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Obituary for Deloris F. Hawkins

On July 22, 2017, God in His infinite and merciful goodness transitioned Deloris Felder-Hawkins to her eternal home. The youngest daughter of the late Levi and Harriett C. Felder, she was preceded in death by her brother, Cooper H. Felder and her sister, Camilla F. Kelly. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Warner Temple AME Zion Church. Burial followed in Calvary Memorial Cemetery.

Deloris became a life member of St. John AME Church at an early age and served on the Fellowship Choir, the Usher Board, and the Pastor’s Aide Committee until her steps became shorter and was no longer capable of performing her duties at her best.

Deloris was formally educated in the New Hanover County School System and a graduate of New Hanover High School. She received her degree in Early Childhood Development from Cape Fear Community College, her Early Childhood Credentials one and two from the State of North Carolina, her Associates Teachers Degree from Bladen Community College and her Certified Nursing Credentials.

She was employed with Creative World Childcare, Adventure World Early Childhood Development, and Sunset Elementary School. In her later years, she found great joy in caring for the elderly at Davis Nursing Home, Cypress Point Nursing, Mariner Health Care and Wilmington Health & Rehabilitation until her retirement. Caring for the elderly gave Lois much joy, the time with them was well spent.

Lois enjoyed a full life, filled with friends, fun and fond memories. Her absence will be felt by many as she nurtured each and every child born into the Felder family. She will be missed terribly by those that loved her most, her spouse, Gary Hawkins of the home; sisters, Lillie Felder of Holly Ridge, NC and Eva M. Watson of Wilmington, NC; brother, Henry Felder of New York, NY; nineteen nieces and nephews; twenty-six great nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Warner Temple A.M.E. Zion Church

620 Nixon Street
Wilmington, NC 28401





2:00 PM
Warner Temple A.M.E. Zion Church

620 Nixon Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Cemetery Details


Calvary Memorial Cemetery

800 N. 11th St
Wilmington, NC 28401


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