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Shirley Temple Gilbert Hawkins
April 29, 1935 - September 6, 2019

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Shirley Temple Gilbert Hawkins, age 84, of Trinity Ridge, and formerly of Lincolnton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 6, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Shook officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:45 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. at the funeral home.

Shirley was born April 29,1935 in Lincoln County, to the late Forrest and Ethel Rudisill Gilbert. Her husband, Roy Lee Hawkins, also preceded her. She worked in textiles. Shirley was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church in Lincolnton.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry Hawkins Sr. of the home, and Michael Roy Hawkins (Judy) of Hickory; two daughters, Deborah Wilson (Harold) of Maiden, and Faith Ingle (Timothy) of Lincolnton; a sister, Rachel Jones of Lincolnton; eight grandchildren, Christiana Ingle of Lincolnton, Shasta Mejia of Hickory, Trevor Wilson of Maiden, Chelsea Hawkins of Sevierville, Tenn., Matthew Hawkins of Hickory, Michael L. Hawkins of Lincolnton, Jerry Hawkins II of Troutman, and Melissa Pressley; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the South Fork Baptist Association “Ramp Ministry”, PO Box 246, Lincolnton, NC 28093-0246.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the Hawkins family.

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