Virginia Johnson Hawkins of Lynchburg died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 after a short illness. She was born on July 27, 1924 in Bedford County to the late James Alfred Johnson and Elizabeth Key Johnson and a brother, James William (Bill) Johnson, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of almost 68 years, Clifton Franklin Hawkins, sons, John C. Hawkins of Lynchburg, Wayne A. Hawkins (Stephanie) of Amelia, and daughter, Barbara H. Dieterman (John) of Saint Simons Island, GA.; Grandchildren, Christina Elwell (Jason) of Panama City Beach, FL, Kathleen Sammarco (Dino) of Atlanta, GA, Emily Shultz of Lynchburg, Stephanie Hayes (Adam) of Brunswick, GA, Danielle Hawkins, Taylor Hawkins and Cody Hawkins of Amelia and great-granddaughters, Emma Elwell of Panama City Beach, FL and Avery Hayes of Brunswick, GA; very special neighbors and friends, Joyce Maddox, Carl and Cynthia Bond, Bill and Ida Powell, Lewis and Shirley Moorman and Joe Reed all of Lynchburg; and members of the Wesley Chapel Class. Virginia attended Montvale High School and Phillips Business College and was employed by JC Penney and Hawkins Ice and Coal Company. She was a faithful member of Centenary United Methodist Church and Wesley Chapel Class. Virginia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was known by her family to always have homemade cookies available for all to enjoy. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Service 427 Graves Mill Rd. Lynchburg. A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard H. Ecklund followed by entombment at Virginia Memorial Park. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 1501 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory (434) 239-2405 is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com.
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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory
427 Graves Mill Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014