Mary Emma Hawks
June 9, 1931 - January 21, 2019
Mary Emma Hawks, age 87, of Newark, DE and formerly of Rising Sun, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Born in Rising Sun, MD on June 9, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Clement D. and Mary Emma (Williams) Way. Mary loved children and worked at Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center for 28 years, touching the lives of many children.
She enjoyed traveling, crocheting and bowling. Mary’s fondest memories were made visiting Cape May where she and her children spent many summers. She was a lifelong member of Zion UMC in North East, MD. Above all, Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Byron T. Hawks, Sr.; brothers, Harold W. Way, Francis Way, Donald Way and Allen Way; sister, Martha Harrison; daughter-in-law, Joan M. Hawks; and a grandson, Jason M. Hawks. Mary is survived by her children, Byron T. Hawks, Jr., Timothy W. Hawks (Ellie), Becky Brown (Wayne) and Beth A. Pagan (Rafael); 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center, 921 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19711 or Zion United Methodist Church, 94 Old Zion Road, North East, MD 21901.