TO THE ENTIRE HAWKINS FAMILY. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE GREAT LOSS THAT THE GOSPEL MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS ENDURED. BISHOP HAWKINS IS ALWAYS WILL BE A LEGEND IN GOSPEL MUSIC. HIS MUSIC NOT ONLY TOUCHED MY GENERATION, BUT THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF GOSPEL SINGERS AS WELL. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND TO THE LOVE CENTER CHURCH. MAY GOD FOREVER BLESS AND KEEP YOU. REST IN PEACE BISHOP HAWKINS.
July 17, 2010
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the entire Hawkins Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this hour of sorrow. Earth has lost a great gift but heaven has gained it. Bishop with all of the many greats gone on before him " wow" thaey are havent a feast of a time. May God's grace and peace abide with you all. Apostle-elect Juliette Marshall( Mobile ,Al)
July 17, 2010
I meet Bishop Hawkins around 2007 in Raleigh NC,at the time I was struggling not with my faith, but personal issues. I remember I hestitated to approach him as he left the building, but somehow the Holy Spirit gave me boldness as Mr. Hawkins crossed directly where I stood. He was so cordial so instantly I was assured that God ordained this moment. I told him that I was also a writer of songs. He smiled and affirmed like a teacher and encourager from God does, and said "continue writing what God gives you, do not stop." I want to encourage and support the family with the same love from God that Bishop extended to me. Keep singing, sing what God's gives you; The Hawkins family over 3 decades has been used to help us during the dark and happy days. Thank you Bishop Hawkins, I know you shall wear a golden crown.
- Carolyn L. Boyd (Crudup), Raleigh NC
July 17, 2010
Thank God for the life of Walter Hawkins.
July 17, 2010
Thank God for allowing us to be blessed by the man Bishop Walter Hawkins. I grew up as a young man listening to his music and it always made me feel good inside. May God bless the Love Center Church and his family.
July 17, 2010
To the Hawkins family, you are in my prayers. "Changed" is my favorite gospel song to this day. May Walter rest in peace. God bless the family and continue the work Walter did not finish.

Patricia Hainsworth Collins, Houston, Texas
July 17, 2010
to the hawkins faimily we will always remember you 16 years of radio thank you lord all u done for me is my song may god bless the family from edward and katie gaines love truith ministers
July 17, 2010
God bless you old soldier
July 17, 2010
I LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY BECAUSE I LOVE WALTER SO MUCH
July 17, 2010
The Lord rejoices in the Death of his Servants." Psalms 116

Gloria Sanders(BHS-64)
July 17, 2010
My prayers go out to the entire Hawkins family, Walter was a MUSICAL GENIUS!! he will be missed but never forgotten. I know the Lord will see you through in this your our of sorrow. Remember! the Lord doeth all things well. Walter is with the Lord. We know he was SAVED and FILLED with the HOLY GHOST. We here in Pittsburgh, Pa are praying for you.
July 17, 2010
God picks only the best flowers and Walter you were one of them so sleep in heavenly peace my brother.
July 17, 2010
RIP Bishop! And thank you for making the most wonderful song Oh Happy Day :)
Ms. Rachel Rideau
July 17, 2010
We have truly lost one of the greatest gospel artist of all time. A great man of God is done on this earth. We pray for Bishop Hawkins' family and friends,may God give you comfort and peace in your time of bereavement. God Bless.
July 17, 2010
The Hawkins family have our sincere condolences at this time of loss. It's never easy to lose a loved one in death though we know he's suffering no more for the bible says at Ecclesiastes 9:5 "the dead are conscience of nothing at all." May knowing he no longer has to deal with sickness and pain bring your family a measure of comfort.
July 17, 2010
Our prayers to the family. The Lord is adding to his bouquet.
July 17, 2010
My prayers are with the Hawkins Family. May God keep the Angels encamped around all of you. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. May the Amazing Grace of God be with you always in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Evangelist Candy Evess Thomas.
July 17, 2010
To the Hawkins family, I sent my prayers and sympathy to you all and pray God's strength to carry you through this time of grief, Bishop will be greatly missed by all. His legacy will forever live on in our hearts and in our music. Mary G. Lancaster-- Pine Bluff, Arkansas
July 17, 2010
Wow, what an extraordinary, awesome, brilliant man of God! I remember growing up and hearing the songs created by this wonderful person. He will never be forgotten... Thank you God for lending him to us; and thank you family for sharing him with us! Be encouraged.
July 17, 2010
MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TRYING TIME..GOD BLESS AND STRENGTHEN THEM. RIP WALTER HAWKINS.
July 17, 2010
To the Hawkins Family,

To God be the glory, for the wonderful things he has done. In this time of celebration for Bishop Walter Hawkins, my family and I are lifting you up in prayer, that our heavenly Father gives you strength.
It has been my honor and priviledge to play your music over the years, which have inspired and lifted many hearts. We have truly lost a great man of God. Yet, through our sorrow, heaven is rejoicing.
To your family we say, lift up your heads and be "Grateful," that God allow you to be part of the life of one of his vessels.
I will continue to honor Bishop Hawkins, as I continue to play his music. May God continue to bless you.

Ms. Dayette "DeDe" Robinson
WMDB RADIO STATION
880 REJOICE, Nashville, Tn.
July 17, 2010
My prayers and deepest sympathy goes to the Hawkins family during these trying times. He will truely be missed!

Angela & Carl Hampton II & III Bryant, Arkansas
July 17, 2010
Rest in peace and we are praying for the Hawkins family. We miss you but, we know you are in heaven.

Blessings and Love,
Evelyn and Sie Moore -Scott, Arkansas
July 17, 2010
A change has come over him.Rest Mr Hawkins. We here in Nashville, Tenn will surely miss you.But every song you have record will live on. Janita Pendergrass
July 17, 2010
I was sad to hear of the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins. Eventhough, I didn't know him personally his music & ministry has touched and will continue to touch my heart in a special way. Thank you Jesus for using your servant Bishop Hawkins to spread, encourage, and inspire the word. Thank you Bishop Walter Hawkins for allowing God to Use You. I pray that God comforts the family during this difficult time. God Bless.
July 17, 2010
"May the life you live speak for you" Bishop Hawkins life will continue to speak.
July 17, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins... The PRINCE of singers. An ICON in the music industry. He truly is and will always be "The Standard By Which All Should Be Measured". My love and prayers to the Hawkins Family. Thanks for shareing him with us. And to GOD above. Thankyou for loaning to us such a great "Instrument of Praise" The WORLD has been made a better place just having him here.
July 17, 2010
Walter Hawkins brought young people to God with his style of Gospel music. His voice was unmistakable and his spirit pierced through your soul. Thank you, Bishop, for sharing your God-given gift with the world. And to the family, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
July 17, 2010
thank you for all the beautiful melodies you gave to the world. love, valerie a. johnson of florence south carolina
July 17, 2010
I truly enjoyed Bishop Hawkins music creativity and now he is enjoying a Happy Day with our Lord. God bless the entire Hawkins family.
Delores Dee Hervey
July 17, 2010
Another soldier gone on home. God bless the Hawkins family.
Carol Leggett (Vallejo, Ca.)
July 17, 2010
I am sorry to hear of the passing of brother Hawkins. Years ago he performed with his family here in Cleveland Ohio. It was awesome. Well, he has won his crown. He has "graduated". He will be missed. But, we will see our loved ones again. Praise God.
July 17, 2010
The prayers of the saints in Baltimore, MD are being sent up for the Hawkins Family. The ministry that Walter and the family shared with us will never be forgotten.
Love, Dr. Lester Wallace, Sr.
Transformation Ministries
5150 Baltimore National Pike
Baltimore, MD 21229
July 17, 2010
To the Hawkins family:
Bishop Walter Hawkins will be truly missed. Hold your heads up and be strong because he has gone on to be with the Lord. No more suffering and no more pain for, he is in the Masters hands. I will certainly keep you all in my prayers.
July 17, 2010
Im writing on behalf on my son(jeremi).He has been touched by your music.He is a God fearing young man.Thank you.Now take your rest.Amen
July 17, 2010
Im writing on behalf on my son(Jeremi)your music has touched his life.He is a God fearing you man.Thank you. Now take you rest.
July 17, 2010
my prayers are with yall god will strenghten yall much love
July 17, 2010
To the Hawkins family, May God be with you in this time of sorrow and bereavement. He will be missed, but we will keep singing God's praise and the wonderful songs he has blessed us with.
July 17, 2010
A beautiful voice gone home to be with the lord.May you rest from your labors
July 17, 2010
I remember first seeing Walter & the family in Savannah, Ga. A great concert. I will always love Walter as a man of God. God has welcome you home from your work. You will be missed greatly.
July 17, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 17, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be greatly missed. His music has inspired and encouraged people for many years, and will continue to do so. To the family, know that he has completed his assignment on this earth and it was time for his departure. Keep his legacy alive as he would.
July 17, 2010
bless the hawkins family with grace and mercy.
July 17, 2010
GOD BLESS THE FAMILY'
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
RAY TAYLOR FAMILY REUNION
July 17, 2010
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the Hawkins family. I grew up listening to Walter Hawkins and the Edwin Hawkins singers. To name a few of my favorites I'm going up yonder, Changed and Oh happy day. Rest In Peace Bishop Hawkins. God called for another one of his Angels To come up Yonder. Arlene Holmes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family Bishop Walter Hawkins will be truley miss.God had a better plan for him.MayGod Bless your family during the time of your sorrow and bereavement.
July 16, 2010
My family lament the passing of one of God's chosen vessels, Bishop Walter Hawkins. One who allowed God to use him to bring so much joy to the whole world. There were so many messages in his songs as well as in his word. Thank God he was obedient until the end, there will be no more pain, he has entered into the labor of rest. God Bless the Hawkins family as we pray mightily for you.. Milly Bradshaw & family (Gwynn Oak, Md.)
July 16, 2010
"WHEN THE BATTLE IS OVER, I'M GOING AWAY, BECAUSE HE'S THAT KING OF FRIEND, SO BE GREATFUL". Bishop Hawkins is in a better place, Because God is truly soooo "MARVELOUS". My prayers are with his Children, Grandchild, Edwins and the rest of the Hawkins family. God Bless you in the passing of Bishop Hawkins.
July 16, 2010
My prayers are with you in these trying times, You have my deepest sympathy.
July 16, 2010
Walter will truly be missed by us all. He was truly loved.Our condolences and prayers are with you.Stan,Randy and Jackie.
July 16, 2010
I can't even begin to express my sorrow regarding the untimely passing of Rev.
Walter Hawkins. As a singer and musician, I have not only sang some of his music but I played it as well. One of my favorite songs that I had the privilege of singing was Thank you Lord for all you've done for me. To the family, know that Bishop Hawkins was loved and his music will enhance the legacy that he left. To God be the Glory.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:

On behalf of Pastors Carl and Guinevere Bright, The New Millennium Praise Singers and City Wide Mass Choir of Charleston, South Carlina,our hearts were saddened as we learned of the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins. He will truly be missed. May the joy of the Lord be your strength during your time of bereavement.

