Leonard D. Hawkes (1938 - 2014)

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Leonard D. Hawkes

Age 76 peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Leonard retired from the Wilmington Housing Authority in 2001, with 38 years of service.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Robert Hawkes Driver, Arthur Hawkes, Beatrice Butcher and granddaughter Brooklynn.

Leonard was the devoted husband of Jacqueline Stevens Hawkes and son of the late Robert and Laura Driver Hawkes. Loving father of Debra (Gary) Smith, Victoria Hawkes-Berry, Bernard (Crystal) Hawkes, Frederick Hawkes and the late Leonard Jr. Brother of Frederick E., Chester and Sandra Hawkes, Loretta (Joe) Baise, Frances (Sam) Bates, Betty (Melvin) Wing, Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren; 22 Great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Leonard also leaves to cherish his memories a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Service of celebration 10 am Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Ezion-Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 800 N. Walnut St., Wilmington, DE. Viewing held from 8-10 am with formal homegoing services to follow. Interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park.




(302) 377-6906

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Evan W. Smith Funeral Services
201 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
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Published in The News Journal on Aug. 15, 2014
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