January 28, 1928 - August 24, 2013
THERESA SCOTT HAWKINS was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on January 28, 1928, to the late Rev. Oliver J. Scott and Cora Irene Brinkley Scott. She peacefully answered God’s call to eternal rest and peace on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Hampton Manor Rest Home in Gaston, North Carolina.
During her early life, she professed faith in Jesus Christ and began her spiritual foundation at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. After relocating to Washington, DC, she became a member of Mount Joy Baptist Church. Upon her return to North Carolina, she joined South Street Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina, where she maintained her service until becoming physically unable to attend.
She received her formal education from the Halifax County and Warren County school systems. She had a zeal for reading and learning, which is evident from her extensive personal library filled with books covering many subject matters.
On April 21, 1946, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Clifton Hawkins. God blessed their union with two children, Minnie Claytee Hawkins and Charlene Darinda Bynum. Theresa loved God, His word, her children and grandchildren, and is recalled often saying, "Cliff was my husband and no one else". As the virtuous woman spoken of in Proverbs 31, she possessed a level of loyalty to her family that was rare.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton; her daughter, Charlene; and her brother, Elbert.
Her sweet spirit lives today and forever more in the hearts of her daughter, Minnie Claytee Hawkins of Gaston, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Raven Sat’Heru of Kissimmee, Fla., Paul Adams of Augusta, GA, and Andrew Adams and Daniel Adams of Gaston, NC; two great- grandchildren, Eva Le Coeur and Nefertari Sat’Heru of Kissimmee, FL; four sisters, Verlena Gilliam and Wylettie Jackson of Washington, DC, Priscilla Russell of Brockton, MA, and Marjorie Johnson of Arlington, VA; one brother, Junius W. Scott (Lucille) of Washington, DC; three sisters-in-law, Ophelia Brown of Hyattsville, MD, and Mattie Brown and Rachel Wills of Roanoke Rapids, NC; three brothers-in-law, Raymond Hawkins (Lenora) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Arbor Hawkins (Betty) of Clinton, MD, and Herbert Hawkins (Mae) of Washington, DC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the South Street Baptist Church in Littleton. The Pastor, Rev. Robert L. Faulcon, Sr. will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Hawkins Family cemetery, Walnut Grove Church Road, Roanoke Rapids. The body will repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.