We had the pleasure of accompanying him as backup singers during his performances here in Charleston in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Those memories will be cherished always. The anointing of God was all over him as he ministered in songs so Marvelously. He was definitely a personable, God fearing man who touched the lives of many. He was Just that Kind of Friend. We are eternally grateful as we Cry On knowing that he is Safe In The Arms of Jesus. For this we say, sleep on Bishop Hawkins and take your rest; we love you but God loves you best.
July 16, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 16, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 16, 2010
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thedarlenejackson family forwildwood.fla
July 16, 2010
Rest in peace, Bishop Hawkins. My condolences to his family, friends, loved ones, and congregation.
July 16, 2010
walter hawkins was truely a man of god he was a great inspration to me his music gave me a lot of inspration and started me on this great journey,he will be missed and god bless the family

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donja gibson goldsborom
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family may God be with you all during this difficult time. Your family have truly been such a blessing to all of us through your music. I felt the lost the moment I received the news, Walter music Changed my Life. I thank God for knowing him, will miss seeing him at the conferences.
July 16, 2010
i am so sorry to hear about walter hawkins may god continue to bless the family i loved his songs so much.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family My prayers are with you at this time. Your family have truly been a blessing to all through your music.
July 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 16, 2010
I was blessed to have participated in a concert with Nolan Williams at the Kennedy Center in April this year, which honored Bishop Walter Hawkins. It was an amazing blessing to witness Walter performing inspite of his illness; he truly ministered as he sang "Marvelous". God has truly blessed this world by allowing us to grow up with Walter and his music. His legacy will remain until the end of time. My sincerest prayers go out to the entire Hawkins family, fans, friends, associates.
July 16, 2010
July 16,2010
I was a fan of Walter Hawkins. He was
a true man of God also annointed. God
used him to inspire & touch many lives. Walter & his family inspired me. We loved him dearly but, God loved him Best.
July 16, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2010
listening to your music changed my live forever and now im free im an associate pastor and musician, and thank walter hawkins forever, and ever rest in peace until we meet
July 16, 2010
My heart became so heavy when I learned of Bishop Hawkins' illness and passing. As a teenager and young adult, I grew up an avid listener of his music. The "Love Alive" albums were legend and I couldn't wait for them to be released. We will miss him here, but look forward to seeing our brother again someday.
July 16, 2010
I am truly sadden by the passing of Pastor Walter Hawkins. My heart goes out to his family. I pray that God will strengthen and keep you, during this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2010
+TOGOD BE THE GLORY.TO THE FAMILY.
July 16, 2010
I was raised and grew up listening to Love Alive I and II. May God continue to stregthen and encourage the love ones of Bishop Walter Hawkins.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family. My prayers are with you at this time. I am a member of Christian Tabernacle Church in Chicago and the Bishop was a guest two years in a row for our Annual Gospel Supreme Concert. He was spectacular as usually. He will be dearly missed. What a unique and gifted voice.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family may God be with you all during this difficult time. Your family have truly been such a blessing to all of us through your music. He will truly be missed but his music legacy will live on.
July 16, 2010
My prayers goes out to the Hawkins Family. May the love of God strengthen and keep you in perfect peace through this time of sorrow.
God Bless You
July 16, 2010
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY AND TO THE ENTIRE HAWKINS FAMILY,BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS WILL BE MISSED HE HAS ALWAYS BLESSED MY SOUL EVEN WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY IN SAN FRANCISCO EVEN GETTING TO SEE THE HAWKINS FAMILY SING THAT HEART TOUCHING SONG GOING UP YONDER.BUT THE BIBLE SAY TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD.BLESSINGS TO HIS FAMILY. Evangelist Reginald moore.
July 16, 2010
Bishop Hawkins was not just a pheonomenal singer and song writer. He was a great human being. I'll never forget after a concert in Cleveland, before he left. He took the time to call my sick mother from the airport. He will be greatly missed. To the family. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings as Eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint".
July 16, 2010
My Mother use it talk about Walter Hawkins,when I was a lil girl.I do remember "Oh Happy Days" this is what is
REST IN YOUR FATHERS ARMS
July 16, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to Bishop Walter Hawkins' family. What a wonderful talent that has left this carnal world in preparation to be with the Lord in eternity. His music will live in all of our hearts forever. God bless you.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family,
May God be your strength in this hour. Bishop Hawkins was such an inspiration to so many of us in his music. It was just a few years ago that I was able to meet him, and he was a person that was easliy entreated. I praise God for his contributions to music ministry, and to the body of Christ. He is in the presence of the Lord. May all the sweet memories that you have of him, be a comfort to you.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins family and the Love Center family, he will be so missed. My love and prayers are with you, my heart breaks with you. His music has meant so much to me, been listening and singing since my teen years.
Again may God keep you in perfect peace.
July 16, 2010
I grew up on the Hawkins Family's music. May God Bless his Soul and his family.
July 16, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010 May God bless the family Bishop Hawkins songs were always a blessing
July 16, 2010
The music of Bishop Walter Hawkins was the soundtrack of my spiritual walk. Some of my favorites songs are He's that kind of friend, Jesus Christ is the Way and What is this? I was truly blessed by the musical genius of this man. His melodies, harmonies and lyrics came together flawlessly and were so anointed. I had the privilege of meeting Bishop Walter Hawkins and his brother Edwin Hawkins in New Haven, CT. They were both approachable and humble. Bishop Hawkin's music will live on forever in the life of the Church. What a leagacy. I pray God's comfort for all his family, the Love Center Church, Lady Tramaine Hawkins and all who have been touched by his life.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkin's Family, heaven has no sorrow that earth cannot heal. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Continue to look to the hills from whence cometh your help, all your HELP comes from the Lord. God Bless...
July 16, 2010
With heartfelt prayers and sympathies to the entire Hawkins family and Love Center church This great family and man of God touched us all in a very special way He'll never be forgotten we're yet singing O happy Day and Thank You Lord which is a relevant song for the times. May God Bless you all..Love the last clip of him singing Marvelous..the sickness didn't do nothing to His singing Gift He gave it 110% Blessings family
July 16, 2010
Rest in Peace Walter. I Love you. And will forever have you in my heart.
July 16, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 16, 2010
I was sadden and still am to hear that Bishop Hawkins had passed away. I rejoiced with his music going far back as "Love Alive" 1975. He will be missed but we all know he is up yonder with the lord at peace. May God bless the Hawkins family.
July 16, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 16, 2010
To the family of WALTER HAWKINS you are all im my prayers keep your eyes on GOD he knows best he is to just to make any nisstake
July 16, 2010
May God be with the Family you are in my prayers. (Brenda Law/Oakland, CA
July 16, 2010
God bless you and your family, you all are in my prayers and even though we are christians it is not easy to lose a love one. I grew up on his songs here in Virginia and they are truly gospel greats.May God strengthen and keep you all. Lisa K.
July 16, 2010
I met Walter and Edwin Hawkins in Stuggart, Germany when they were on tour . O happy Day was the number one song in Germany at the time. We visited with him after the concert and were blessed to know that he knew others in california that were our friends too. I will never forget his songs which were a mainstay for me during difficult times. May God bless the Hawkins family and know this that Walter left us with precious memories of a Godly man and gifted singer . He's not lost to us but in our future as we go to meet him.
July 16, 2010
What a great loss this is to so many of us who grew up on this family's music. Thank God for Bishop Hawkins' life and legacy. We have his heart-felt songs that will continue to uplift for generations to come. My prayers are with the family. Kerri (Nashville, TN)
July 16, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2010
My prayer is that God bless and keep the Hawkins family in this hour of grief. For earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. He is now with God watching over you.
July 16, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2010
What a terrible lost in the gospel music industry. My family was a gospel singing musical family who performed a number of Walter Hawkins songs. I have almost all of their music. I can truly say I came to really know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior through his music(Jesus Christ is the Way). His music has been an inspiration to me. He was my musical mentor from afar. I saw the Hawkins Family in concert back in the 80's. I remember rushing to the stage and standing at the stage during the entire concert. There will never be another like Walter Hawkins. As christian singers spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, it is important to realize that we may say and sing the only thing about Jesus Christ a person hears at that moment. Singing gospel music is a special and precious gift. Your song and message can turn hearts around for people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This is what the songs of Walter Hawkins did for me. God bless the Hawkins family during their time of lost.
July 16, 2010
Gods Music Man His Servant Well Done....As God Strenghtens The Family Let Us Continue In Prayer For The Entire Hawkins Family Far and Near. PP
July 16, 2010
walter was my childhood pastor love him as a kid and now that im grown to the family keep love alive willa taylor
July 16, 2010
To Tramaine, Lynette(one of my best female singers),Edwin and family, I will truly miss Bishop Walter Hawkins. I have been a fan of all of you since "Oh Happy Day". I have been in church all of my life and have sung almost all of your songs. I use to clean house, study in college, etc listening to your music. i have almost all of your music, videos, etc including yours Edwin and Tramaine. You guys have always been like family. I love each of you. Your music still makes me laugh, cry and praise the Lord. Rest in peace my brother. Whenever you guys are in Richmond, come by and visit.
allison2001mc@yahoo.com
July 16, 2010
Praise the Lord for my exposure to the Bishop and the Love Center Ministries both were a blessing to me when I was in the Bay Area working for one year....My heart and prayers are with you...I grew up with you and grew stronger in Christ through your ministries. Stay Blessed and know that Walter was a good soldier and now he will be our guardian angel.
July 16, 2010
Thank God for the gifts & talents He placed in you. The music ministry of your family took the world by storm. The Hawkins -A Phenom! Revolutionary!!! Let God continue to use all of you for His glory. Your ministry has spanned decades. You've touched my life and your music still resonates within. The Lord bless and keep all of you in His loving care.
LUTLIP Lift Up The Lord In Praise!!! LUTLIP
July 16, 2010
No words .............just prayers as heals you ~ God bless !
July 16, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2010
Meeting Mr. Hawkins at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia in the 70's was a special momet for me. I will never forget how special he made me feel when signing my album. God needed a "Musician" for his "Heavenly Choir." He took one of the best from us. May God keep the family in his loving arms.
July 16, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 16, 2010
My sister and I grew up on the Hawkins music. We have so many memories of Walter Hawkins. We will miss you and your great voice but we will never forget you. Thank you for sharing your great music with us. our prayers are with the Hawkins family.
July 16, 2010
pastor hawkins,will be sorely missed from ligthing up the spirit in me ,and others as he so did in his own way.May GOD continue to bless the ministry that he sojourned so long for,and shine on his family today and the years to come. LOVE ALWAYS.(MIMI) "DALLAS
July 16, 2010
Pastor Hawkins was truly an inspiration to those of us who grew up with his music.He will truly,truly be missed.To the family "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal" -Vivian Jacobs(Baltimore Md.)
July 16, 2010
Your music changed my life. I am forever grateful.
July 16, 2010
Mr. Walter Hawkins we loved your music; now sing praises to the Lord. You are loved and will be greatly missed. Until we all met again, to sing. Rest in Peace and we all will make joyful music to the Lord.
July 16, 2010
He's that Kind of Friend --Oh happy Day--Many prayers for the family Lorette-Willis-Jackson & family
July 16, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 16, 2010
God bless his sprirt and soul... RIP Mr. Walter Hawkins.
July 16, 2010
Bishop Hawkins has always been an inspiration to me.The Love Center Choir is one of the best in the world.May god bless and comfort his family. He will truly be missed.
July 16, 2010
My prayer go out to you and the family such a wonder pastor,singer,friend we will all miss. A knighten (Peoria, Il)
July 16, 2010
I as well as others grew up on The Hawkins Family music in the mid 70,s to the 90,s and to say that their music was progressive was an understatement. They sang under the annointing and that was the key to the success of Walters music as well as the other family members. Walter will be missed but, his music will live on.
William Michael Boyd,Stratford, CT
July 16, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 16, 2010
Pastor Hawkins gave a greatness to communities all over the world with his music. A true legend-his gift to music will be missed. Rest In Peace, Pastor.
July 16, 2010


I did not know Mr. Hawkins personally, but I know his music. He was a giant in the music industry and will be greatly missed.
July 16, 2010
I was RAISED on Walter Hawkins. Rest in peace my brother...til we meet again.
July 16, 2010
I did not get to meet Mr. Walter Hawkins in person, but I know him music and have loved it all my life. To the family rest in knowing he is now in the arms of Jesus and no longer in pain.
July 16, 2010
To God be the glory for the things he allowed Walter Hawkins to do. His contributions to Gospel music have been phenomenal and revolutionary. We are better because he lived. Thank you Walter. Reverend Joseph L. Garner, Leesville, LA
July 16, 2010
tothehawkinsfamliymyprayersarewithyouyouhaveblessmeinmanysongsfromaliciaparks
July 16, 2010
Hawkins Family, My Prayers and Love go out to you. I thank God for the MANY MANY MANY years that I have listened to Bishop's music. Knowing that oneday we wil see him again is a blessing and a plan I plan to keep. God will heel your heart and he will wipe away your many tears. Stay strong for each other. God Bless
July 16, 2010
r.i.p 1949-2010
July 16, 2010
The Hawkins. May God bless and give you strength. He has bless so many with his music ministry. A well known person that truley will be miss blessing others. Gone to be with the Lord. But your music lives on in our heart.
July 16, 2010
July 16,2010- To the Hawkins family, Walter was truly a blessing to the gospel world. May God continue to bless your family. Walter is "Gone up Yonder".Gloria Hyde(Tn)
July 16, 2010
july 16,2010- " To the Hawkins family- Walter was truly a blessing to the gospel family and will truly be missed. He is " Gone Up Yonder"! Gloria Hyde (Tn)
July 16, 2010
Lord I was shocked to hear of his death..May God bless The Hawkins family in a time such as this....One of my favorite songs by Walter Hawkins is MARVELOUS......GOD be with you and your family..
July 16, 2010
My heart goes out to the Hawkins's Family. Bishop Hawkins and bless me all of my life with his music. I am grateful to God for allowing me to be able to enjoy such beautiful gospel music from such an annointed man. Rest In Peace, my brother. I didn't get to sing with you down here, one day I will be singing in that Heavenly Choir with you. Love U all< Minister Gwendolyn Jones, Biloxi, Mississippi
July 16, 2010
Earth's loss is certainly heaven's gain in the transitioning of Bishop Hawkins. His music will live on in our hearts forever. May the God who supplies all our needs according to His riches, bless and keep you in perfect peace during this time. I will continue to intercede for your family and pray for your strength.
July 16, 2010
To the Family,

I thank God so very much for the ministry through music that Bishop Hawkins provided me for so many years.

