Darrell O'Neil Hawkins, 65, a resident of Centerville, LA and native of Bayou Sale, LA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10:18 A. M. at University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be observed on Friday July 9, 2021 at Jones Funeral Home 1101 Main Street Franklin, LA from 9:00 AM until funeral services at 11:00 AM (All visitors are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing). Superintendent Donald Lanceslin, Sr. will officiate the services. Military Honors will follow the funeral services. Inurnment will follow funeral services at a later date in the New Providence Cemetery in Centerville, LA.
Memories of Darrell will forever remain in the hearts of his: children, Avery Wayne (Kimberly) Hawkins of New Iberia, LA and Horatio Hawkins of Monroe, LA, Shontay Brooks of Houston, TX and Ki'Andreia James of Indianapolis, IN; children he helped to rear, Jamion (Tawana) Diaz, Antoine Jackson and Akeem Jackson all of Baldwin, LA; siblings, Ricky (Lois) Hawkins and Tana (Leroy) Jones both of Franklin, LA, Barbara Hawkins of Verdunville, LA, Deridre (Eric) Powell of New Orleans, LA, Carolyn Hawkins of Centerville, LA and Joyce Ann Triggs of Patterson, LA; aunts, Sylvina "Dot" Jenkins of Centerville, LA, Donna (Supt. Donald, Sr.) Lanceslin of Baldwin, LA, Victoria Green of Orange, TX, Shirley (Joseph) Clair of Franklin, LA, Dorothy Clarkston of Lafayette, LA, Ethel (Taylor) Howard of Centerville, LA; an uncle, Melvin Griffin of Independence, LA; six grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Dalton Mouton and Essie Hawkins; maternal grandparents, Louis Hawkins, Sr. and Elizabeth Hawkins; paternal grandparents, Bowman and Lillian Mouton; aunts, Elizabeth H. Richardson, Mary Hawkins, Ella Mae Hawkins, Lou Ethel Hawkins, Clara Hunt, Catherine Griffin, Maggie Batiste, Lillie Mae Bowles, Mable Hilliard, and Bernice Singleton and his uncles, Louis Hawkins, Jr., Leroy Hawkins, James Hawkins, Bowman Mouton, Jr., Henry Mouton, Ernest Mouton, and Lloyd Mouton.
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