Beatrice F. Hawkins, 95 of Harrisburg, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents, Prudencio Martinez and Katherine Davis, her husband, Leon Hawkins, her children; Leon Hawkins Jr., Jerome and Richard Hawkins, her siblings; Helen T. House, Armster Martinez, Margaret Taylor and Prudencio R. Martinez, Sr.
Beatrice was born on October 5th, 1924 in Harrisburg, PA and spent quite a few years in New York City where she raised her family. “Aunt B” as she was affectionately known, was a homemaker and attended various churches. She enjoyed reading the Bible, cleaning and walking. She also loved gospel music, milkshakes, chicken and enjoyed spending time with De’zire and Desuan. Beatrice was very soft spoken; she had a very humble spirit and would help anyone she could.
Beatrice is survived by her sister-in-law Norma Martinez of Harrisburg, a niece who she helped raise, Sierra I. Martinez Courtney, a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews that she loved and cherished dearly! Due to the covid 19 there will be a private viewing, followed by burial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. Hooper Memorial Home, Inc. is handling services.
God Saw You Getting Tired
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you
“Come to Me”
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you pass away
And although we love you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A Golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
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