Steward James Myles Hawkins
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James confessed Christ at an early age and made Coppins Chapel A.M.E. Church his home until his transition. James was very passionate about education and he graduated from Dora High School Class of 1961. He also received several trade and College degrees in Accounting, Welding, and Electrical after finishing his services in The United States Army. James served in the Vietnam War and received honorable discharge. He started a career as a Coal Miner and worked at Segeco Mines , Mary Lee #1 & #2, and retired from Shoal Creek Mines(Drummond Coal Company) after serving 32 years. James served as Steward at Coppins Chapel A.M.E. Church all of his life and was dedicated to Coppins Chapel and made sure that everything was handled in order. He attended The Annual A.M.E. Conference every year and made sure other members attended as well. James worshipped with other Churches in the Community faithfully and he shared his knowledge and wisdom of GOD and it showed upon him. If you ever spoked with James this year, you would know his favorite saying" I Love You and GOD loves YOU too. James leaves to honor and cherish wonderful memories of 53 years his wife, Erma J.Hawkins; Children: James G. Hawkins, Frank C. Hawkins(Alma ),James M.Hawkins Jr. (JeToya), Blenda Marie Simmons (James) and Jean Letrease Johnson (Marc); 15 Wonderful Grandkids in his eyes: Ashley, Kalah,Jerica, XXavier, Cierra, Jorian, Kennedi, Alexa, Jaida, Farrah, Kobe, Justin, Jordan, Kassidy and Broc, (his main man); Six Great Grands; Adden, Kenley, Isiaiah, Allysen, Aubrii, and Myla; Siblings: William Hawkins, Curtis J. Hawkins, Corine Brooks, Wilma James, Augusta Jones, Myrtle Hawkins and Mary G. Hawkins; Special Loved Ones : Rev. Manasseh Hawkins and Jernevia Harris; And a host of nieces, nephews, sisters-in law, brothers-in law, cousins, and friends. Funeral Service is Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Coppins Chapel A.M.E. Church with burial to follow in the Alabama National Cemetery Montevallo, AL. Visitation is on Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. Professional Services are entrusted to BROOKS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME HUEYTOWN. (

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Published in The Birmingham News from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2020.
02:00 - 06:00 PM
Funeral service
11:00 AM
Coppins Chapel A.M.E. Church
Alabama National Cemetery
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