With our deepest and heartfelt sympathy, we announce the passing from this life of Mr. Ulysses Hawkins, 67, (formerly of Roanoke, Alabama) a resident of Lafayette Extended Care in LaFayette, AL.
Mr. Hawkins transitioned from this life on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Lafayette Extended Care in LaFayette, AL.
"Yes, I have crossed over to glory, and to you I say:
Just stay in the hands of Jesus, and we will meet again someday!"
Ulysses Hawkins, Jr. was born Nov. 12, 1954 in Calhoun County, AL to the parentage of the late Ulysses and Lucille (Allen) Hawkins, (Sr.).
His family of origin included not only his parents but also seven wonderful siblings including brothers: Bobby and Rufus (predeceased) and Billy (Crystal); and sisters: Jessie (predeceased), Helen, and Acquilla.
His religious foundation was built right here at home, at the Pure Holiness Church on Satterwhite Street, under the spiritual guidance of Bishop John and Frist Lady Barbara Ann Greathouse.
Ulysses -- fondly called "Ulice" grew up attending White Plains High School in Calhoun County, where -- while we are not 100% sure -- but we believe he might have been a member of the football team. This could very well account for his being such an enthusiastic Alabama Football Fan who could often be observed wearing his Alabama Roll Tide Tee. He received the greatest enjoyment out of laughing, talking, and just "carrying on." At other times, he loved listening to Church Music.
Ulysses worked in the local lumber milling industry as a pulpwooder; and also worked in Janitorial Service, at Traylor's Nursing Home in Roanoke.
Ulysses Transitioned from this life on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Lafayette Extended Care in LaFayette, AL.
Ulysses is survived by his brother, Billy Hawkins (Crystal) of Roanoke, Alabama; two sisters: Helen Hawkins of Roanoke, AL and Acquilla Woods of Huntsville, AL; brother-in-law, Eddie Morgan, and sister-in-law Ruth Hawkins both of Roanoke, AL; a special niece, Jessica Hawkins of Roanoke, AL; and a host of other nephews, nieces, other loving relatives, and friends.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ulysses Hawkins, Jr., please visit our floral store.
Elder Joseph Greathouse, Pastor Pure Holines Church Of God, will officiate with Bishop John C. Greathouse serving as Eulogist;
Active Pallbearers and Flower Attendants will include Nephews, Nieces and friends of the Hawkins Family
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FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING:
While not State Mandated, we strongly urge --AND THE FAMILY INSISTS -- that all visitors and guests continue observing masking and physical distancing in light of the resurgence of the COVID-19 Delta & Omicron Variants. PLEASE exercise this practice as an act of respect for both family members, and other guests, who may have vulnerabilities. Masking is REQUIRED while visiting on our premises.
Our sincere prayers for comfort and peace are sent forth during this unsettling time of loss; and as always, we express deepest gratitude to our communities for sharing with the Thornton families during their time of loss.