I was blessed to be able to attend the Hawkins reunion here in Richmond, Virginia. I sang, I cried and I clapped when Bishop Hawkins sung "Marvelous".

His music ministry has carried me through so many trials and tribulations. When I wanted happiness, I sang " Oh Happy Days". When I was low in spirit, I sang " Be Thankful and Changed". When I was broken in spirit, I sang " The Potter Want to Put Me Back Together Again".

God Bless you all and thank you God for sharing Bishop Hawkins with me.
July 16, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know that "God is Standing By You". Bishop Hawkins and your family has been an inspiration to all of us down through the years. The music you all have created has brought joy and happiness to so many people and has brought so many to Christ. I will continue to listen to all the wonderful songs and inspiration for many years to come. Stay strong, stay together, and continue growing in Christ. God Bless You.

Sincerely,
Pastor Reginald D. Brown, Peterson Memorial Baptist Church, Dallas, Tx.
July 16, 2010
Celebrate the life, legacy, and ministry of the gift GOD placed upon the incomparable Bishop Walter Hawkins. To the entire Hawkins and Love center Fellowship Ministries family; keep the faith, stay strong, forever united in the effectuation of lifting up the name of Jesus Christ!
July 16, 2010
The City of Baton Rouge, and the State of Louisiana shares with the Hawkins family during the lost of their loved one. Pastor Hawkins inspired both young and old with his ministy in song. Lastley, you may have lost the presence here on earth, BUT YOU ALL HAVE GAINED A SAINT IN GLORY. Be encourged.
July 15, 2010
You will be greatley missed by all of us church musicians.Walters music was challenging and fun to play. May U now rest in peace and see you soon on the other side.
July 15, 2010
we will truly mis.his present,here oh how he could sing&preach you happy.our love &prays goes out family.EVANG.
July 15, 2010
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
July 15, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2010
May God Bless your family in your time of sorrow. God is always there for you if you reach out he will give comfort your souls.
July 15, 2010
May God bless you all.The Hawkins music will always be played in my home.Thank you,Walter,Edwin,and Tramaine.I love you! Gail A.Jones(Detroit,MI)
July 15, 2010
My prayers goes out to the family of Bishop Walter Hawkins. He may be gone but his memories and music will last forever. We will all meet again on that "O HAPPY DAY." P. Golston, (Mich)
July 15, 2010
May the peace of God be with you during this time of transition. Absent from the body, but present with the Lord. His music and ministry will forever be remembered.
Pastor Charlayne Henry
July 15, 2010
My sympathies to the Hawkins family during this time. May the God of all grace, comfort and peace be with you.
Love & Prayers,
Dee Williams (Bermuda)
July 15, 2010
God will continue to comfort and bless the family. You guys have very wonderful memories of Bishop Hawkins that will keep you smiling...His work here on earth was a blessing to many and it will continue to be a blessing.
July 15, 2010
A giant among giants...RIP.....well done. Hawkins family be blessed.
July 15, 2010
Condolences to the Hawkins and connected families. More than twenty years ago my choir in Atlanta, Georgia had the opportunity to audition for Mr. Hawkins. Even though my choir didn't make the cut,the anointing on Mr. Hawkins' music ministry changed my life forever.

My deepest sympathy.
July 15, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
July 15, 2010
The music of Rev Walter Hawkins has inspired me and helped to strengthen my life. God gave him great talent that blessed us. Thank you Reverend for accepting you calling. Through your obedience many have come to know and love Jesus. We will truly miss you. But we know that someday we will meet again.
July 15, 2010
Your music has touch so many lives.
We truly love you but god love you best.
Thank You Lord for blessing this world
with a marvelous servant. Your music
will forever play in my heart.
July 15, 2010
My prayers are with the Hawkins family.
July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins, thank you for sharing your God given talents with us all. Your words, voice laughter and words of wisdom are forever imprinted in our hearts.
God bless all your family, congregtion and friends
July 15, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010
Your music has truly been an inspiration to me. May god bless you and your family. Thank you for blessing me.
July 15, 2010
"THANKS to YOU"
The entire Hawkins family for sharing a BEAUTIFUL/ MAGNIFICENT musical GENIUS with us...
Bishop Hawkins "WORDS" of praise helped me shape my life and will live on.
July 15, 2010
Our prayers go out to the family,the church, and friends. Walter Hawkins' music has touched and blessed so many. Thanks so much.
July 15, 2010
Your music has touch me throughout the years. That song you recorded "Thank You Lord for All You Done for Me" is a powerful song. Thank You for writing such a wonderful song. I will forever keep you in my heart. Now rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
Walter - Thank you for so many opportunites you gave me during my stay in Oakland. I will never forget the one-on-one conversations we had and the wonderful advice you gave me. May God bless the the family and church during the time. "Gone Too Soon", love you Walter. Randal Stewart (Houston, TX)
July 15, 2010
My condolences to the Hawkins Family, praying the Lord will give you strength, comfort and peace during this trying time. Bishop Walter Hawkins will be dearly missed.
July 15, 2010
To the Family and My Cousin,James, My Prayers and Blessings are with you. You, Walter and "Oh happy Day" connected us over 40 years ago when I started singing it and cuz(James Nance)-started playing it in Beckley, By-God, West Virginia. Walter's words and works will continue to reach souls and in his absence, he still lives and speaks of a promise we all dream of.-"It'll be a Happy Day" May God Bless you in your time of sorrow.
July 15, 2010
Our Heavenly Father knows..Rest now, and be at peace. The Bishop is now at Home. Rejoice! His work was done to perfection. Dear Family, be comforted, be encouraged. My deepest sympathy to you all. His legacy will live on forever. God Bless You.
July 15, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 15, 2010
I loved Walter Hawkins' music. His music spoke to my soul and spirit. My choir sins many of his sons that bless our congregation. Farewell Minister Walter Hawkins!Take your rest!

Rose Burns
Minister of Music
Rock Hill AME Zio Church
North Carolina
July 15, 2010
Trust in God to see you through, and know that many thoughts and prayers are with you now...PS.28:7

WE LOVE YOU, AUGUSTUS & WILLETTE DUNN
July 15, 2010
WOW!!!!!!!!!!
what a homegoing celebration, Bishop Hawkins WONDERFUL man of GOD,
My favorite song is MARVELOUS.
D.Stokes KCMO
July 15, 2010
I love you Walter Hawkins! I love you Hawkins Family! May our Lord be a very present help during this time. I pray God's peace and comfort will be your strength. You've blessed my very soul with your music and ministry for many, many years. It was your music and wonderful, anointed lyrics that caused me to want to know who this Jesus was that you sang about. Now, I know HIM!! Thank you Jesus for sharing such a gift with us. RIP my brother.
July 15, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2010
To the FIRST FAMILY OF GOSPEL OF GOSPEL, Thanks you for the memories. Thank you for allowing Helen Stephens and the Voices of Christ to have our yearly Reunion(s) at your church. Thank you Walter for all that you done for us. Move over James Cleveland, Make some room for Walter who can now direct that Heavenly Choir, sing and preach right along side of you.
July 15, 2010
for god so loved the world he gave his only son go in peace my brother deacon claude j hilliard
July 15, 2010
Although our hearts are heavy, we rejoice in knowing that the battle is indeed over for Bishop Walter Hawkins. My prayers to his family, friends and church body. May the Holy Spirit be your strength and shield in this hour.
July 15, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 15, 2010
Our prayers go up for the Family, We pray that God will give you strength for the days ahead. Hold on old soldier......I'm not the same.......the potters house.....special gift......going up yonder.........changed.....thank you.......marvelous
July 15, 2010
BISHOP HAWKINS IS TRULY GOING TO BE MISSED, MY 2 FAVORITE SONGS BY HIM ARE THANK YOU LORD AND THE POTTER'S HOUSE
THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN ARE SINGING AND REJOICING
July 15, 2010
Bishop Hawkins' music has always been and will always be relevant, anointed, and beautiful. May he dance and sing for the King face-to-face now, and may his family and church community find comfort and peace in our Father.
July 15, 2010
Over the past three months I have been listening to Bishop Hawkins music,no matter how long ago it was recorded this is still the best gospel ever recorded.I thank God for the wonderful music that he has left for us to sing and listen to for years to come.Well done thy good and faithful servant.well done!
July 15, 2010
This man of God will forever be missed in the Gospel music world, his voice will ring thru eternity, standing in the face of Jesus now is yet "Marvelous" in His eyes! See you at the Crowning Pastor Walter Hawkins!
July 15, 2010
Will never forget Walter Hawkins,trully his ministry has been "Marvelous" in my eyes.
July 15, 2010
my deepest sympathy
July 15, 2010
Earth has no sorrow Heaven can not heal
Hw will be greatly missed
July 15, 2010
Walter Hawkins touched my heart. I am saddened to learn of his health struggle. I believe he is with the Lord...What a marvelous thing He's done. Rest in Peace and my prayers and thoughts are with the family.
July 15, 2010
Your music and family have been a blessing to so many people. May the same be exteneded to you and your family at this time. God will comfort you.
Benson Family, Camden NJ
July 15, 2010
your songs have been a light to my life for many years your will be greatly missed.
July 15, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to the Hawkins Family, Church and Friends in the loss of Bishop Walter Hawkins ; the angels in Heaven are rejoicing for Bishop Hawkins has been called from the labors of this life to rest peacefully and sweetly in the arms of God. He is now fellowshipping with the Saints on high. We thank God for blessing us with Bishop Hawkins and his gift of music. And we thank you the Family for sharing him. Be encouraged and trust in the Lord for your strength; for His power is made perfect in our weakness.
July 15, 2010
This man of God is truly going to be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. I remember attending love center as a kid he was always so kind and was always smiling.
July 15, 2010
GOD IS STILL DURING MIRCLE
July 15, 2010
You have fought a good fight and have touch many hearts. My first time meeting you and family was at Ephesians church in Berkely,Ca. I was 10 yrs old 46 years ago.And I always enjoyed the choir and watching you and Edwin. You will not be forgotten.
July 15, 2010
To be absent in the body, is to be present with the Lord,To God be the glory, He has made it where we're trying to make it, no more pain, no more suffering, he will truly be missed
July 15, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2010
God was his life long desire. He showed it through his song and his music. We will miss you very much. The Lord brought you through and now
July 15, 2010
Walter Hawkins was one of my favorite gospel artists. He truly knew how to minister through song!
July 15, 2010
AND THE LORD SAID
WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
WELCOME HOME!!
July 15, 2010
to the hawkin family you are in my prayers [the father of hymns]gospel recording artist rev.marvin bonner from detroit,michigan one of the original donald vails chorleers
July 15, 2010
My condolences to The Hawkins Family. He will be miss dearly. I love his music so much.
July 15, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:

To me Bishop Hawkins was the King of Gospel.Everyday I listen to one of his songs.My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble...you stretch out your hand,and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 138:7

Deepest Sympathy
July 15, 2010
TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT NOW YOU HAVE A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL TO WATCH OVER YOU.
July 15, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins was an icon in the gospel industry. I treasure the opportunities that I had working with him and Edwin. He truly left his imprint and a strong legacy. I will miss him but I feel blessed that God allowed him to cross my path. His music will live on to bless the nations. My prayers are with the family.

