Ivory Hawkins, Sr. or “Brother,” as he was affectionately called, was born July 16, 1925 in Webster Parish to the late Willie and Lula Belle Terrell Hawkins.
He united with the Mt. Comfort Baptist Church at an early age. Brother Hawkins served faithfully for over 70 years in several of the church’s ministries — Usher Board, Choir, Sunday School, Deacon Board, Chairman of the Board, and Bus Ministry.

He was united in holy matrimony in 1942 to the late Leola Dillard.

In the latter part of his life he united in holy matrimony to Jewelleyn Woods, to whom he remained married until his


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