Jesse S.G. Hawkins

Jesse S.G. Hawkins, 89, of Woodstock, VA and formerly of Berryville, VA, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.  Services will be private.

Mr. Hawkins was born January 29, 1926 in Henryetta, OK., son of the late Emmett Hawkins and Lucy Lampkin Hawkins.  He was formerly employed with VDOT for 12 years and was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Eunice Martin Hawkins and two sons, Jesse Anthony (Tony) Hawkins and Tommy Adolphus Hawkins and numerous brothers and sisters.

He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Lynn Hawkins Rodgers of Berryville and husband Floyd of Berryville and Jill Diann Hawkins Tennyson Dodson and Dale of Millville, WV; three grandchildren, John Tennyson Jr.  and wife Danielle, Laura N. Rodgers Tomblin and Ross Tomblin and their children, Damian Allen Tomblin and Dorian Alaina Tomblin, and Mark A. Rodgers; also survived by great grandsons, Timothy J. Hawkins and Gregory Hawkins; also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Zachary Tennyson, Zoey Tennyson, Tyler Tennyson, Hunter Tennyson, Savannah Tennyson

Memorial contributions may be made to Skyline Terrace Nursing Home Patient Fund in Woodstock, VA.

Jesse loved nature and raising his cattle.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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7 Condolences to Jesse S.G. Hawkins

  1. Dorothy Lynn Hawkins Rodgers says:

    My daddy and our days. Precious memories are riding in cattle truck with daddy with all the cows in the back. We love our horses, cows, goats, and all the fowl but best is riding and moving cattle from one farm to the next or going to the Stock Sale! Oh my gosh, these were the days of dressing in my plaid shirt and coveralls and walking like daddy and looking at each and every animal we were going to buy! These were our days together. Also daddy would put me up on the tractor and I’d ride for hours as we picked up hay, driving along while the workers tossed the bales to the wagon. Finally I was allowed to steer and he would jump off and help gets bales up. Family days all the Hawkins and Martins would come to the farm for Sunday dinner and several times we would all get on our horses and ponies and ride off to a picnic and go swimming and yes Dad, Arbie, Arville, and Tony would fish.
    Miss you daddy but know you are with Mommy, Tony, Tommy, Granddaddy Emmett, and Mom’s family and one day we will all greet again in happiness! Rest in peace Daddy and sure hope Tony Horse your cutting horse and Mary Lou my pony are there waiting for our time when we reunite!

  2. Dorothy Lynn Hawkins Rodgers says:

    Jesse was a well known farmer and worked for the Virginia Highway Department and spent most of his life in Virginia even though he was born in Oklahoma and married the beautiful Nadine Eunice Martin from South Carolina on May 20, 1944! He had love and respect for animals. His great friends were farmers and Highway department friends and great Leesburg Police.
    7 great grandchildren are his special love but Laura Rodgers (Spicy) was his first granddaughter and very special to him and Mark Rodgers was his big strong grandson who also had the love of the farm and working with animals and working farms.

  3. Herbert W Hastie says:

    I would like to send my condolences to the family .

  4. Crystal BrinkLey says:

    I was able to have the the pleasure in meeting Jesse Hawkins. Jesse was one of my residents for several years. If Jesse needed help or anything done he would tell staff go get Crystal. I believed he thought I was head of the facility. I would always come to Jesse rescue. There would be days he would call me Dorothy. Jesse loved to set at the nurses station and have his cup of coffee. He also had so many staff that was wrapped around his finger. He had the cutest smile.Jesse will be greatly missed.

  5. Judy Lawson says:

    I only remember meeting Mr. Hawkins one time. He was a hard working man. Dorothy and I were very close friends in school and continue to be friends today. Tony and my sister Barbara were good friends as well. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Dorothy and Jill.

  6. Sherry MacMillan says:

    Jesse was my Uncle on my mothers side of the family, his wife Nadine and my mom (Inez) were sisters. We live in Maryland but we saw each other often. I remember spending as much time as allowed with them at their farms. Jesse took me to a horserace once and showed me how to pick a winning horse, that was fun and I wasn’t suppose to tell anyone and never have till now. I learned a lot about horses and cows and farming and Dorothy is like a sister to me. Jesse led an adventurous life and did more then a lot of people ever thought about doing. He had a beautiful wife (Nadine) who was the sweetest lady you would ever want to meet and they had a great family and I am proud to say I am a part of that family. God rest your soul Jesse and say Hi to Nadine, Tony and Tommy for me.

  7. BETTY ANNE COYLE MOLINA says:

    SO MANY GOOD TIMES AT MY UNCLE JESSE’S HOME. SO MANY THAT I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO START.
    WILL NEVER FOGET THE FARM WITH THE BIG BARN ,OLD CARS & TRUCKS THAT WERE INSIDE THAT BARN,AND PLAYING IN THE WHEAT,THAT WAS KEPT IN THAT BARN, WE HAD SO MUCH FUN THERE ,THEN GOING IN THE HOUSE TO EAT A BIG MEAL THAT NADINE HAD COOKED, ( OH MY GOD,THOSE WERE THE DAYS ) IF ONLY WE COULD GO BACK TO THOSE DAYS.AND UNDER THAT BIG TREE A TIRE SWING HANGING,AND ALWAYS A BIG TUB OF SODA POP/ICE.MAYBE I WAS 6 OR7 YEARS OLD.I JUST KNOW THOSE DAYS WERE SO MUCH FUN FOR ME.YOU GAVE US SO MUCH LOVE, AND I TRULY MISS BOTH OF YOU, UNCLE JESSE & NADINE. AND NOW YOU ARE HOME. LOVE YOU….BETTY ANNE.