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Native honored for role in Nashville business

NASHVILLE — Natchez native Marjorie Feltus Hawkins was recently named one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2014 Women of Influence.

Feltus Hawkins was honored in the entrepreneur category.

She has strong ties with Natchez, growing up in the circa 1790 antebellum home that is Linden Bed and Breakfast, owned and operated by her mother, Jeanette Feltus.

Feltus Hawkins is the owner and principal of Feltus Hawkins Design LLC, an interior architectural design firm which she opened in Nashville in 1990.

The firm specializes in hospitality, corporate, healthcare and luxury residences.

In her interview for the honor, Feltus Hawkins said, “One characteristic that every leader should possess is the ability to lead by example. I am in the trenches of big projects with my team, getting my hands dirty, so to speak.

Marjorie and her husband, David Hawkins, return to Natchez several times each year to visit her mother, Linden and numerous friends from childhood. She is a longtime supporter of the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society and the Pilgrimage Garden Club.