Andrew Hawkins Death, Obituary –¬†Andrew Hawkins died on December 13th in Albury after a sudden illness. His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 29th, 2022, beginning at 10.30 a.m. at Glenmorus Memorial Gardens in Glenroy, Albury, New South Wales. Mr. Hawkins spent his childhood visiting his parents’ churches, Bluff Springs Baptist and Mt. Pleasant CME. Mr. Hawkins grew up in the Milan neighborhood. Later in life, he joined the New Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, the same congregation that his wife and children attended.

He graduated in 1954 from what was then known as Polk Clark School, but was also known as Gibson County Training School at the time. Mr. Hawkins was a bright student who went in with his aunt, his father’s eldest sister, shortly after graduating from high school. His aunt pushed him to attend college and pursue a career as a doctor. He couldn’t stay at East Saint Louis for more than a few weeks, though, for his heart was still in Milan, the city to which he would finally relocate.

In 1957, he began seeing the lady who would later become his wife, Lou Alice Slates. In November of that year, they married in Corinth, Mississippi. They had six children: four sons and two daughters, all of whom were raised in their beloved hometown of Milan. During the Korean War, the man’s mother referred to him affectionately as “Andrew Lee,” and he was conscripted into the military. He was discharged from the army, though, because he had flat feet. Although he did not serve in the military, two of his sons did, in the Marine Corps and the United States Navy, respectively. Although he did not attend college, all four of his children did, with three receiving bachelor’s degrees in science and the other two receiving master’s degrees.