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Mary Frances Hawkins, 69, of St. John, Ind., formerly of Quincy, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 31, 2013) in the William J. Rice Memorial Care Center in Munster, Ind.

She was born April 6, 1944, in LaGrange, Mo., a daughter of Elgie and Velma Hickman Humphrey. She married Jackie R. Hawkins Sr. on March 19, 1960, and he survives.

Mary was employed at Motorola, Quincy Paper Box and Wal-Mart, where she worked for 15 years, retiring in April 2012. She relocated from Quincy to New Haven, Ind., following her retirement.

Mary attended LaGrange High School. She was a member of the Cathedral of Worship in Quincy.

Minister Mary Hawkins was an ordained minister of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Under the leadership of Bishop E.L. Warren, she grew and was responsible for a number of positions at the church.

Mary had a passion for seeing the lives of women transformed by the word of God and by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Survivors include her sisters, Shirley Shephard and her husband, Gilbert, of Quincy and Sue Benson and her husband, Michael, of Davenport, Iowa; two daughters, Anita Day and her husband, Jonathan, of Harvey, and Sonya Robinson and her husband, Patrick, of St. John, Ind.; her son, Jackie Richard Hawkins Jr. and his wife, Aysha, of Quincy; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carol Lewis; a daughter, Deanna Flannigan; and her grandson, Jackie R. Hawkins III.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Cathedral of Worship with the Rev. E.L. Warren conducting. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: Breast cancer research.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2014
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