Mary Janette (Neely) Hawkins

July 27, 1926 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 94)


Mrs. Janette Neely Hawkins, age 94 was born to the late Mr. Thomas Leroy Neely, and Mrs. Laura Hudson Neely on July 27, 1926 in Rowan County. She received her wings on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at her home.

 Mrs. Hawkins was educated in Rowan County schools, and graduated from Aggrey Memorial High School in Landis, NC. She was a retiree of Rowan Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully until her health declined.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Ernest J. Jones, and Carl H. Hawkins, Jr., five sons, William, Robert, Ernest Steven, David, and Richard Jones., three brothers; Timothy, James E., and George L, Neely;  three sisters, Lanell  Neely, Alice Foxworth, and Ann Pryor.

 Mrs. Hawkins leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Larry L. Jones of Newark, Delaware, Eric L. Jones of Perth Amboy, NJ, four brothers, Sidney Neely of Fayetteville, NC, Thomas L. Neely,Jr. (Lizzie) of New York, William R. Neely, Bronx, NY, and Jerry (Trudy) Neely, of Salisbury; sister’s, Phyllis Thomside and Bessie Ellis both of Salisbury; a devoted grandson and caretaker, Gavin Rogers of the home; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, two sister-in-laws, Mildred, and Mary E. Neely of Salisbury, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Service:  Sunday, September 6, 2020, 1:00 p.m., St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, Salisbury, NC  28144.  Rev. Marcus L. Fairley, Pastor-officating.  Rev. Arthur Heggins, eulogist.

Public viewing: Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. at Hairston Funeral Home, 703 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC  28144

Interment:  Monday, September 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at U.S. National Cemetery.

Hairston Funeral Home is serving the Neely, Hawkins and extended families.

Due to the COVID-19 mandate, all attendees must wear a face covering/mask. Temperature checks will be administered by the church staff, and mask will be provided to those who will not have one. 

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September 5, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hairston Funeral Home
703 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Funeral Service
September 6, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church (Salisbury, NC, Hawkinstown Road)

September 7, 2020

1:00 PM

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