Sue Carole “Stinson” Hawkins 1936 – 2020
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Sue Carole (Stinson) Hawkins a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and a good friend was finally called to her eternal home in heaven at the age of 84, after spending 1 ½ years residing at Bridgewater in Ocala, FL.
Sue was born on Jun 23, 1936 in Pontiac, MI. To Vernon and Sybil (Smothers) Stinson. Sue grew up in Pontiac, MI. where on April 6, 1956 she married George McRoberts, Jr, with whom they had 5 children. Diane, George 3rd, Jean, Ralph and Scot. Then on Oct. 22, 1977 she married James Hawkins in Gaitherburg, MD.
Sue worked as a hygienist while going to school to become a nurse. Then she worked at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, MD., and for Dr. Muir, OBGYN in Gaithersburg, MD where she met a lifelong friend Lea Luber. Sue was a nurse at Bethesda Naval Hospital in MD. After that she went to work as a civilian for the Navy until she retired. At which time, Sue and Jim would move to Dunnellon, FL. where she took on the job of feeding and caring for the feral (stray) cats of Dunnellon for years.
Sue had so many interests. Sue loved reading, she loved animals, and loved to travel. Sue would spend as much time as possible in Arizona and Alaska visiting family, playing cards with the ladies, and creating; be it painting, sewing, gardening (she was a master gardener). Sue was a joy to be around, smart and very generous, loving and sometimes too truthful.
Sue is survived by her husband James Hawkins, her sister Pat Naylor (Jim)and her children Diane Powers (David), Jean Hanks (Kenneth), Ralph McRoberts (Robin), Scot McRoberts and Frank Hawkins. 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and the cats Henry, Mary and Dolly.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Sybil Stinson, her brother, James Stinson and sister Laverne Lawrence, her son George McRoberts 3rd, and many pets.
We would like to thank those at Bridgewater who took such good care of Sue in her final days.
At her request there will be no service. Sue will be interned at the Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in her name and honor.