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“None rejoicing in the arms of God, the place of no more - Just brand new through eternity, waiting for that GREAT REUNION IN THE SKY, MUCH LOVE ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ralph Johnson - WASHINGTON, DC

“Words can not express our sadness. We wish we could rewind the clock. In our hearts, we'll hold you close and, there you'll remain, a gentle, caring...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sheila Wright - Gaithersburg, MD

“Over 35 years ago, I first visited Clinton with my then 4-year-old daughter Brooke. We were looking to join a church in the area. Anna was the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Wanda Walters - Bethesda, MD

“On behalf of the Zeta Amicae of the State of Maryland, we extend to the family our heartfelt sympathy. Anna was a wonderful person with a quiet...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Amica LaVerne Lowery - MD

“I will miss seeing and talking to you just about every day. Many of our neighbors at Hampshire Village have said the same thing. May you rest in...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Deborrah Curtis - Silver Spring, MD

“When a family member leaves this world they leave a mark. Aunt Anna you left behind good memories with your loving spirit. You are in Gods heavenly...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sylvester Greene - Washington, DC

“Maryann Roger Aaron. Your mother will truly be missed by many. But I will miss the quality personal I had the pleasure of spending in personal...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Naomi Payne - Silver Spring, MD

“You will always be remembered for your kind spirit and warm smile. I will miss seeing you at family events. We love you very much Aunt Ana,and may...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: MiaishA Greene - Gaithersburg, MD

Mrs. Anna Mae Hawkins Hebron, fondly known as "Nana,' entered eternal life to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Elisha (Lash) Hebron, Jr., and a granddaughter Partica Batten.

Nana was born on December 3, 1931, in Montgomery Count y, Mary­ land, to Mary Hawkins and Edward Williams. Anna graduated from Lincoln High School in Rockville, Maryland and moved from her home ­ town of Germantown, Maryland to join her mother in Atlantic City, New Jersey to begin exploring a career in nursing. But God had other plans.

Intrigued by balance sheets and numbers, accounting became Anna's career calling. Armed with a dream, she returned to the area to attend Cortez Peters Business School in Washington, D.C. where she studied business administration. Over the years, her love of accounting and tax law motivated her to further her education at Montgomery College, Trinity College, and Phoenix College. This education and training opened the door for her to eventually pursue a career in corporate taxes, and she worked in this arena for the Vitro Corporation and Bechtel Power Corporation for more than 25 years. She also prepared personal income taxes for H&R Block.

For more than 40 years, Nana was a faithful member of Clinton A.M.E. Zion serving in a variety of capacities, including a Sunday school teacher, Steward, Deaconess, Trustee, Missionary, Usher, Lay Council member, weekly Bible Study class leader, and Vacation Bible School teacher. She faithfully attended most regional church conferences, often serving as an usher or Deaconess. In November 2013, she received the Dedicated Service Award from Clinton A.M.E. Zion for her many years of devoted service to God and to her church. She was also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Amicae, an auxiliary of zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Nana was a quiet but powerful woman with a gentle smile and big heart, deeply devoted to the things of God and His people. She had a particular fondness for young people. For example, it was never an inconvenience for her to provide transportation so that children could get to Sunday school. Other children would receive books and magazines from her as gifts to encourage them to develop a love of reading. You may or may not see her slip a dollar or two into a young person's hand as a way of encouraging the student to continue to excel in school. She did so many things to support what the Bible calls the least of these and accepted these tasks untiringly as part of her "reasonable service."

Anna loved Montgomery County and was active in the community. She was a 2003 graduate of Senior Leadership Montgomery and a volunteer for voter registration. She was especially proud to be a part of history as a Montgomery County Election judge in the primary that nominated Barack Obama as the Democratic candidate for President, and in the two national elections that elected him President. In her spare time, she enjoyed attend­ ing dance and theater performances in the Washington, D.C. area with her longtime traveling buddy, Joan Roper. And even as a seasoned saint, Anna loved technology. She learned to use Facebook and her Samsung Galaxy with a precision that left most people amazed.

Nana is survived by two sons, Roger (Sabrina) and Aaron; a daughter, Dr. Mary Jackson; 7 loving grandchildren, Roger B. Hawkins SPC; Randy Cooper; Trien Jones; Darius Davis; I-Sha Hawkins; Katrina Quails; and Dana Woodard; two grandsons-in-law; 7 great grandchildren; extended family including Gladys Lyons; Charles Hawkins; William and Theresa Hebron, and Beatrice Jackson, and a host of relatives and friends.
Nana touched the lives of many as she created a legacy that will live through her family and friends.

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