Annie Laura Hawkins

April 26, 2022


Mrs. Annie Laura Hawkins of Tampa, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at College Hill Church of God in Christ, 6414 North 30th Street, Tampa, Florida 33610, with Superintendent Charles Davis, Pastor, Officiating.

Mrs. Hawkins was born on June 18, 1935, in Troy, Alabama to General Grant and Versie Mae Graham Caldwell.  She was a resident of Tampa for 62 years.  She was an employee of Wright’s Gourmet and retired from Lincoln Properties.

Mrs. Hawkins was a loving and devoted mother to her five biological children, five stepchildren and granddaughter that she raised as her own. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.  She was a faithful and dedicated member of College Hill Church of God in Christ and she was the Coordinator of the College Hill COGIC Food and Clothes Pantry.  Mrs. Hawkins was a joy to be around and always willing to help those in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents, General Grant, and Versie Mae Graham Caldwell; husbands, Ollie Mills and Charlie Hawkins; brothers, Willie C. Caldwell, Sr., and James Caldwell; sisters, Louise Caldwell, Juanita Baldwin, and Emma Lou Caldwell; stepsons, Angel Mills and Ronnie Mills and nephew, Arthur Hale.

She leaves to cherish her beautiful and loving memories with her daughters, Emma Harmon (Rome) and Sabrina Mills; sons, Elijah Key, Jr., Robert Key and Ellis Mills; devoted and faithful granddaughter, Mishondra Key, grandchildren, Meosha Brown and Keenan Brown; stepchildren, Mary Mills, Donnie Mills and Sandra Walker; great grandchildren, Dontarius Spigner, Brandon Ferguson, Jahmyla Dixon, Jahzara Dixon, Keevon Brown and Keelan Brown; sister, Mardine Caldwell Hale; nieces, Atlay Hale and Barbara Hale and a host of great-great grandchildren, other family members and devoted friends.

The visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.  MASK RECOMMENDED.


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April 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Funeral Service
April 30, 2022

2:00 PM
College Hill Church of God in Christ
6414 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL

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