May God comfort during this trying time.

Fondly,

Min. Carolyn H. Bell - Savannah, GA
July 15, 2010
Bishop Hawkins music has really blessed my soul. Now He is in the Arms of the Lord..
July 15, 2010
May God give you strength during this difficult time. I really love the music ministry of Walter Hawkins. His songs touched lives in ways the world will never know. Thank God for giving us this gift. Rest in peace Walter.
July 15, 2010
God bless the family. I have been listening to your music all my life. Walter had a special voice that touched the world. But He's going to wake up in glory! What a reward.
July 15, 2010
I grew up listening to Bishop Hawkins songs. My mother was always playing his albums. He was truly a trendsetter for gospel. He will be missed. God bless his family.
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Hawkins for your many songs of praise....I know you have gone up yonder singing O Happy DAY.....Now you are walking up the KING's Highway....
July 15, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY. YOU ARE IN PRAYERS AND THOUGHT AT THIS TIME.WALTER WILL BE TRUELY MISS IN THE GOSPEL MUSIC WORLD AND IN THE BAY AREA.
July 15, 2010
I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of Walter Hawkins. I have loved his music since being in the church choir in the 70's.
July 15, 2010
I know it must be good up there with the lord.You have done your job down here on earth,now Jesus can take care of you.I know your family will miss you so much.I pray that the Lord will be with them in this sorry time.
July 15, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 15, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 15, 2010
My Sincere condolence to the entire family..

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
July 15, 2010
From Doha Qatar, Deidra L. Perry

My condolences go out to the Walter Hawkins Family, and Friends. He was a mentor to me. as i learned to sing listening to his music. The church family will truly miss him. And all the people he touched with his music. May God Bless You.
July 15, 2010
I am thankful that the Lord blessed this world with such a
gifted person. To the family may the Lord be
your strength at this time. His music has
ministered to me many days and nights and I am always reminded to be grateful. May God
continue to Bless and keep you
July 15, 2010
The Hawkins were an inspiration to me and my family, the music was a comfort and blanket for our souls, you will be missed thank you
July 15, 2010
God allowed us to be recipients of an awesome gift in his instrument Walter Hawkins. Know that God is with you during this time of sorrow and always.We will cherish his memory.

Valentine Williams
July 15, 2010
I express my sympathy for your loss of your dear brother. His music will always live in my heart. He made my life better just by listening to his songs. May God Bless and Keep You and your families
July 15, 2010
Walter Hawkins leaves a legacy of great gospel music. From childhood to adulthood, his songs have filled my spirit. I was lucky to have seen him and his family perform in concert. RIP Bishop Walter Hawkins.
July 15, 2010
Prayer goes out to the Hawkins Family in the passisng of Bishop Walter Hawkins. His music and songs will forever remain in our heart and mind. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
July 15, 2010
My condolences to Mr. Hawkins' Family,

May happy memories sustain the family and bring some comfort to your heart.

He is healing the broken-hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.(Psalms 147:3)
July 15, 2010
Our most deepest condolence for your lost of Bishop Walter Hawkins,We pray GOD will give you strength through these days of sorrow. He gave the world songs to live by for eternity he will be missed but not forgotten and we know he is shouting in glory, Our continuous prayers. There is none like him.
July 15, 2010
I will forever miss the genius of Walter Hawkins. My gift as a musician began with the Hawkins Family. I do hope that his last CD will be passed on to us. I feel a great loss.

God Bless his family. Patricia Lake, Ocala, FL
July 15, 2010
To the Hawkins family.I grew up listening to the Hawkins family and wishing I could sing like them.My husband Bobby and I listen to your music every day that we don't have to go to work.I love your family. Your music brought me great joy when we wasn't doing anything and times when we were going through dificult times.As Tramine would say be grateful.Be grateful for your family legacy for all the lives you have touched and blessed through your music.You have our deepest sympthy and prayers for your entire family.Just know that Walter is going to start a MASS CHOIR in heaven start looking at the clouds you will see what I mean.Mrs.ShirleyStarks-Ali Griffin Georgia
July 15, 2010
To the Hawkins family: Sorry to learn of the transition of Bishop Hawkins. His music helped my parents raise me. It was the kind that watered the soul and comforted the bones. Our prayers and love are extended to each of you. May God grant you peace as only he can. Be encouraged.
July 15, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins was one of the greatest male singers around. He will be missed. My condolences to the Hawkins family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Missionary Debra Williams "I grew up listening to the Hawkins Family"
July 15, 2010
Hawkins family and friends - this great man of God, writer, singer - will be missed. I pray that the peace and wisdom of the Lord encamp all of you as you live your lives with great expectation of doing His will.
July 15, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Hawkins. The gospel radio stations in Houston, Tx has represent his music strongly all week. May God give your family strength to endure until you meet again.
July 15, 2010
My heart felt prayers to the entire Hawkins family. **Ms. Carole, Denni and LaDale love you all. May you find comfort and peace.

Lisa Thomas (El Sobrante, Ca.)
July 15, 2010
The Dreamer is gone is gone but the dream still remains. To the Hawkins Family, The WORLD and the fellowship of saints, "THANK YOU" for your encouragement in song and deed. Bishop reached people of all walks of life and told them that God loved them."OH HAPPY DAY WHEN JESUS WASHED MY SINS AWAY", "HEAVEN SENT US A SPECIAL GIFT", THAT WE COULD BE "FULL AND COMPLETE", that we should "THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE FOR ME",that ther are "SEASONS" that we all go through, and that "I'M GOING UP YONDER" when this life is over and many other aspiring songs. He also introduced us to some of the greatest singers in the world and we thank him for inspiring us through the WORD AND SONG. MAY THE WORK HE'S DONE SPEAK FOR HIM. BISHOP MET YOU WHERE YOU WERE,PICKED YOU UP, SHOWED YOU LOVE AND GAVE YOU HOPE. THE OTHER DAY HE GOT AN S.O.S FROM THE FATHER TO COME AND HELP GET THE ANGELIC CHOIR TOGETHER FOR THE GREAT CORONATION. YOU SEE JESUS IS SOON TO COME AND THE MUSIC HAS TO BE RIGHT. THERE ARE ALOT OF GREAT SINGERS AROUND THE THRONE AND HE WAS NEEDED UPSTAIRS TO HELP FINE TUNE THE TENORS. YOU SEE BISHOP ISN'T OUT OF BUSINESS HE JUST MOVED UPSTAIRS. BISHOP, YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN THAT GREAT GETTING UP MORNING. YOU WON'T BE TROUBLED NO MORE DOWN HERE. SLEEP ON AND TAKE A WELL-DESERVE REST. WE'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING WHEN WE GATHER ROUND THE THRONE. GOD BLESS YOU FAMILY, BE ENCOURAGED. WE LOVE YOU
July 15, 2010
Bishop Hawkins was ahead of his time in many regards and was much maligned, but all for Christ sake. The love in his heart for people was as great as his music. He was truly a Pastor.
July 15, 2010
Our Prayers and Condolences go out to the Hawkins family. He and his music will live on forever, he was a awesome God sent man, and his legacy will live on forever. Seeing The Hawkins family sing live would bring divine comfort and joy to our soul. Now Walter Hawkins is "Safe in God's Arms". God Is the Keeper of Our Soul, he cares, and Love us all.
July 14, 2010
May GOD BLESS and keep you in HIS arms. Rest in Peace. My prayers go out to the family. Love Shea Davis
July 14, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 14, 2010
Troy and Carmella would like to expres their sympathy for the loss of a wonderful and musically talented person who will be greatly missed. Your songs have really ministered to us over the years and continue still today.
July 14, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 14, 2010
Walter Hawkins will surely be missed. He has left a legacy that will always be remembered. His music is truly anointed! I am still being blessed by his music. My prayers go out to the entire Hawkins family. We know that earth has no sorrow and God cannot heal!!!
July 14, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 14, 2010
My faith was enhanced when I first heard his musical arrangement of Oh Happy Day. I have purchased all Hawkins vinyl records and tapes when I was a young adult. As I aged I purchased the same music on CDs. His music will never die. God bless the Hawkins family
July 14, 2010
My prayers are with the family of Rev. Walter Hawkins. I had the pleasure of talking with he and his brother back stage at the 1992 Dove Awards here in Nashville, and it was blessing to be in his presence.
July 14, 2010
R.I.P. Bishop Walter Hawkins. I listen to all the old school gospel hits by the Hawkins family..Going up Yonder, Look at Me, Holy One, Be Grateful and Jesus Christ is the Way to name a few. You will be greatly missed. "Let the work he has done speak for him"....
July 14, 2010
Oh Happy Day it must bein Heaven,truly a sad day on earth. Be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.Awesome
July 14, 2010
I WILL KEEP THE HAWKINS FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS....
July 14, 2010
May the grace and peace of God give you love and embracement at this difficult hour....Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal......
July 14, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 14, 2010
Words can not began to express the loss we feel, but there is a assurance that God is a good God and he want put more us than we can bare. Our heart felt sympany goes out to all of the family and friends of Bishop Walter Hawkins. As all of us who sang and performed his precious music we became a part of the Hawkins Family.

May you be comforted and know that we go through this with you and you are not alone because God loves us and he cares.

My prayers, thoughts & love to all.

Yours in Grace

Sis. Jacqui Wilkins-Hanson
United House Of Prayer For All People
Atlanta, Ga
jacquelinedhanson@att.net
July 14, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 14, 2010
I am a stronger Christian/Pastor because of the music ministry of Walter Hawkins. We play and sing his songs in my church and they ispire and lift us up. He has a lasting legacy for the work his has done for the Kingdom of God.... many will continue to be saved, delivered and set free because he brought love, joy and peace through his ministry of the word of God, especially in song. Pastor Dyanne C. Reese.
July 14, 2010
My deepest sympathy and prayers for divine comfort to the entire Hawkins family. I admired Brother Walter and his awesome achievements.

Melissa Harris Tracy, CA
July 14, 2010
I send my profound condolences at this time. There is only one great Walter Hawkins. He will never be forgotten. His legacy lives on.
July 14, 2010
Deepest condolences to the Hawkins family. I was blessed to have known Bishop Hawkins from long ago. Im certain he is walking around in heaven putting together a MASS choir and reveling in JOY. Lets celebrate a job well done!
July 14, 2010
My condolences to the Hawkins family. We have lost a great poet. God Bless all of you.
July 14, 2010
For this (now old) white girl the bit of Gospel music that seeped into the American "mainstream" was lifeblood and life-changing. I'm in Chu'ch now, in the choir, and SAVED. Music truly IS a Ministry, and I feel like I've lost my Senior Pastor. Thank you. See you when I get there, Love, Sister Kim Rock
July 14, 2010
To The Family:

