Derrick Dewayne Hawkins

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 25, 2020

May 17, 1976 – Feb. 16, 2020

Natchez — Funeral services for Derrick Dewayne Hawkins, 43, of Vidalia, who died Sunday, Feb.16, 2020, at Rapids Regional Hospital in Alexandria will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Melvin White officiating.

Burial will follow at the Vidalia City Cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Hawkins was born May 17, 1976, in Houston, Mississippi, the son of Gladys Hawkins. He attended college and was employed as a security guard supervisor with Magnolia Bluff Casino and previously as a forklift operator with Fruit of the Loom. He was a member of Pilgrim Missionary Church where he served as a deacon. Derrick enjoyed football, softball, and shooting pool.

He was preceded in death by his mother; aunt, Pinky Willis; uncle, Bennie Hawkins and grandmother, Louella Hawkins.

Derrick leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Sharon Renay Warner Hawkins; son, Kenneth Warner; daughter, Jessica Warner; brothers, Joshua Hawkins and DeAundra Hawkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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