Essie Lee Hawkins Essie Lee Hawkins departed this life on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Stormont-Vail Medical Center. She was born September 7, 1930, in Sunshine, Arkansas, to the parentage of Essie and Ezekiel Hawkins. Earlier in life she united with the St. Marion Missionary Baptist Church in Sunshine, Arkansas. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Topeka. Essie will lie in state from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 4, at Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, with family receiving friends from 4-7 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 5, at Asbury-Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. Burial at Topeka Cemetery.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Feb. 2, 2011