Unless Jesus comes to take the living and the dead. We must all pass this way! However, The Man Of God will not be alone,because the Lord is wih him, and he shall fear no evil,just joy and peace as the Lord ushers him to the front of the Heavenly Choir for a SOLO in the Heavenly Chorus! Can't you see him? Accepting his reward for a work well done! Hallelujah, What a blessing to belong to the family of God!
July 14, 2010
My prayers goes up for the family and fans of Walter Hawkins. There will NEVER be another gospel artist whose music will impact the world as Walter Hawkins.
July 14, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 14, 2010
I have been blessed over the years with unforgettable music from the Hawkins Family that has been uplifting and inspiring..."Be Grateful", "I'm Going Away", and so many more. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. Your family will be in our prayers.
Flora, Lansing
July 14, 2010
There was only one Edwin Hawkins...The world has lost a true Pioneer in the field of Gospel music. There is no doubt that he has "Gone Up Yonder" to be with his Lord and Savior. He may be missed, but his music will live on FOREVER!!!
July 14, 2010
We are Leo and Cassandra Jackson of the San Francisco bay area. We had the privilege of hearing Mr. Walter Hawkins wonderful and inspirational music from the begging. May God bless and keep the Hawkins family.
July 14, 2010
Walter was that Light shining very bright in the midst of darkness. His music brought, joy, peace, and love to the lives of many of us. I will miss that light, but the music leaves the illuimination of that light. Be Blessed Hawkins Family. "God is Faithful"
July 14, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 14, 2010
I will never forget the tremendous impact that Bishop Walter Hawkins had on me and my family. The original music always intrigued us and greatly blessed us.
July 14, 2010
may God give you peace and comfort during these trying.
keep the faith.
July 14, 2010
I saw Walter Hawkins and the entire Hawkins family in concert in Columbus, Ohio about 30 years ago. They were phenomenal and his music has been among some of my favorites! There are so many classics that I can't remember them all but have enjoyed going back and listening to them. There will never be another Walter Hawkins but I am grateful to God that his music will live on forever. My prayers go out to the Hawkins family and may Walter rest in peace with the Lord.
July 14, 2010
Well Bishop first James Clevland now you!!I hurt really bad today. Because you guys were the best to me..Just like there will Never be another james there will never be another Walter Hawkins. Take your rest!!No more pain just great joy. But my tears are non-stop.Because you gave us sooo much.Please know I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.. For this I will give thee praise.
July 14, 2010
MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY.WALTER WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO THE WORLD.HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.HIS MUSIC WILL STAY IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.
July 14, 2010
Sending my condolences to the Hawkins' famliy,May God keep u strong and strength the family where they are weak. Love you Pastor Hawkins, Enjoyed your music
July 14, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be missed. His music has been an inspiration to me since I was a little girl. I am truly blessed to have been a part of the generation where we sang and did not mind getting ugly...PRAISES to God for sharing Bishop Hawkins with us for this season...
July 14, 2010
I grew up listening to pastor Hawkins and the Hawkins family. He truly was one of our great gospel greats! Now he is on a heavenly choir...
July 14, 2010
I have loved Walter Hawkins and his music from the first time I heard him. His music took me through a lot of hard situations in my life. The songs that he wrote and recorded help me to believe that God was going to work things out for me. Thank you Walter Hawkins for your love. May you rest in peace,And to the family my prayers are with you. remember with God all things are possible.He will take you through just ask Him. Geraldine Brown- Moore. Ypsilanti Michigan.
July 14, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins is the essence of Gospel Music for me. My beginning of my Love Affair with music that spoke my heart to the Lord and ministered to my soul. I will miss him tremendously.
July 14, 2010
God, be with and your family . Iam praying for all of the family
July 14, 2010
"We love you Walter Hawkins, but God loves you best, you rest now"
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins family, Especially Lynette, know the Lord knows best. He makes no mistakes. He is where we are trying to go. Prayers are with your family.

Linda (Blodger) Jones Oakland High Friend Class "72.
Houston, Tx
July 14, 2010
Will miss Bishop Walter Hawkins gift from GOD to write,produce,sing and direct Gospel music the way it was attended to be my prayers to his kids & family GOD BLESS the Hawkins Family.
July 14, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 14, 2010
Truly Bishop Hawkins was an icon in the gospel community and he lead the way for many renown gospel artists of today. He will be missed.
July 14, 2010
Thank you for being a major part of my return to God and becoming a good steward and servant. RIP Bishop
July 14, 2010
RIP Bishop Walter Hawkins. Although you are gone to a better place, your songs will continue to minister, healing and direct the lost to Jesus Christ who is the way!
July 14, 2010
July 14 2010 Yes what Marvelous Thing You've Done.We will miss Bishop Hawkins,he will never be forgotten for his ministry of songs he left for us to listen to "Rosetta Haze (Birmingham Ala)
July 14, 2010
Walter Hawkins was one of the greatest gospel singers that God gave to us.
July 14, 2010
The Lord need your voice. Take your rest..
July 14, 2010
Thank You Lord For Sending Such A Precious Child To This World To Bless Us. May He Rest In Peace and Love..
July 14, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins will be greatly missed in the Gospel industry. My favorite is Marvelous RIP by brother.
July 14, 2010
RIP BISHOP!
July 14, 2010
Another soldier on his way home. To the Hawkins Family, Thank you so much for sharing Bishop Hawkins with us. My Prayers are with you as you celebrate Bishops home going.
July 14, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 14, 2010
There is a rest for the people of God, and so now this great man of God can rest from all his labors. I praise God for all that Walter and the entire Hawkins family has offered and rendered to the Body of Christ and will always cherish the blessing of that spiritual connection
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins family, it's hard and will get even harder, but stretch out on your faith and keep looking up from your bended knees. BJS Ocala, FL
July 14, 2010
my prays is with the Hawkins family during they hour of bereavement/ LISA
July 14, 2010
My sincere condolences to the Hawkins Family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
July 14, 2010
Bless are the dead that die in the Lord.
July 14, 2010
from bro@sister john conley atlenta ga . verry said about his passing
July 14, 2010
R.I.P
July 14, 2010
Truly He Will Be Miss!! For To Be Absent From The Body Is To Be Present With The Lord.... Bishop J.Jordan...
July 14, 2010
May God bless each of you during your hours of sorrow. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help. May He continue to keep you is my continued pray. I truely enjoyed his songs and music.
July 14, 2010
My sympathies to the entire Hawkins family. Take solace in the fact that Bishop Hawkins is no longer in pain. Rejoice that he is with the Lord and you will one day see him again.
July 14, 2010
Walter Hawkins and the entire Hawkins Family havebeen a great inspiration in my life. God bless and I'm thankful for the life and legacy of the great Walter Hawkins.
July 14, 2010
I want to send this to Tramaine. I pray that yourself and the rest of Bishops' family will all embrace the comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm sure you know he will put your hearts and minds at ease. You have been a blessing to our family for years, and we love you all. WE will see him again, thank God.
July 14, 2010
I grew up with Pator Hawkins. I remember going to hear him perform in the city of Tyler Texas. That was the best gospel concert I have been to. He and the Hawkins family left a ever lasting mark in my life. He will be truely missed in my heart, but he will not be forgotten. My prayers are with you all, but we know that God never makes a misktake. So we have to rejoyce in his passing because we know he has gone to be with our father.
Much love to you all
Carolyn Brown
July 14, 2010
True Soldier, good fight have been fought and his battle is finished, good work!
July 14, 2010
I have always loved Walter Hawkins music, two of my favorites are "Thank you" and "The Potter's House". The Hawkins Bros. were unique Gospel Singers, they style of music cannot be matched. He was a gift from God for the music industry and his presence and music will live on forever.
July 14, 2010
The hawkins family is a all time favorite
July 14, 2010
I LOVE HIS MUSIC ALWAYS BEEN A BIG FAN OF HIS MINISTRIES MAY U RIP U WILL B GREATLY MISSED
July 14, 2010
Be strong in the Lord for he will sustain you during this time of sadness. But joy will come in the morning. May God continue to bless an keep you in His care. You are in my prayers.
July 14, 2010
Thank God for the gift Walter Hawkins shared with the world. His songs blessed my heart and I will forever remember him. May God continue to bless and keep his family.
July 14, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins is a great man of faith; a master musician, preacher, teacher, and soloist. He has done a great work in this life and he will be rewarded his crowns in the new life. Physically he lived among us; but spiritually he will always be with us in heart and mind. He is not dead, he is just resting now from his labor.- Rev. Dr. Bonita Arnold (Hartford, CT)
July 14, 2010
He was a legend in his own time. "Thank You Lord for all you done for me". He's now singing with the heavenly angels.
July 14, 2010
He was a legend in his own time. He can now sing with the angels in heaven. "Thank You Lord for all you done for me."
July 14, 2010
I extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Hawkins and Love Center Church Family during your loss of such a great man of God as Bishop Walter Hawkins.

We thank God for allowing us to be blessed and touched through songs by such an awesome, and wonderfully gifted family!

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time, and may the Lord bring you comfort and peace through His Holy Spirit.
July 14, 2010
I am saddened by the lost of such an inspiring song writer and musician, whose genius has travelled the four corners of the world proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, the ONE who DIED for our sins. Walter Hawkins take your rest, for you have more work to do when Jesus comes.
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:
God makes no mistake. Your father and your brother are in the hand of the almighty. You and your family are in or prayers. What a great man of God.
July 14, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins is a great man of faith; a master musician and soloist. He has done a great work in this life and he will be rewarded his crowns in the new life. Physically he lived among us; but spiritually he will always be with us in heart and mind. He is not dead, he is just resting now from his labor.- Rev. Dr. Bonita Arnold (Hartford, CT)
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family,we lost another great legend,I have listen to him for years and he truly will be missed May God Bless your family at this time and
always
July 14, 2010
Walter will be truly missed. He was a great artist.
July 14, 2010
I grew up listenig to Walter's music. He was a MUSICAL GENIUS HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE ENTIRE HAWKINS FAMILY.
July 14, 2010
I will certainly miss this great man of God who shared his gift of song with the world. His battle is finally over and now he has gone away, but his music messages will live through generations to come. May God bless and comfort his family.
July 14, 2010
I will always remember "Marvelous".
Job well done...rest from your labor.
July 14, 2010
I thank God for your life here on earth and for the songs of joy that you shared with us. "Whatever it is" my favorite, lets us know that you had God ruling you, Jesus leading you and the Holy Spirit covering you; HALLELUJAH!
July 14, 2010
I looked at one of his video's yesterday. And the song he sung said i'm going away. He sung his life. There is none one like the Hawkins Bro. They have an unique style of music
July 14, 2010
A wonderful legendary gospel artist, who's is resting in the loving arms of God. Rest In Peace Walter Hawkins. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Hawkins Family. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ strengthen your hearts and minds with his everlasting love & peace.
Patricia Bailey- (Raleigh, NC)
July 14, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins wasn't only a great singer, but he was a man that Love the Lord, and enjoy preaching and teaching God's word. He show us how to trust and beleive in the Holy Sprit. He will be greatly miss. Thank you for being the example. Brenda Dennis(Berkeley, Ca.)
July 14, 2010
HEY WALTER YOUR ARE FINALLY GOING HOME TO BE EWITH GOD THANK YUO AND YOUR FAMILY FOR THE SONGS OF PRAISES
July 14, 2010
Walter Hawkins was an inspiration to me and his musical gift will live forever.
July 14, 2010
WALTER HAWKINS THE GIFT OF SONG THAT GOD BLESSED YOU WITH I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US. YOU WILL BE MISSED. R.I.P.
July 14, 2010
One Glad Morning...It is all said and done ...Family be blessed!

Susan P (Raleigh,NC)
July 14, 2010
Thank you for singing me through the storm...I can only pray that my life will impact someone elses life as you have impacted mine... Thank you! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord...Sail on my brother!
July 14, 2010
This is truly a huge loss to the Gospel Music World. I so enjoyed growing up in Ephesians Church of God and Christ with my late grandfather, Luke E. Webb, and listening to Edwin, Tramaine, and Walter in the choir. What a beautiful man in Walter Hawkins the world has lost and Heaven has gained. May you rest in peace and may God bless the Hawkins family. With love, Gayle Anderson
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family,
My prayers are with you at this difficult time in the passing of Bishop Hawkins. I truly loved him. Rest InPeace.
July 14, 2010
Rest in Sweet Peace, Bishop Walter Hawkins. I know you are singing,directing,inspiring the Heavely Choir. Your music made the differnce in my life. THANK YOU AND GOD FOR THE MUSIC!
July 14, 2010
One of the greatest gospel recording artist of all time!! God has called home another soldier. May God bless the entire Hawkins family during time of bereavement.
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family my thooghts and prayers are with you.Bishop Hawikns was a great and godly man and I loved all of his songs.Just Hold On To God's Unchanging Hand
July 14, 2010
Mr. Hawkins, was one if not the best singers that I have seen on TV. God has just received an Angle. My prayers go out to your family and love ones.
July 14, 2010
WHAT CAN WE SAY??? HE,EDWIN, AND TRAIMAINE ARE THE BEST....HIS SONGS WILL ALWAYS BRING THE LOVE OF JESUS TO MY HEART FILLED WITH LOVE ALSO FOR HIS FAMILY.... WALTER,, KNOWS WE LOVE HIM AND THE HAWKINS FAMILY,,,,MAY THE GOD OF COMFORT, COMFORT US ALL...WE'LL TRULY MISS HIM....
July 14, 2010
I truly thank the Lord for the life and legacy, Bishop you will be missed and I pray the Lord will continue to comfort our family. Until we meet again
July 14, 2010
Walter Hawkins will truly be missed because his tenor voice projected some inspiring gospel music that will live on.
Alice White
Lorton, VA
July 14, 2010
No one had to wake God up, letting Him know that Walter was on his way. God already knew. And though it will be a great loss in the gospel music industry, he has opened the door to so many other great artists to carry the torch on is behalf. We love you and you will be missed. You have left this earth but your music will remain and it will be cherished.
July 14, 2010
I never met you .But you changed my life in a young age. Rest in peace.And one day we will see each other face to face. Apostle Perdue
July 14, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to the Hawkins family at this difficult time may the words at Isaiah 25;8 be of encouragement to the family and may your memories bring you comfort.
July 14, 2010
The best gospel songs in the world ,where sang by you and your brother edwin hawkin.
whom i had had the houner, to sing with in 1982.Also met walter hawkin at the gospel music workshops of america in 2004.You will the deeply missed for i know you are in a better place,Love always one of your best fans.My god be with your family,Roscoe.
July 14, 2010
I will never forget a man of God who has been a great mentor, pastor, friend and singer in my life. We had so many great times bowling, fellowshipping and just enjoying Jesus together. This is the second greatest man that left this earth. Bishop Walter Hawkins and Bishop GE Patterson they have encouraged me as was going thru my storms. Now I can say all i had to do is listen to the music and messages that they both have done in the past and apply it for the future...THANK YOU
July 14, 2010
May you the Hawkin Family and Love Center Church find comfort in knowing that Mr Hawkins is with his God, Savoir and Lord Jesus Christ whom he peached sang and talked about. The Thomas Family (Apopka Fl)
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, Because of one of God's Soldier's that served on the battlefield for the Lord. Threw Bishop's singing Ministry, I've been changed. He was, and still will be an inspiration to my soul. I pray that the love one's will be inspired to go on, and continue in Jesus name to lift up the name of Jesus. God's way's is not like our way's, nor His thought's like our thought's. But one thing is for sure, "We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Bishop is changed. Praise God's Holy name. Be encouraged, Be grateful, for all the marvelous thing's that God allowed Bishop Walter Hawkins to share with the world. God still is in control. I love you all, with the love of the Lord!

