Robert (Mike) Hawkins

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Salem Baptist Church in Greenville for Robert (Mike) Hawkins, 57, of Greenville, who passed away on Nov. 26, in Montgomery surrounded by his loving family. The Rev. Mark L. Hawkins will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Carter Rice & West Funeral Home in Greenville.

Robert was born in Greenville on April 16, 1962, to Lena Mae Powell Crenshaw and the late Robert Lee Hawkins. He accepted Christ at age 12 and joined Salem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. John H. Moorer Sr., where he served faithfully as he was trained to become an ordained deacon under the leadership of the Rev. Reuben Washington. He was educated in the Butler County School System.

Robert was a quiet and loving person. He loved his family and church. He worked faithfully in church where he loved to sing and pray. He worked with Rheem Manufacturing Company in Greenville for 15 years until it closed in 1999. In 2001, he begin to work with W.S. Newell & Sons, Inc., in Montgomery until July 2019.

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Survivors include, his loving wife, Bertha Lue Hamilton; five children, Robert S. Pond, Naphecia Hawkins and Nickie (Timothy) Givan, all of Montgomery, Tameka Hawkins of Greenville and Danielle Hamilton of Huntsville; four stepchildren, Hollie (Wayne) Griffin of Greenville, Ron Hamilton of Savannah, Ga., and Marcus Phifer and Andrea Hawkins, both of Montgomery; sister, Elizabeth (Willie Lee) Moorer of Greenville; brothers, Darren Hawkins and Elder Mark (Sherry) Hawkins, all of Greenville; stepsisters, Zola (Rious) Byrd, Helen J. Franklin, Liz Cochran, Betty Ann Knight and Verncile Crenshaw, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Betty Doris (Frank) McConico, Brenda Darby and Anthony (Desserna) Roper, all of Greenville; stepbrothers, Wade (Pasay) Davidson of Ozark, Wayne (Deanne) Davidson of Mitchellville, Md. and Bruce Davidson of Greenville; aunts, Dorothy Jean Turner and MyLinda (John) Simpson, all of Greenville, and Almond Jean Hardy of Jamaica, N.Y.; uncles, Wehr Lee Powell of Greenville and Bishop Willie C. Powell of Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; two devoted friends, Willie R. Lassick of Greenville and Regina King of Dothan; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a loving devoted mother, Min. Lena Mae Crenshaw.