Lois Dowdle Hawkins

Lois Dowdle Hawkins


On Thursday, May 23, 2024, Lois Dowdle Hawkins (87) left this world to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.  Lois was born on April 20, 1937, in Canton, MS, to Robert Amos and Myrtis Dees Dowdle.  She was the youngest of three, with Robert Amos Dowdle, Jr. and Mary Nell Dowdle Hough preceding her in death.

Now for so many who knew Lois and her family knows she had become better known as “Granny”.  Well, Granny enjoyed her family the most.  She had four children:  Mary Alice Jackson (Jimmy) of Monticello, MS, Ben Hawkins (Jean) of Denham Springs, LA, Robert Hawkins (Spring) of Kosciusko, MS, and Beth Adcock (Rusty) of Wesson, MS.  She had seven grandchildren: Leigh Jackson, Jessica Wheat (Brandon), Clint Jackson (Susanna), Bethany Hawkins, Nick Jackson (Ashley), Karmen Gates (Stephen) and Hadleigh Hawkins.  She also had seven great grandchildren:  Leia Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Jackson Gates, Jase Jackson, Rachel Gates, Ava Marie Jackson and Blake Jackson.  Granny also was honored to be an aunt to so many nieces and nephews, but was specifically close to her sister’s son, Bill Greenwich (Sandra) of Baton Rouge, LA, and their family, Matt Greenwich, Erin Boyette (Dalis) and her great nephew, Brodie Boyette and great niece, Brynnley Boyette.  Finally, a few friends she will surely miss are: Libby Case, her life-long friend, Charlotte Creely, a dear family friend and Ann Williams, who she recently described as her ‘best friend.’

While Lois grew up in Canton, MS, “Granny” called Wesson, MS home.  She made a career at Copiah Lincoln Community College and attended Decell Memorial United Methodist Church.    

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any gifts be given to Decell Memorial United Methodist Church.

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