Sister In Christ,
July 14, 2010
May there be peace in knowing that he is with our heavenly Father
July 14, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family,I was sorry to hear of the passing of Pastor Walter Hawkins but we take joy in knowing that he now singing with the Angels and singing i am going up yonder to be with my Lord, I had some hardaches, and pain but know i am home at last.know that weep my endure for a night but joy comes in morning. we will truely miss him. Your family is in my prayers.
July 14, 2010
July 14, 2010
Rest in Peace Bishop
July 14, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 14, 2010
my sympathy & prayers to the hawkins family
July 14, 2010
My prayers and Condolence to the Hawkins Family...You have been an inspiration since I was a teen and I'm inspired even more today at 47 by your music. Great Gospel Music Icon, You will be truly missed Walter Hawkins..
July 14, 2010
To the Hawkins Family and all those who love Bishop Walter Hawkins; peace and love. The Hawkins Family's music and testimony is what I have followed from the very beginning. You have truly been an inspiration in my life. I feel like I am a part of your family, that is how close I am to your ministry. I don't know you personally, but I do sense that I know you spiritually. I remember seeing this family in concert in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 80's. I waited at your bus and got all of your autographs. I want to be there for the services, but I will continue to sing the songs and play the music, and get any DVD that I do not have. The Bishop sang about how he is going to act in heaven! I can see him now! May the good God we serve, wrap His eternal love of comfort on us all. God Bless You
July 14, 2010
It must be a GREAT honor to get to Heaven and walk in on them singing YOUR music. "Love Alive" was more than just the title of his albums; it was who he was. That showed consistently although I never officially met him. Praise GOD for a life well lived, and God bless his family during this time.
July 14, 2010
"I'm going away...oh yes I am...to be with Jesus..to see Him face to face. You'll look for me and I'll be gone." Those are the words from one of Walter Hawkin's songs that I still play to this day. His music carried me through some dark storms. I looked for Bishop Hawkins and he is indeed gone. But I believe he is seeing Jesus.....face to face! May the Lord bring the comfort and peace from the Holy Spirit to the Hawkins family.
July 14, 2010
My prayers goes out to the Hawkins Family and also the Love Center Church Family. Bishop Walter Hawkins will be missed but not forgotten. We thank God for loaning him to us. Rest In Peace...
July 13, 2010
They played Happy Days on the Air Force Base. All long on a pop station in the desert. Blessed it be the Lord
July 13, 2010
My prayers and sympathy are extended to the Hawkins Family during this time of breavement. "Thank you Bishop Hawkins for all you've done for us and we know where you have travel to. You are up yonder to be with your Lord."
July 13, 2010
RIP Bishop Walter Hawkins..My prayers for the Hawkins and Love Center Church Family..He is Up Yonder"".
" Betty McCullough (California).
July 13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 13, 2010
your music tiuched my life as a broken teen ager to help my healing! God bless your family in Jesus NameVita Prophetess vitalife!
July 13, 2010
We thank God for allowing your spirit and talents to be one of the many bright spots chosen by the almighty to raise the awareness of praising and rejoicing through song. Gone but never forgotten. Suffer no more my beloved brother in Christ
July 13, 2010
Hawkins Family, my "sincerst prayers" are with you. My favorite song is "Total Praise", and a true testimony in my life. So as each of you "Lift Your Hands To The Almighty God, in "Total Praise", just know that he is the "Source of your Strength". Bishop Walter Hawkins, will be greatly missed. May each of you have "A Truly BLESSED/Highly Favored Day, as much as you can.
July 13, 2010
Our prayers go out to the Hawkins Family,we have always been fans and will continue to be.I believe God has said " Well done thy good and Faithful servant.
Welcome home."
July 13, 2010
We are a blessed people for having been touched by the life and music of Bishop Walter Hawkins. "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow . . ."
July 13, 2010
I grew up listening to the Hawkins family and I too have been trying to figure out my favorite Walter Hawkins songs...I REALLY can't decide...I LOVE the following a lot...Marvelous, Thank You Lord, Forgiving God, Seasons(DL & TCS) , Dear Jesus I love, Lord I love you, Jesus Christ is the Way, He's that kind of Friend,Brand New Life (MMC), Having you There (MMC), Be Grateful, For my good, and Changed. I was blessed to see Walter in concert in Portsmouth, VA a few years ago and I could not stay in my seat. I love his craft and appreciate how SKILLED his singers were. We loved you Walter!!!! Rest in Jesus til that great getting up morning. My prayer and heart goes out to his family and church.
July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010

To the Hawkins Family:

May God give you strength to remember the all those wonderful, joyous years you shared with your gifted, creative, musical genius brother, Bishop Walter Hawkins.

Be Blessed!

The Carroll Family
July 13, 2010
Our prayers are with the Hawkins Family at this time. Find peace and comfort in the Word of God.
July 13, 2010
God's blessings and strength to the Hawkins family at this time and to the Church. We'll all miss Bishop Hawkins, his legacy, music - we thank God that he's not suffering anymore and now has a glorified body - no more pain.

Continue to be blessed of the Lord, as we always say - Look to the Lord for your strength and remember the good times - Memories always last!

God bless each of you.
July 13, 2010
Walter Hawkins was one of the best gospel song writers and singer I've ever known. I have all his music. He contributed so much to gospel music. I went to quite a number of his concerts. One of my favorite songs by him was "Heaven." Walter you are there. RIP.
July 13, 2010
July 14,2010"Hawkins Family",
Our Prayers and thoughts go out to you.
I've loved all of his music it was very inspiritual to my soul he will be missed.
Mr. and Mrs. Leora and Harry Carr,Gary Indiana
July 13, 2010
To: All Bishop Walter Hawkins listeners, remember the way his songs told your story. Read the Word,Trust and Believe "JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY" just confess and say, "THE LORDS PRAYER" put it into your heart to "FOLLOW HIM" (ME). Your soul will be 'CHANGED" and every moment you will just "THANK YOU LORD!" For those words and the life Jesus gave for you will make you, "BE GRATEFUL." This will satisfy you soul, "FOR THE MARVELOUS THINGS, HE HAS DONE.” Because “JESUS IS THAT KIND OF FRIEND.” Again, the day you find Jesus, “OH, HAPPY DAY” That feeling is “ONLY A PRAYER AWAY.” Ask, ask, ask and believe “He will “COME BY HERE.” Tell GOD with your whole heart “DEAR JESUS I LOVE YOU” and you will have “ETERNAL LIFE” so that you will be “GOIN UP YONDER.” Trust, you will be “GOIN TO A PLACE.” Thank you God for composing these songs, so Bishop Walter Hawkins can present them as my soul says, “I'M NOT THE SAME” As Bishop Hawkins leaves his memory of “I'M GONE AWAY” Thank YOU AGAIN LORD, FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE FOR ME…….QUINELLA
July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010
R.I.P. Walter Hawkins
July 13, 2010
Hawkins Family,
This great music will remain in our lives forever. Thanks for such a wonderful gift.
July 13, 2010
My prayers and condolences go out to the Hawkins Family. Bishop Hawkins will be greatly missed especially from the music ministry arena. I grew up with the songs of Walter and Edwin Hawkins and the family. God gave us gifts in the body to be used to help advance the kingdom of God. May God abide with you now and in the days ahead..
Susie Peterson (Atlanta, GA)
July 13, 2010
I have always thought of you as one of my favorite in the gospel world. What a loss to the body of Christ but a gain in heaven.
Rest In Peace my brother
Denise Jones Newark New Jersey
July 13, 2010
May the peace of our Lord and Saviour rest upon The Hawkins Family,I know He will be your strenght. The entire body of Christ feels a loss. We thanks you Jesus for sharing such a precious part of yourself with us in the person of Bishop Walter Hawkins. During one of the darkest times in my life the Lord allowed me to hear a song entitled Full and Complete,It saved my life. God Bless and Keep you.
July 13, 2010
When I HEARD OF Bishop Walter Hawkins passing,I though to myself,I never got the chance to say thank you. So to the Hawkins family I say thank you for inspiring and blessing me with your music for over forty years. God bless you all. Joseph R.Howard Summerville,S.C.
July 13, 2010
We are praying for the family. His music will live in our hearts for ever!
July 13, 2010
Hawkins Family,
Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. We didn't know Mr. Hawkins personally, but, we did know his music. Rest in peace my brother.

Benifield Family, Macon, Georgia
July 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the hawkins family and the love center family. God Bless
July 13, 2010
Your voice will be missed! (singing & preaching.)

I use to listen to your singing as I grew up. I always said that there will never be a voice like the one God gave you!
You will be missed!
July 13, 2010
we love you walter and will miss you but you shouting down the streets paved in gold and singing in the greatest choir created so soar on and we will see you on the otherside
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family I sind my condolences. The songs I sang solo in the Choir were and still are those inspired by Walter Hawkins and the Love center Choir. The most anointed choir that i have ever felt, Thank you Walter for being a part of my Life. W shall continue on singing the songs God inspired you to write

Danna
July 13, 2010
Sorry to hear of the passing of a great singer and a anointed man of God. In song he lead us to know who and what our God is about! Will miss him and pray for the Hawkins Family and Bishop Walter Hawkins Church Family and Choir. I am so thankful I purchased his DVD taped at Bishop G.E. Patterson's church feauturing so many great singers. It is a beautiful DVD.
God Bless You Bishop Hawkins for so many years of beautiful music.
July 13, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hawkins family, a great and godly man us left us much to soon. I will never forget the many hours of his music that ministred to my soul. May He rest in Peace.
July 13, 2010
+to the hawkins family my prayers are with you . may the holy spirit comfort you during this season . antionette daivs jacksonville. fla.
July 13, 2010
we in canton ohio will greatly miss Bishop Hawkins and the music that he gave us, we loved him and we are surly praying for the family


We loved him but God knows best......
July 13, 2010
Sorry to hear about one of the most anointed singer and leader of all times. I love all of his songs. He was a very powerful man of God. Family I am praying for you. Keep the faith, and know that God will be by your side as you go through your grief...Sadie C. Raindrop(Holly Ridge,NC)
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family, may God be with you and strengthen you during this time. Pastor Hawkins was an anointed man of God and I will always cherish his life, music and pastoral legacy. Pastor Hawkins was a great man and was blessed with a beautiful spirit. He has blessed my life beyond measure. He encouraged me to fully live my life and hold onto a steadfast faith in God. I honor Pastor's life. You are loved family. Be blessed.
July 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hawkins Family and The Love Center Family.
July 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 13, 2010
R.I.P.
July 13, 2010
Thanks so very much for allowing your light to shine through your music and songs. May the Hawkins family and Love Center Ministries family find comfort in knowing that Bishop Hawkins fought a good fight, he kept the faith and he finished his course. "When I See Jesus, AMEN."
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family and the Love Center Ministries family:
We offer our sincere condolences in the going home of Bishop Hawkins. We thank God for his many years of praising God through music and songs. We thank God that he was not selfish with his talents and his gifts, but he encouraged others and taught others to give of their best to the Master. We will forever hold his memory close in our hearts and thank God that his music will live forever and ever. He continued to shout God's praises in the midst of his battles. I know God has given him peace, and he has moved from his earthly home to that place where the wicked shall cease from troubling and the weary shall be at rest.
July 13, 2010
Look to the hills from whence your help cometh.We will see(Walter)in the rapture. Luv DELOIS,KANSAS CITY KS
July 13, 2010
Bishop Hawkins will be greatly missed but his music will live on forever! God Bless you Bishop for touching my life and others through music and song.
July 13, 2010
Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Hawkins family. Bishop Hawkins leaves a legency behind that can never be measured. He is at rest now and singing with the angels in that Heavenly Choir. He will be missed.
July 13, 2010
I was so saddened to hear of Bishop Walter Hawkins passing. What a gifted man of God. His voice and music was such an inspiration-- words cannot describe. My prayers go out to the entire family for strength.

