Emma Jean Phelps Hawkins, 78, of Richmond Hill, received her port call Dec. 10, 2012.
She was a faithful member of Daniel Baptist Church, Sarah's Seekers Sunday School Class, and The Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, CSM (ret.) Willie Hawkins; a son Ronald W. Hawkins; mother, Maude Gabbard; sister, Carolyn Phelps; sons-in-law, SSG (ret.) Philip Diehl and SFC (ret.) Roger Reed.
She is survived by her children, Clarice Diehl of Richmond Hill, Cheryl (Steve) Harris of Ludowici and Rick Hawkins of Richmond Hill; a sister, Louise (Woody) Woodward of Burns, Ore.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel in Richmond Hill. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Daniel Baptist Church with burial to follow at Daniel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.carterbryanchapel.com.