Dorothy Jean Hawkins


    Dorothy Jean Hawkins of St. James, Missouri  was born August 11, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Walter James and Pansy Marie (Hance) Chambers and passed away Monday, July 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years.


    She married Bobbie Lee Hawkins on May 28, 1961 in St. James, Missouri.
    Dorothy loved crafting and would spend hours thrift store shopping looking for the next bargain. She would meticulously create some of the most beautiful arrangements that she would then share with her family and friends.
    In her younger years, she enjoyed painting, reading and playing the piano. After retirement, she spent many years volunteering and helping others.
    She was preceded in death by her husband on May 28, 1989; daughter, Sheri Lynn Alexander in June 1989; brother, James Chambers; and infant sister, Loretta.
    She is survived by her son, Kevin Lee Hawkins of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Letticia Marie Chapin and husband Ben of Jefferson City, Missouri; sister, Rita Lambeth of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Lahonee, Bobbie, Heather, Cassidy and Dakota; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.    
    Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Brother Mick Thrasher officiating.  
    Pallbearers were Dakota Chapin, Jimmy Troy, Bryan Lambeth, Bobbie Alexander, Levi Elling and Aidyn Hutchins.  
    Burial was in the Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.