Chrystal, South Bend, IN
July 13, 2010
"MY HEART HURTS FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD'S HEAVENLY CHOIR HAS A NEW MEMBER. MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. TIME AND PRAYER ARE GREAT HEALERS."
July 13, 2010
MAY GOD BLESS THE HAWKINS FAMILY AND THE LOVE CENTER ALWAYS.
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family and the Love Center Family:

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you and always Thankful for the beautiful music you left to enjoy at all times and forever thank you Bishop Hawkins I will always assoicate OH HAPPY DAY WITH WALTER HAWKINS AND THE LOVE CENTER CHOIR. GOD BLESS YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
July 13, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 13, 2010
May God Bless The Entire Hawkins Family During This Time Of Sorrow! I Pray Strength In The Lord For You All...
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins family i,m so sorry for your lost of a good christian man he song for the Lord i just love to hear him sing pastor Hawkins was a God sent man.
July 13, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Pastor Hawkins. I just heard him singing on a song with Donald Lawrence, "It's Your Season". I have always enjoyed hearing him sing. He was anointed and belief he was a child of God. May God be with the family. I will keep you in my prayers.We love him, but God's him best. (G.Barnes, Robersonville, N.C.)
July 13, 2010
Sorry to hear of the passing of our brother and friend to the family keep your head up, we loved him but God loved him best come on my son and take your rest in his arms. The family is in my prayers.
July 13, 2010
"To the Hawkins Family remembering the song's we would sing on Sunday Morning we would song's like Oh happy Day and Many Other's we would see them all at Gospel Music Workshop's along with Rev James Cleveland and Rev Charles Nicks and so many others of the Gospel Music Work Shop. rest in knowing that love one is now in a land that he will never grow old. he is at Rest Now. Rest On My Brother.
July 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 13, 2010
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.
July 13, 2010
TO THE HAWKIN'S FAMILY
ANOTHER SOILDER'S BATTLE HAS BEEN WON.MAY YOU ALL FIND SOME COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL. THE SHORT TIME THAT I ATTENDED LOVE CENTER WAS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST TIME'S OF MY LIFE. WE WILL MISS HIM BUT WALTER'S JOB DOWN HERE ON EARTH IS DONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.
July 13, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 13, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 13, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY - I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HAVE ENJOYED YOUR MUSIC FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I HAVE BEEN CHANGED BECAUSE OF IT.
July 13, 2010


To the Hawkins Family and The Love Center Family along with Mother Shirley Miller:

I loved the music of Walter Hawkins and the family for many years growing up on the COGIC faith in St.Louis Missouri. I remember when "Old Happy Day " first came out. I remember when my family or group called the Sunrise Singers from Nazareth Temple COGIC along with the Nazareth choir first sung this song in a small house which was then our church on Spring and Garfield or St. Ferdnand. I loved listening to all his music. He will be missed and his music legacy will live on in our lives. When I moved to California I remember hearing him at Ephesians COGIC at the Convocation years ago. May God bless each of you. I have more stories of them at various music event along with Yvette Flunder. May God comfort o
July 13, 2010
Your beautiful music wil be truly missed; my radio reception gives out enroute to work, so I listen to the 25th anniv. tape everyday ,including today. Clarissa C. Driskell-Macon,Ga.
July 13, 2010
I AM SO SORRY OF HEARING OF THE PASSING OF BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS.I REMEMBER SING THE LEAD ON"OH HAPPY DAY IN MY ANACOSTIA HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR IN WASHINGTON,D.C. I GOT TO MEET THE BISHOP WHEN I SANG WITH UNION TEMPLE YOUNG ADULT CHOIR UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD SMALLWOOD.IT WAS SUCH A DELIGHT TO MEET SUCH A BIGGER THAN LIFE PERSON. YOU TOUCH MY LIFE AND WILL TRULY BE MISSED. THE HAWKINS FAMILY HAS MY PRAYERS.
July 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 13, 2010
May God bless the Hawkins Family & Friends as they mourn the loss of Walter Hawkins.
July 13, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY ,I WILL ALWAYS BE REMINDED OF HIS SONG "JUST A PRAYER A WAY",PRAISE BE TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,BISHOP HAWKINS IS AN INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME,YES JESUS IS JUST A PRAYER AWAY,MAY THE LORD BE YOUR COMFORT AND THE HOLY GHOST BE YOUR COMFORTER IN THIS TIME OF BEREAVEMENT..GOD BLESS YOU ,YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.ALFORD E. HORTON LANCASTER ,CALIF.
July 13, 2010
TO THE WALTER HAWKINS FAMILY
GIVE MY LOVE BIESSING
July 13, 2010
Our prayers are with the Hawkins family - I pray that our GOD will comfort and care for you- and may his blessings and love sustain you!
EMM
July 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 13, 2010
May God strengthen the family of Bishop Walter Hawkins. Many prayers go up for both his immediate family and his church family. Keep that "Love Alive" that he sang about in many of his songs.
July 13, 2010
We will continue to listen, play, watch,and enjoy the music written and coordinated by the late Bishop Walter Hawkins.I LOVED SINGING MANY OF HIS SONGS IN MANY DIFFERENT CHOIRS & WORKSHOPS!!!

We pray God will continue to bless and keep The Hawkins Families in his tender,loving care.

Nancy,Raphael,and Raphaella'
(The Howell Family)
July 13, 2010
My prayers are with the family. He told us where he was going a few years back when he penned,"if you want to know where I'm going, I'm going up yonder to be with the Lord. The he told us how Marevelous everything was, and we knew that a Change had come over him. Do take comfort in the words of his songs.His purpose was to encourage our hearts, and that is what he did. He will be truly missed. Just think about who he will be with, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He can really say Be Grateful. Even so, he can reign with the likes of Mahilia Jackson, thomas Dorsey. James Cleveland Jester Hariston, Timothy Wright, Winan Wow, wow what a choir. Listen and you will hear the songs from that heavenly choir. . We will miss him. Be encouraged family; His work was done. Thank you God for sending him our way. We are better ane we can continue.
July 13, 2010
To the Family of Walter Hawkins... I grew up listening to his music and his gift will be missed greatly... May the Peace of God and the Power of His Healing Virtue continue to keep your hearts during this very difficult hour of breavement.
July 13, 2010
I'm so sad to hear of the "Homegoing" of one of my favorites of all times. To His family and church family, may God give you strength to endure your loss. Keep the "Love Alive" with all of the fond memories of him he leaves behind. God Bless!
Ina ( Cleveland, Ohio)
July 13, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with the Hawkins family at this time.
July 13, 2010
My Paryer goes out to the Hawkins Family
July 13, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the gifts that he shared with the world forever. May you find peace in knowing that he is now a member of the eternal Heavenly Choir!
July 13, 2010
To Hawkins Family praying for you we will always cherish the memories.
July 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hawkins Family and to Love Center Ministries.
July 13, 2010
TO THE WALTER HAWKINS FAMILY.WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY.THOSE WE LOVE DON'T GO AWAY THEY WALK BESIDE US VERY DAY, UNSEEN, UNHEARD,BUT ALWAYS NEAR,STILL LOVED, STILL MISSED AND VERY DEAR.
July 13, 2010
While growing up, Walter Hawkins inspired songs helped my children stay on the right track, along with prayer. Pastor Buckley
July 13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 13, 2010
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOST BUT TO BE ABSENT IN THE BODY IS TO BE PRESNET WITH THE LORD I REJOICE WITH YOU ALL
July 13, 2010
May God be with the Hawkins family as only He can and will in Jesus Christ precious name.
July 13, 2010
A voice gone, but not forgotten... To the Hawkins family may GODs forever blessing be upon you at this time
July 13, 2010
My prayers are with you. May the Holy Spirit comfort you during this season.
July 13, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins,
Thanks for sharing your gifts with us. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. May fond memories of you give them comfort.
July 13, 2010
your voice will nvr be forgotten.. thank you and the Hawkins Family for all the music over the years!!
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Bishop Walter Hawkins was a legend and my favorite gospel male artist. I had the opportunity of driving Bishop Hawkins and Edwin to the airport in Memphis to catch a flight back to Oakland a few years ago. I enjoyed our conversation and both brothers made me laugh and clearly Bishop was the boss. Bishop Hawkins was very loving person and his presence would light up a room. I love the entire Hawkins Family.

Rose Tyson-Vallejo, CA
July 13, 2010
My prayers are with the Hawkins Family. They are one of my favorite choirs. May you find peace,joy and healing doing your time of bearevment. Ramanda Williams
July 13, 2010
I was at a gospel celebration when the announcement was made that Bishop Walter Hawkins had went to go be with the Lord. My heart and prayers goes out to the Hawkins family during this time. He will be greatly missed by the body but his is now resting in the arms of Jesus.
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. I believe tht Pastor Hawkins will be singing Oh happy Day in heaven. may God strengthen you.
July 13, 2010
My prayer are with the Hawkins Family. May God keep you strong at this time. He was a Great and Wonderful Man. He will surely be miss.

Francis Kennedy, San Leandro, Ca
July 13, 2010
To The family of Bishop Walter Hawkins we are so bless to have enjoyed his spirituals gifts he shared with us. Thank God for a brave soldier in the Army Of The LORD.

M.Stockton, Martinsville, Va.
July 13, 2010
Bishop Hawkins....you introduced mainstream America to gospel music with your hit "Oh Happy Day". You, your brother Edwin, and the entire Hawkin family are the true pioneers of gospel music. Rest in peace.
July 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 13, 2010
MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY.
WE BLELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN AND SO WE BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL BRING WITH JESUS THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP IN HIM..... 1 THESSALONIANS 4:14...... OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU....
July 13, 2010
TO THE WALTER HAWKINS FAMILY:

YOUR MUSIC MINISTRY TOUCHED MY LIFE DURING MY ATTENDANCE AT JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY FROM 74 TO 78. AS A STUDENT
I PARTICIPATED IN THE JSU GOSPEL CHOIR.
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SONGS WAS "CHANGE."
I THANK GOD FOR ALLOWING ALL OF YOU TO
PASS OUR WAY. WALTER, THANK YOU FOR A
LIFE LIVED WELL. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT
NOT FORGOTTEN!
July 13, 2010


My prayers go out to the Hawkins Family in the lost of Bishop Walter Hawkins he will surely be missed.
July 13, 2010
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Hawkins Family. Remember God will give you a rainbow after the storm. Rest in peace Bishop. Thanks for the music and the memories.
July 13, 2010
To The Hawkins Family and the Love Center Congregation. My thoughts and prayer are you, during this Time. I have all the Hawkins music collected and it's a blessing, I thank you so your "special Gifts" that touch my Life and World.
July 13, 2010
What a gifted talent from God to not only gospel but to the World! Singer, songwriter, producer, director, preacher, teacher, pastor, the multi-talented Bishop Walter Hawkins will be sorely missed from among us. Thank God for his ministry gifts which will live forever. I pray for his family, Love Center Church, and the body of Christ. Thank you Lord for lending him to us for such a time as this.

