Gloria Jean Wilt Hawkinson
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Gloria passed away suddenly and peacefully on Feb. 21, 2014 at her home in Millsboro, De.
Gloria was born in Baltimore, Md. on Aug. 2, 1945. The daughter of Earl and Pauline Wilt (who are deceased). Gloria is survived by her beloved husband, Carl Hawkinson. She is also survived by her loving sons, Francis Okoniewski and wife Christine and their two children, Meghan & Jack of Wilmington; Daniel Okoniewski and his wife Dina and their two children Emma and Jake of Bear, De.; Sister, Connie Wilt Cecil(Danny) and brother, Earl Wilt (Rita), several nieces and nephews and also a stepson Richard and his wife Christine and their daughter Ella from Phila. Her family was her life - she loved them more than anything in the world.
Gloria graduated from William Penn High School (Home Coming Queen) and attended Goldey Beacom. For over 23 years she was employed as a certified Gemologist, most recently employed by Robbins Diamonds.
Decorating, entertaining, music and traveling the world with her husband were some of her passions. She & Carl loved exploring the different countries they visited from China to Egypt and many more.
No one could tell a joke like Gloria, she made people laugh and lifted the spirits of all who knew her. Not only will she be sorely missed by her family and friends, but by her beloved cats. She was loved.
Funeral arrangements are private and the family requests donations be sent to
Faithful Friends and/or SPCA of Sussex County.
Published in The News Journal from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2014