Henry Burton Hawkins, 88, lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his residence following an extended illness.
Henry enjoyed reading his Bible, gardening, antique tractors and cutting wood. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Gladys “Myrta” Hawkins; and two brothers Edward and Freddie Hawkins.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Wilma Hawkins; a son, Myron Hawkins (Donna); daughters, Melanie McClure and Melissa “Lisa” Hicks (Danny); a brother, Ennis Hawkins (Sandy); Sisters, Ruth Ensley (Glen), Betty Bishop, and Irene Reagan; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Union Missionary Baptist Church 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.
A celebration of life will be on Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. with Reverend Jack Epperson and Reverend Larry Humbard officiating. Burial will follow in Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Henry or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Hawkins family with these arrangements.