Sandra L. Taylor, New York, NY
July 13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hawkins family and the Love Alive Church family. May the Lord strengthen you during the most difficult time.
July 13, 2010
May God bless and Keep the family of Bishop Walter Hawkins. He truly made a special contribution to the Gospel Music industry and was a great source of inspiration through his church and music ministry. The world will deeply miss him, but his legacy will live on forever.
July 13, 2010
Sorry for your lost he will be truly missed i will keep the family in my prayers
July 13, 2010
Walter Hawkins was a former pastor of mine in 1992. Under his spiritual leadership and teachings, I was able to discern the Bible and allow God to use me for his glory. My life truly changed as I moved to a higher spiritual plateau. I am forever grateful as he was truly instrumental in my spiritual growth. Thank you Walter and Thank God for allowing you to touch so many lives in a postive manner. I will never forget him.
Peace!
July 13, 2010
I remember growing up as a child listening to the Love Center Choir on my portable turn table (Love Alive). The powerful lyrics and voices made me want to be apart of it. Low and behold, I got stationed in Oakland and later became a member of the Love Center Church and later the choir. What fun it was. A dream come true. That's when I found out that this man could really preach. I grew up in the church and now 49 years old and have not experienced another preacher like him. My thoughts are with you Lynette, Feddie, Carol, Edwin and the rest of the family. Keep pressing on ya'll.
July 13, 2010
Walter Hawkins was one of my favorite gospel singers. His music will live on forever.
July 13, 2010
THANK GOD FOR GIVING US WALTER HAWKINS. HE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE POSITIVE CHANGES IN GOSPEL MUSIC.

I KNOW THE HEAVENLY CHOIR HAS WELCOMED HIM WITH OPEN ARMS AND ARE SHOUTING FOR JOY.

WALTER'S SINGING AND ALSO HIS MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS HAS TRULY INSPIRED ME THROUGH OUT THE YEARS. I WILL CHERISH MY COLLECTION OF HIS MUSIC ALWAYS.

THANK YOU BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS FOR SHARING............

~ MARILYN WILEY-WILSON ~
WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA
July 13, 2010
Hawkins family my heart aches for you at this time of your lost. I was blessed to have been able to meet and take a picture with Bishop Walter and Sir Edwin at a recording tribute service for Bishop G.E. Patterson in Memphis, TN in 2008. I will treasure it always. You are in my prayers. His songs will live on as our memories of him will.It's right and good.
July 13, 2010
To the family and friends of Bishop Hawkins,
I am sorry for the pain you are feeling now. I am thankful for the blessings we all received from Bishop Hawkins' life. I know God can and will comfort and strengthen you.
Min. T. Ervin, Florence, S C
July 13, 2010
May God give strength and comfort to the Hawkins family during this time of loss. I have found comfort in the music composed and sung by members of this family in my times of distress and joy.
July 13, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 13, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family and Friends: with Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy.
July 13, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with the Hawkins family at this time.
Lynnea Bailey
July 13, 2010
Bishope Walter Hawkins
Take your well deserve rest within heavens gates.
We will miss you down here on Earth.
But where you are now I know you would'nt change a single thing.
many down here loved you but God loved you best!
July 13, 2010
What an awesome gift that God gave to us in Bishop Walter Hawkins! His music has inspired me since my first exposure to "Oh Happy Day" as a young boy in love with gospel music. I am better because of the music of Walter Hawkins and although saddened by his passing, I'm delighted to know that he has now walked into eternal healing in the arms of the Savior!
July 13, 2010
To the Family of Bishop Walter Hawkins I am praying that God will Bless your Family during the time of the lost of our Bishop. Heaven has gain a Wonderful Angel and now we can rejoice of his Home going. I Saw him and the Hawkins family back in 80's Plus years In Cincinnati & Dayton Ohio also at C.O.G.I.C. Convention in Tennessee. I Love his Singing,"What Is This" that he did on Bishop Patterson Tribute.He will be miss but his painful day are over. Look to God for all of your healing..Ohio Love You..
July 13, 2010
Walter was truly a wonderful man. Not only was he good looking, He was talented too. I shall never forget him.
July 13, 2010
My thoughts are prayers are with the entire Hawkins Family. Bishop Hawkins' music and ministry touched myself and so many others. He is in a place now where he will suffer no more. Thank Lord for allowing us to have Bishop Hawkins for just a little while.
July 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 13, 2010
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Bishop Hawkins several years ago as he prepared to minister at The St. James Presbyterian Church in our area. He was such a passionate man, what blessed me the most was the fact that I was not a world renowed pastor and he treated me and my sister Prophetess Holmes with the utmost respect. I will always treasure his music and his preaching. I do believe that if Bishop Hawkins couldn't sing you happy, he could preach you happy. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain, rest Bishop and we'll see you in the morning.
July 13, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 13, 2010
May he rest in the loving arms of Jesus!
July 13, 2010
Hawkins Family: Our sincerest prayers are with you, as our father, brother and friend reunites with our Lord and Savior. He was truly an inspiration to my husband as he was many miles away singing in Oakland. It was his prayers and obedience to the Lord, that kept my husband in the faith. We pay homage and tribute to an awesome man of God..Our prayers are with you always.
July 13, 2010
What A "Marvelous" thing you've done. You will be missed. Heaven sent us a Special Gift; now it's time for you to Go Away, to a place prepared just for you. Take rest tired soldier, and lean on the Lord's shoulder, you have fought a Good Fight and you have Finished your course..So good night...See you in the morning...
July 13, 2010
Dear Hawkins Family,

I was sorry to hear of Bishop Hawkins' illness and passing. His Love Alive II album made such an impression on my spiritual life and those of my classmates as well.

I attended Catholic school. Each class took turns organizing the weekly Mass. Many of my classmates were not Catholic and the way we worshipped was very different. But when we got our hands on Love Alive II it really made a great difference for us -- we really began to worship TOGETHER. Those songs, Never Alone and Be Grateful especially, bound us to one another more and more. It gave some folks a chance to share their beautiful voices and really expanded our view of what true praise can be.

I know that while you mourn this loss, you are rejoicing in the wonderful life Bishop Hawkins lived. He touched so many lives, including those of a bunch of 6th graders in Bessemer, Alabama.
July 13, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 13, 2010
Hold fast to your faith family we all love him but God loved him best.
Rev. Dr. D.E.Nesbitt Jr
July 13, 2010
My condolences to the entire Hawkins Family. I've listened to their music for so long that I feel like I am a part of the family. What a wonderfully, blessed Pastor and man of God!!!! The music will live on forever!!!! Absent from the body, present with the Lord!!!!!!
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family: May god love strengthen you thru this difficult time. Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understandings and he will see you thru this.
July 13, 2010
So sorry for your lost.
July 13, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 13, 2010
We have lost a great visionary. Walter's gift of ministry through music will be missed by many.

I remember the voices that came out of the theatre when they moved to the 35th & MacArthur location the Laurel District was never the same in sound.
We grieve with all of the Hawkins and many artists as a true gospel icon has gone over to up yonder. Love to the family.....
July 13, 2010
TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY:
ANOTHER SOLDIER HAS FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, KEPT THE FAITH AND NOW SINGS IN THAT HEAVENLY CHOIR. WE THE HOLLYWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH OF POWHATAN, VA WISH TO EXPRESS OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY ON THE PASSING OF BISHOP WALTER HAWKINS. A MAN WHO SUNG FROM HIS HEART AND GAVE US SO MANY WONDERFUL SERMONS THROUGH HIS MUSIC. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS VALLEY EXPERIENCE. OUR CONGREGATION WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CHURCH FAMILY UP IN PRAYER TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ON HIGH.
July 13, 2010
To the entire Hawkins family. All of you are in my prayers as I pray that God will wipe all tears from your eyes. "Heaven sent you such a beautiful gift in Bishop Hawkins." We will cherish his anoiting forever. Lift up your heads O ye gates; be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in.
July 13, 2010
Bishop Walter Hawkins will truly be missed in our community. He was a giant in the gospel music industry as well as a wondaerful pastor. My deepest sympathy to the family.
July 13, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010
your songs has touch a many people on this earth, my prayers to the family.
July 13, 2010
To Walter Hawkins Family:
We have lost one of God's Anointed
now he's singing in that Heavenly Choir
"blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted"
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family
May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is now resting in the arms of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
July 13, 2010
God bless and keep you in His care.
July 13, 2010
My condolences to the Hawkins Family.
July 13, 2010
Walter Hawkins was a legend and has BLESSED many people with his music of inspiration, he will be missed by all and the family will be in everyones prayers.
July 13, 2010
To the family of this remarkable man of God. You have my prayers. I always loved his songs but this year I watch unsong and became a fan. I saw a testimony in Walter. You saw the good and lows in this man's life. He was a determined person who never gave up!!!!! People told him he could sing. I thought he sound aiight but his life and ministry touch me. He touch the gay and straight but what hit me the most he did the funeral for Slyvester. He didnt judge you he love you like Chirst loves us daily. (teaR) THANKS YOU GOD FOR ALLOWING THIS MAN TO LIVE 61 YEARS! HE TOUCHED US IN SO MANY WAYS!!!

REST IN HEAVEN
WALTER
July 13, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 13, 2010
To The Hawkins Family: I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Bishop Walter Hawkins, but I thank God that He had him hear to bless us with such annointed and powerful music that will always be with us. Bishop Hawkins will truly be missed. God;s blessings and comfort to you all. - Linda Johnson (Philadelphia, PA)
July 13, 2010
I still love the first Love Alive ablbums. I have a friend I still play almost daily on my CD of gospel favorites. I have my daugther do me CDs and rave about the 1976 and 1977 CDs and the songs our choir sang from them. Be Grateful, and I still cry from Im Going Away to this day. God Bless and keep you Hawkins Family. Mr. Hawkins legacy will live on forever.
July 13, 2010
To the Hawkins Family:

LOVE ALIVE!!!
July 13, 2010
Our prayers are with the Hawklin's Family.He will be missed greatly. May God bless all of you. AMacon (Raleigh NC)
July 13, 2010
Another great voice added to the Heavenly Choir. Rest in peace Walter Hawkins. Thanks for the beautiful music.
July 13, 2010
Praise God for his life. One of my aunt's favorite songs was "What is this?" Houston, Texas
July 13, 2010
Thank you, Hawkins Family, for sharing your blessing with the world. Walter Hawkins was an extremely talented man. Having had the opportunity to sing with him in concert was a unique experience. He was a man of perfection and his music shows it. The world will miss his brillance as, I know, you will miss his presence. May God continue to watch over you and bless you. His legacy will live on in hi music.
July 13, 2010
Wow!!What a time. Our prayers go out to the Hawkins Family. Truly Bishop Hawkins was blessed Musically as well as Gifted in The word. An era has had a link broken from its chain. But the word says "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. He said I'm going away, I really Love the Lord, Going Up Yonder and Changed all are Testaments to what we all must go through. May The Word and those around the Hawkins family pray for them, be there for them and give them strength. The Kennedy and Hannah Family
July 13, 2010
To the family,
I thank God for Bishop Hawkins music, He shared with us. He will be greatly missed by many. To my Spiritually Family, Lift up your head high and give God some praises, Because, He was saved and one of God's Holy Mens and not suffering no more. Because out of all his suffering, God's said just one moment in his kingdom will pay for it all. God seen that his son was tried and He call him home to rest. Always remember I Love you all.
I'm Praying for the Family
July 13, 2010
To The Hawkins Family - May you soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Bishop Hawkins will be remain a jewel in all of our hearts and his music will live on and on. Take you rest BISHOP HAWKINS we loved you, but God loves you best. RIP
July 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. GOD will see you through this difficult time.
July 13, 2010
As Pastor Walter Hawkins taught us, "Don't Wait Till the Battle is Over, Shout Now!" We know that he is rejoicing and it is his "O Happy Day!"

God's blessings to his family, church family, and friends! God will see you through just as He did Pastor Hawkins.
July 13, 2010