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Herman E. Hawkins

October 20, 1934 — December 2, 2022

Akron

Herman Eugene Hawkins transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Friday, December 2, 2022. He was born in Rome, Georgia on October 20, 1934, to the late Edna Lee Chatman Hill and Clarence Hawkins, Sr. Herman accepted the Lord at an early age. He attended Akron Public Schools, graduating from Garfield High School. He attended college two years later. Herman then joined the Army, stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After his military discharge, he became a long-distance truck driver, a medical technician, and he also worked for the Stewart-Calhoun Funeral Home as a driver.

In 2005, he met and married Gwendolyn Ann Matthews. They spent 17 wonderful years together. Herman was a very kind and gentle man. He loved his family, his friends, his dog Lillie, fishing, and working word search puzzles, but most of all he loved his church and serving God.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Hawkins, Sr. and Edna Lee Chatman Hill; brother Clarence H. Hawkins; sister Francine Elaine Falconer Toomer; aunts Ann White and Mae Curtis; cousins Barbara Turner Washington and Lincoln Turner; and special friends Arthur and Edna Torrey and LaShon Smith-Campbell.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife, Gwendolyn Hawkins; two stepchildren Kathleen D. Matthews and Herman D. Matthews; two grandchildren Jessica L. Matthews and William Duane Matthews; sister-in-law Andria Hawkins; special nieces Angela Freeman and Jadyn Roberts; special family members Gail Veal and Retiblist Curtis; a very special group of ladies known as the Chocolate Golden Girls; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends

        "Just Around the Bend "

There is a place in Heaven

Where the seasons never end.

A place where Love Eternal

is just around the bend.

There is a place in Heaven

Where God calls you His Friend

And He's filled it full of Joy and Light

That's Just Around the Bend.

 

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Monday, December 19, 2022

1:00 - 1:30pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, December 19, 2022

1:30 - 2:30pm (Eastern time)

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Interment

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

1:45 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, OH 44273

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