Levi Erskine Hawkins Sr.
October 13, 1941 - October 8, 2021
Levi Erskine Hawkins Sr., age 79, went to join his parents and his beloved brother and sister in God's House on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Levi was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 13, 1941 to Frank "Major" and Alonzo Cordelia Hawkins.
Levi was raised in Charlottesville and attended Jackson P. Burley High School. Growing up in Virginia he loved to swim and was known as a sharp dresser.
Levi met his beloved wife, Hattie Mae, in high school. They especially enjoyed their weekly dates dancing at the O.D.D. Fellows Hall. The high school sweethearts eventually married on October 14, 1962.
Levi was a great chef. He worked at Harrah's Hotel & Casino for over 20 years. He eventually retired as the head chef at Stockton University in Galloway.
Levi loved dogs and western movies. His favorite comedian was Redd Fox and he loved to watch Sanford and Son. He loved to collect Jordan sneakers and many different sorts of hats. He loved playing the lottery and trying his luck with scratch-offs. He loved his family and gave them all special nicknames.
Levi was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Geraldine; his brother, Edwin; and his nephew, Melvin. He leaves to cherish his many memories his beloved wife, Hattie Mae; his brother, Reginald; his sons, Levi Jr. (Wanda), Charles, Kevin (Wanda); grandchildren, Ke'vona, Javon, La'quay, Malasia, Kayla Conyer (Justin), Camden, Daija, and Justin; great-grandchildren, JaMir Hawkins, Ka'mirra King, Ti'mirah Cassell and Joshua Dockery and his favorite nephew, Kelly Yates, and many family and friends, too numerous to list.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11 a.m., at Holly Memorial Gardens in Charlottesville.
Published by Daily Progress on Oct. 14, 2021.