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Carol Ann (McCall) Hawkins
November 13, 1941 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Carol Ann Hawkins was born November 13, 1941, in Fort Wayne, IN to Thornwell (Thornell) McCall of North Virginia and Jane Bassett McCall, of South Carolina.
Carol confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. Carol went home to be with the lord on October 22, 2023.
Carol was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Carol worked at Sheller Globe Manufacturing in Grabill, Indiana, where she retired from after 25 years.
Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. However, she was best known for being a Great Protector over her 7 children, niece, and nephew. She was truly the definition of a “Mother Bear”; she did not mind letting anyone know not to mess with her children, and if you did, baby, you would see the wrath of Carol.
Carol was famous for her Soul Food style Sunday dinners where everyone was invited. She loved a good party, where she would dance and joke around being the life of the party. She loved to shop and dress up in her designer clothes and fur. Carol always had something to say that would make you laugh. If you were around her, you were laughing no matter the occasion or where you were at, she was going to say something funny to make you laugh and be in shock that she said what she said. She had no filter.
Historical Fact About Carol: Carol often bragged about her being the first African American person to attend the local St. Paul Lutheran School in downtown Fort Wayne. For those that did not believe her, she would encourage them to go to the school and look at her picture hanging on the wall in the school lobby. LOL, she also likes telling her grandkids that they got their smartness from her. Actually, anything that her kids and grandkids did well, they got it from her LOL
Carol leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memories: One son, Arthur McCall (Rosiland), Four daughters, Pam Ford (Percy), Diane Wattley (Stacey), Samantha McCall, Chandra Hawkins (Nelson), all of Fort Wayne, IN. Niece Ra-Nelle Talley and Nephew Bruce Talley. 23 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren (yes 44 great grandchildren), and 1 great-great grandchild. Also, several great nieces and nephews, her Bassett relatives, and her sister-friends: Glady Moore and Louise Jones.
Carol was proceeded in death by her husband of 40 years Thaddeus Hawkins, her sons Thornell McCall, Jerome Hawkins. Her sister-mother- Betty Jane McCall Talley James, brothers, Morris Owens, Larry McCall, and stepbrother Fred Prestwood and Uncle Frank Bassett. Her sister-friends: Johanna Ice-Gold and Maryann Boyd Salley.