Ernest C. Hawkins, Jr.|
Portsmouth - Ernest C. Hawkins, Jr., age 74, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2013 in Newport News. He was a native of Portsmouth and resident for 74 years.
Ernie was a self employed Land Surveyor with Ernest C. Hawkins, Jr. and Associates. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Portsmouth, past President and member of Virginia Association of Surveyors, and past member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest C. Hawkins, Sr. and Mildred I. Hawkins. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara C. Hawkins; son, Billy Hawkins and wife, Bari; daughters, Sherry L. Hawkins and Angie Williamson; grandchildren, Zachary Area and Brenden Area; brother, Donald L. Hawkins and wife, Bonnie; sisters, Peggy Rawls and husband, Larry and Deborah Howell and husband, Lloyd; nieces, Amy Cross and husband, Sam, Kelly Saponaro, and Lara Cook; and nephew, Grandin Howell.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton. A celebration of Ernie's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens, Hampton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Association of Surveyors Scholarship Fund, 8752 Landmark Road, Richmond, VA 23228
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2013