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Jackie "Jay" R. Hawkins III

Jackie "Jay" R. Hawkins III

Jackie "Jay" R. Hawkins III, age 25, of 934 Hampshire, died on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 5:52 PM in Blessing Hospital. He was born on April 9th, 1988 in Quincy the son of Jackie R. & Monica (Fletcher) Hawkins, Jr. He was a 2006 graduate of Quincy High School and had received a degree in electrical technology from John Wood Community College. Jay was a member of the Cathedral of Worship.

Jay was a loving and caring son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Jay had an especially close relationship with Xavier, Alivia and Tahj. His non-judgmental nature attracted so many people to him. He always had an upbeat attitude and was a loyal and trusted friend to so many. His infectious smile could and did light up a room and it's one of the many things that we will always remember and miss about him.

He is survived by:
HIS FATHER: Jackie R. Hawkins, Jr. and his wife Aysha of Quincy
HIS MOTHER: Monica Cowen and her husband K. Christopher of Quincy
PATERNAL GRANDFATHER: Jackie R. Hawkins, Sr.
PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Mary F. Hawkins
MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Rena Fletcher
ONE SISTER: Ashley R. Hawkins of Quincy
FOUR STEP-SISTERS: Aurora Cowen, Lanora Cowen, Shatasia Griffith, Dasiana-e Chambers
TWO NEPHEWS: Xavier Hawkins and Tahj Hawkins
ONE NIECE: Alivia Hawkins
Aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends survive.

Jay was preceded in death by his MATERNAL GRANDFATHER: John L. Fletcher.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Private funeral services will be held later. Memorials may be made to YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Stacy Hill
Quincy, IL
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Richie, Aysha, Tasia & Daisy.... I'm thinking of all during this difficult time. I love you all & will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
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Jerri Harris
Quincy, IL
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My thoughts and prayers are with u and the family. Jay was an awesome man and he will sadly be missed.
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Beverly Rockhold Wagy
Ewing, MO
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I am so sorry for your loss.Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Stephanie Jones
quincy, IL
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Richie , Aysha and family you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time I love you and I am always here if you need me.
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Kathryn pittman
Canton, MO
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I will always keep u guys in my thoughts and prayers. jay was a very strong man and respectful person. He will be missed but never forgotten. He will always be in my heart. I know we have a good angel now smiling from above. He will protect us. Love u all. Rest in peace now Jay
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melissa tillquist
quincy, IL
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You had a smile that could light up the night, you had everything going-your future was bright. You had friends all around you, you were so much fun- your personality glew, you shined like the sun. You had such a big heart, there was room for all- you never let ANYONE slip-you'd catch them when they'd fall.
You never pushed anyone away, or made them feel left out- in fact you turned on their smile when they were in a pout. You found good in everyone, no matter who they were- you were the most loving person on earth...that's for sure. You'll ALWAYS be remembered, and you'll ALWAYS be loved- so Jay may your angel stay in touch from above... r.i.p. ill miss you and i wrote that just for u birdman!!!
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KEITH DOUGLAS
PEORIA, IL
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Our deepest condolences to the Hawkins and Fletcher Family's.We pray God will comfort you.The Douglas Family.
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Tiffany Trone
Quincy, IL
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Rest in peace to my young cousin Love always, Tiffany, Kwiezon and Ovian. My colendences to Monica, Richie and family.
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christine chambers
snellville, GA
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Prayer and condolences to the family...r.i.p. jaybird you will be miss..we love you the chambers family!!
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Rozena studer
Springfield, IL
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i am so sorry for your loss. i praye that the lord God bless and stand beside each of you at this rough time in life. May j's smile always shine down on all of you from heaven each and every day Now that God has given him wings to fly.
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Jessica lavery
Hannibal, MO
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My prayers are with you Ashley and your family.
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Eric Stratman
Quincy, IL
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I'll always remember the smile on his face, the afro, and the clowning around during his QJHS days. What a good young man gone too early.
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Kathy and Pat Eston
Liberty, IL
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Words cannot describe how saddened we were to hear about Jay. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.
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Sascha Barry
quincy, IL
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My prayers go out to his family. He was an amazing guy who could always make you smile. God has taken another angel from us.
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Tami Clark
qcy, IL
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My heart goes out to Richie and Monica. Am so sorry for your lose. Jay was a sweet guy, he has went to a better place. Just remember all the happy memories. RIP Jay
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Annette Klitz Lupo
Cheyenne, WY
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Richie and Family, I know your world has been turned upside down. My heart aches for you and your family and what you are going through with the loss of Jay. Please know I am praying for you , your family , and may Jays soul rest in peace.
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Pam and Kendall Bailey
Quincy, IL
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Richie and family:
We are terribly sorry for your loss. May God continue to watch over you and your family.
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Kim Lee
Stockton, CA
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Uncle Jackie & Aunt Mary, Please know that your California family is praying for all of you!
Love to all...Your niece, Kim
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Matt Futhey
Quincy, IL
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I had the pleasure of working with Jay for approx. a year. He was a joy to work with and will be dearly missed.
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Robine
Quincy, IL
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My prayers to the family. I worked with J-Bird at Mc Donalds. He was such a joy to work with. Jay you will be truly missed. See You On The Other Side.
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Beth Toumbs
Quincy, IL
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I was Jay's and Ashley's 2nd grade teacher at St. John's. I well remember Jay's great smile and friendly personality. I am so so sad to hear of this tragedy. I am praying for Jay and his family and friends.
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Brandy Bartlett
Quincy, IL
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Richie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you for strength.
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charles russell/ aka pyro in school
quincy, IL
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i am very sorry for your loss he was a very smart friend in school i wish i hadnt lost contact with him. he even maid me smile alot in school:) will never forget him
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Becky Pruden
Versailles, IL
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Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jay; he was a great person with a wonderful smile for everyone. I worked with him at Two Rivers and really enjoyed the time I had with him. Rest in Peace Jay; you will be missed; I will forever miss hearing you say" What's up Ms P?"
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Brice & Susan Irving
Quincy, IL
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Brice and I offer you our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
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Minister Dane Humphrey
Quincy, IL
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May God be with you during this time. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you always. God Bless the Hawkins Family now and always. Dane and Veronica Humphrey.
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Jeff Lewis
Quincy, IL
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Send it down man. Always gently touch on the shoulders of your family,friends and others that need it. Remind them to stick together.You got your degree in electronics and obviously you touched the electrical impulses of many a heart.Right on,my brother! Stay strong family!! Jeff Lewis