Virginia W. Hawkins PDF Print E-mail

Virginia Bess Westmoreland Hawkins, 96, of Newberry, widow of Herman Eugene Hawkins, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Self Regional Healthcare.

Born on November 27, 1921, in Charlotte, NC, she was a daughter of the late Emanuel Wilburn Westmoreland and Victoria Bess Washam Westmoreland. Mrs. Hawkins was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church and served the church in many capacities over the years. She was a very devoted mother who spent many years caring for her children. Her son, Michael, predeceased her in 2009. She is survived by a daughter, Bridget Hawkins Tunstall of Greenwood; a brother, Billy Westmoreland; grandchildren, Bess Tunstall (Danny) Hoy and Billy “Tee” Alvin Tunstall, III, and a great-granddaughter, Emerson Victoria Hoy. She was predeceased by siblings, Margaret W. Lindsay, Sara W. Shealy, Emanuel “Pete” Westmoreland, Thomas Westmoreland, and Withers Westmoreland.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 29, 2017, at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Earl Schafer. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 pm Friday in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Shealy, Tim Shealy, Will Metts, Danny Hoy, Michael Mills, and Vernon Hawkins.

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#10 Guy Drebing 2018-01-02 19:12
Bridget and family, I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your Sweet Mother. I lost contact with your Uncle Billy (my foster father)about four years ago. Your Mom is now with God. Keep all your memories close to your heart. God be with you.
#9 Angie B Heffner 2018-01-01 20:37
Bridgette, so sorry yo hesr of your loss. She was always a kind person. You will be in our prayers.
#8 Bobby DeHart 2017-12-30 09:14
Bridget, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I would see her in the grocery store n she always asked how I was doing as I would yall. Just know you are in my thoughts n prayers.
#7 Lonnette Turner 2017-12-29 16:42
Bridget, I was very sorry to hear about your mother. I worked with her many years at walmart. My heartfelt prayers goes out to you and your family. Sincerely Lonnette
#6 Molly Shealy Branton 2017-12-28 21:20
Bridgett, Thinking of you at this time. Mom and I always enjoyed visiting your mom. I'm sure they're rejoicing together with all of their loved ones. Molly
#5 Billy & Edith Morris 2017-12-28 10:17
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Virginia. She was the sweetest lady. May your sweet memories carry you through the grief.
Edith Morris
#4 Murrie Alice Johnson 2017-12-28 00:05
Bridget, I was so sorry to hear of Miss Virginia's passing. She was one of our favorite neighbors. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Murrie Alice (Shealy) Johnson
#3 Lynn Carlson 2017-12-27 22:25
Mrs. Virginia will always be remembered as a loving and devoted Mom. She was so kind and I feel blessed to have known her. I still have her wine recipe she gave Dad many years ago. My thoughts, love and prayers to you, Bess, and Tee.
Lynn Carlson
#2 Janice Skalicky 2017-12-27 19:49
Bridget and Family, I am SO Sorry to hear about your Sweet Mom. I know she will be missed tremendously.
Keep those Precious Memories close. Because wrapped in each Memory is the Love that ya'll shared and
LOVE LIVES FOREVER. God be with you all.
#1 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2017-12-27 18:46
Bridgette and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the coming days. May God bless!