Joy Mae Hawkins

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Joy Mae Hawkins, 66, of 190 Dix Creek #2, Leicester, died Monday, January 5, 2009, at the Brian Center, Weaverville, following a long illness. Miss Hawkins was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late Daniel L. and Glee Daves Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca H. Parrott. Miss Hawkins was a former accountant and office manager for several automobile dealerships. She was an active member of Corinth Baptist Church where she played the piano and organ and served as the treasurer of the cemetery committee. She is survived by a nephew, Steven Marshall Parrott and his wife, Angie, and two great-nieces, Brooke Parrott and Kyleigh Parrott, who were the love of her life. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Ricky Townsend and Charles Surrett officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Carr, Barry Bowlin, Charles McAbee, Roy Hensley, Doug Metcalf and Greg Brookshire and honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Bowlin, Jerry King, Buddy Cutshall and Alex Caraway. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to the Corinth Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Nancy Hensley, 32 Short Dix Creek Road, Leicester, NC 28748. The family expresses sincere appreciation to the staff of the Brian Center, Weaverville, for the loving care they provided to Miss Hawkins.

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  1. For you and your family Steve I am sorry,but for Joy Mae I rejoice to know she made it to a land where no pain is allowed and peace is eternal.
    What an honor to have know such a fun spirited,life loving person as Joy Mae. May her memories overflow in your heart.
    Allow God’s love to wrap around you and comfort you during this time.

  2. Steve, Angie and girls, so sorry for your loss. Joy Mae always had a smile on her face, one of those people that was always the same each time you met her, that I will remember. I know the girls and you couldn’t have had a better Aunt.
    Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Steve, Angie and girls, so sorry for your loss. Joy Mae always had a smile on her face, one of those people that was always the same each time you met her, that I will remember. I know the girls and you couldn’t have had a better Aunt.
    Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  4. Jerri and family,
    I knopw the pain you are going thru.Your mom is in a great place with my brother. I am praying for your healing. I love ya. Yall ever need me just call. My heart goes out to yall. No words can express.
    love kim

  5. Joy is another rose God needed for his garden. We will dearly miss her. Just to think of all that we have when we get home.I pray God wraps his arms around all of you,and gives you the peace to know we will see her again. God Bless.

  6. Steve and family,
    Not many people have the gift that Joy and Rebbecca had. When I met them at Go Grocery they were instance friends. And when I started delivering mail on Dix Creek we grew closer. May God’s Grace surround you during this time. God is able to help us through these hard times. May God Bless you.

  7. Steve, Angie and daughters, I was so sad to hear of Joys passing, just like with your grandmother, and mother, I just expected they would always be here,when I needed to ask them something. They all were great, strong women, that I always looked up to.I will never forget when Joy called to warn us about the bear at her back deck, and a few minutes later we saw it too. We will miss Joy and remember her often. Your girls should be proud to have had such good role models in their lives. I miss them all. Carol.

  8. Dear Aunt Jon, I really miss you but I know one day i will get to see you again in heaven I will love you always! Love,Kyleigh parrott <3 <3 <3

  9. Brooke and Kyleigh, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Joy. We know how much she will be missed and how much she loved you both. Angie and Steve we pray God will be with you in your time of sorrow and need. We are praying for you all.

  10. We wish to express our sorry to Stevie and his family and friends for the loss of Joy Mae. I worked with Rebecca a long time ago and even though I had not seen Joy Mae in many years, I remember her sweet face and smile. The sisters are reunited now and we can take great comfort in that fact. Marie

  11. Steve, Angie and Girls,
    Just a note to let you know, that we are praying for you during these times of sadness..I’ve always felt that it was an honor to have your Grandmother, Mother and Joy as a Friend..They were all special to me!

  12. Steve, Angie and Girls,
    We are so sorry to hear about Joy. She was a wodnerful person who we know meant so much to you all. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers for God’s comfort during this difficult time of loss.

    Jeff, Connie, Ty & Lane Worley

  13. Steve,Angie and girls just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and praying for you all. Joy loved those girls so much and I know that all of you will miss her,so will we.You know where we are if you ever need us. Love and Prayers

  14. Steven& Family: You and your family have our deepest sympathy and our prayers during this period of grief. We have many fond memories of Joy Mae and your mother and father as teen agers at Corinth Church.
    We will be unable to attend the service of Joy Mae but you will be in our thoughts.

    George & Betty Hall

  15. Steve,Angie and girls, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take care of yourself, bless you and your family.

  16. steve, angie and girls, we are so saddened by your loss of joy. she had such a big heart for all her family through the years. my fondest memories were growing up with her as a teenager..robert and shirley johnson

  17. Dear Stevie,Angie and girls.
    Joy Mae was such a Wonderful person.We were at the Cementry Easter putting flowers on our graves.Joy was working in the flower beds at the church.I was going to stop by to talk to her when we were finished but here she see how I was doing and I know she did not feel up to it.We Hugged and talked I think the last time I saw her was when Rebecca died. Growing up together ,in school and Church had made us close.The whole Hawkins family was so dear to me.They worked so hard in the Church and the Community.They were the first with a Visit and food to any body Ill. Dix Creek has losts so many of wonderful People in a short while. Stevie you know this because a lot of these were your Family.Friends to. Your Girls were so important to them and loved so very much. please know in your heart as i do they are all reunited in heaven and all the pain and suffering is gone.We send our love and prayers to you all they will be missed greatly. Christine and Gilmer Boyd

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