Nellie E. Hawkins
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Nellie E. Hawkins
  • December 29, 1930 - December 15, 2017
  • Washington, Illinois

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Nellie E. Hawkins 86, of Washington passed away on Friday December 15 2017.
She was born to Lawrence and Pearl (Blake) Carter on December 29 1930 in Peoria.
Upon completion of high school Nellie went on to work for a number of different establishments.
She married the love of her life Noel Hawkins on October 15, 1950 in Peoria. He preceded her in death in 2009.
The highlight of her work career was when she owned CHB Gifts and Knits with her sisters Joyce Carter and Katie Brown where they were versed in a variety of skills. All her family and friends knew her for being able to fix, alter, or embroider anything. She was a long time member of Bethany Baptist Church but was recently attending Sunnyland Church of Nazarene with her son and daughter-in-law. Nellie was also very proud to be a former member of Peoria Obedience Training Club which was a big part of training her dogs.
Surviving are her son Mark (Angie) Hawkins; grandchildren: Heather Hawkins, Tabitha (Zack) Miller, and Hayley (Jerry) Haynes; great grandchildren: Jerry Conner Haynes IV, and Declan Zane Miller; sisters; Rose and Judy Carter, and one brother Earl (June) Carter.
Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter Rebecca (Hawkins) Haller, five sisters, and four brothers.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 20 2017 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria starting at 5 pm and going until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday December 21 2017 at Remmert Funeral Home. Pastor Randy Lingenfelter will officiate. A graveside service will follow, held at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.