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1961 WILLIE 2024


June 3, 1961 — January 21, 2024

Willie Jett Hawkins Jr, a beloved member of the community, has passed away at the age of 62 on January 21, 2024. Born on June 3, 1961, in Ft Worth, Texas, Willie brought joy and laughter to everyone he met.

Known for his likable and laid-back personality, Willie easily made friends wherever he went. People were drawn to his warm smile and infectious laughter. He had a special way of bringing people together and creating a sense of unity and love in his presence.

Willie had a deep passion for fishing, spending countless hours casting his line into tranquil waters. Whether it was by the lake or out at sea, he found solace in the rhythm of the waves and the peacefulness of nature. Many memorable stories were shared around fishing trips with Willie; tales of laughter, camaraderie, and the one that got away.

In addition to fishing, Willie also had a keen interest in cars. He admired their precision engineering and elegant designs. Willie's eyes would light up whenever he had the chance to discuss automobiles with fellow enthusiasts. His knowledge and appreciation for cars extended far beyond mere transportation; they were his true obsession.

Alongside his love for fishing and cars, Willie had a hidden talent - drawing. He possessed a remarkable ability to capture life's beauty through his sketches. Often lost in his own world with pencil in hand and paper before him, Willie skillfully brought images to life with each stroke. His drawings were cherished by those fortunate enough to receive them as gifts.

Willie Jett Hawkins Jr will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He is survived by his loving children – Lajuana, Shelly, Jarvis – who will forever carry his spirit within them. Willie is also mourned by two brothers and one sister whose lives he touched deeply.

In this time of grief, we find solace in the memories we shared with Willie. Let us come together to celebrate his remarkable life and bid him farewell. The visitation will be held on January 26, 2024, from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas. Friends and family are invited to join for a heartfelt farewell during the Celebration of Life on January 27, 2024, starting at 11:00 A.M., held at Miracle Deliverance Pentecostal in Dallas.

Willie Jett Hawkins Jr's legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him. As we lay him to rest, let us remember his warm soul, his love for others, and the incredible impact he made on our lives. May his spirit find eternal peace as it soars among the heavens like a bird in flight.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, January 26, 2024

9:00am - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas

4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224

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Celebration Of Life for WILLIE JETT HAWKINS JR

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)


1922 N Jim Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75217

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