Funeral services for Violet Marguerite "Sissy" Hawkins were held today (Monday May 21, 2012) at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating was the Rev. Bo Prather. Interment followed at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Minden. The family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Violet was born Nov. 17, 1919 in Shongaloo and entered into rest May 17, 2012 in Minden.
Her first husband, Robert Barnes; second husband, John J. Hawkins; daughters, Frieda Seabourne and Barbara Cook preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sons; Bobby Barnes of Urania, David Barnes of Humble, Texas, Edward Barnes of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and Tommy Barnes of Haughton; daughter; Ann Richardson of Haughton; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.