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Vivian Elaine Hawkins


1956 - 2017
Vivian Elaine Hawkins Obituary
Vivian Elaine Hawkins, 60, of Hannibal, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

Vivian was born Aug. 10, 1956, in Vandalia, a daughter of Robert Eugene Sr. and Marietta Faye Elbert Vaughn. She was married to Nathaniel E. Hawkins of Quincy, Ill., for 16 years.

Vivian grew up in Frankford, graduated from Bowling Green High School and attended Culver-Stockton College where she studied music and art. She then attended John Wood Community College and obtained an LPN degree. She later attended Quincy University, receiving a BA in social work, attended SLU, receiving a master's in sociology, and was currently attending Life Christian University for the last several years in pursuit of her doctorate in theology.

Vivian was a member of Cathedral of Worship Church in Quincy, Second Christian Church in New London and also Embassy Christian Center in Hannibal. She worked as an LPN at Good Sameritan Home in Quincy for 15 years and spent the last several years as a private-duty nurse working all over the Tri-State area. Vivian was very involved in her church and her community.

Vivian was a world class traveler. She was a master storyteller and took her talents with her to Poland and other areas of the world. Vivian was a bright light to the community on Dec. 21, 2015, when she appeared on the "Price Is Right" television show where she won money and prizes and made it to the showcase showdown.

Survivors include her mother, the Rev. M. Faye Vaughn of Frankford; son, DeVaughn E. Hawkins (Carla Chavez) of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Natasha Elaine Hawkins of Hannibal and Marietta Faye Hawkins-Miller (Charles) of Quincy; grandchildren, TreVaughn A. Hawkins, Elijah Hawkins, Vernell J.R. Hawkins, Vaneh'ya C.E. Hawkins, Cayden Hawkins-Miller, Zykel Hawkins-Miller, Zyaire Hawkins-Miller and CharLes Hawkins-Miller; brothers, Robert Vaughn Jr. (Amy Jo), George "Bud" Vaughn, James Curtis Vaughn Sr. (Cynthia), Reginald Burton (Linda) and Brian Burton (Carla); sisters, Joy Brown (Anthony), Shelia Bell (Rev. Robert), M.L. Eujetta Vaughn, Georgiana Hawkins (Matthew), Linda Darden, Tonda Burton and Vicky Burton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, maternal and paternal grandparents and son, Joshua P. Hawkins.

SERVICES: 11 am Saturday, June 17, at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with Dr. Bishop E. L. Warren conducting. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Frankford.

Serving as pallbearers will be R. Jamarr Vaughn Sr., Jairus L. Bell, Marcus Richardson, Neil Vaughn, Matthew Hawkins and Charles J. Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be TreVaughn Hawkins, James Curtis Vaughn Jr., Cayden Hawkins-Miller, Adam Sidner, Zykel Hawkins-Miller, Elijah Hawkins and Vernell Hawkins.

VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Siteman Cancer Center.

ARRANGEMENTS: Bibb-Veach Funeral Home, Bowling Green.

WEBSITE: bibbveach.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 14 to June 16, 2017
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