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Zella Alice Hawkins

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Zella Alice Hawkins

AGE: 81 • Wilmington

Zella Alice Hawkins, age 81, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Zella retired from Christiana Hospital after many years of dedicated service as supervisor of the dietary department. She was a devoted wife, mother, and mom mom. Zella enjoyed quilting, being with her friends at the Howard Weston Senior Center, and spending time with "THE GIRLS".

Zella is survived by her husband of 63 years, James Hawkins, Jr.; daughters, Jamie Marie Booker (Jim) and Amy Jo Hutchins (David); 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers: Richard, Wilbur, and Danny DeGolyer; and sister, Rita Mozleski. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Elnora DeGolyer; son, James J. Hawkins III; daughter, Zella P. Hawkins; brothers: Henry, Clarence, and Bert DeGolyer; and sisters, Patricia Metcalf, Iona Taitt, Margaret Wainwright, and Eleanor Harvey.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 10-11:30 AM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Zella's life at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713 or Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr. Suite 100, Newark, DE 19713. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on June 25, 2017
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