October 31, 1955 ~ July 19, 2020

Born in: Pine Hill, Alabama
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

 Mrs. Lucy Bell Hawkins was born on October 31, 1955 in Pine Hill, AL to parents Nettie Ann and Charlie Powell.

“Bell’ as she was affectionately called by her family and close friends received her education through the FS Ervin Elementary School and Annie Maine High School.

As a child Lucy attended Mount Gillard Baptist Church in Yellow Bluff, AL where she was introduced to the Lord and baptized at an early age. Lucy’s walk with the Lord continued throughout her life. 

In 1973 Lucy moved to Indianapolis, IN where she met the love of her life John West Hawkins Sr. The two were united in marriage on August 31, 1974. To this union two sons were born, John West Hawkins Jr. in 1979 and Christopher Adam Hawkins in 1983. 

Once arriving in Indianapolis, IN Lucy immediately continued to be a part of the church community. She was a faithful member of Little Bethel Baptist Church before joining Oasis of Hope Baptist Church where she proudly served as a deaconess for many years. 

As her walk in Christ continued Lucy then joined Mt. Zion Apostolic Church under the leadership of Bishop Lambert T. Gates. As a highly active member of the church Lucy worked in many ministries including: The Homeless Initiative, The Food Pantry and as a member of the choir. 

Lucy always had a song on her heart and a voracious voice. She never shied away from doing the Lord’s work. 

Lucy was a dedicated worker, starting her career at Stouffers Hotel whose name was later changed to the Sheraton. After many years of service, Lucy then took her tenure to the Omni

Hotel where she worked until her retirement in 2018. During her employment with the Omni Hotel she received several awards honoring her dedication to service and her outgoing personality. Lucy truly never met a stranger.

Lucy was best known for her infectious smile and never shying away from a camera. She was known for taking pictures wherever she went, she had a huge heart and gracious generosity to all. Her home was always open, where she was known for cooking up a great meal and hosting daily prayer calls.

Lucy had a huge passion for traveling, taking yearly family cruises with her loved ones.  

On Sunday July 19, 2020 at the age of 64 the Lord called his faithful servant Lucy home to be with him. 

Lucy was preceded in death by her father Charlie Powell. Siblings Lee Powell, Noah Powell, James Houston Powell, Sylvester Powell and Sadie Gibson. 

Lucy leaves to cherish her beloved memory: her loving husband John West Hawkins Sr., Sons: John West Hawkins Jr. (Kim) and Christopher Adam Hawkins. Mother, Nettie Ann Powell; Siblings, Carrie McCord, Ella Beckham, James Powell (Thelma), Willie Powell (Stephanie), Lula McLellan and Elbert Powell. Grandchildren; Breshae, Amilian, Peyton, Kessler, Kaliea, Antwan, Derrik and Christopher Jett; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many close friends. 


Visitation: July 25, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
3801 Forest Manor Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: July 25, 2020 11:00 am

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
3801 Forest Manor Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May God keep and comfort the Hawkins family! I will miss singing in the choir and serving in ministry with Ms. Lucy!

  2. Lucy was a wonderfully sweet lady. Her warm smile and welcoming personality will be missed. And those incredible hugs….So very sorry. My sympathies to her family and friends.

  3. John you and Kim have Andrea and I deepest sympathies.. God bless and may haven smile on your mother…love Stan and Andrea Thornton.

  4. God who is the sustainer of your faith and maintainer of your strength will enrich you with his immeasurable favor and establish abundantly through his endless love. You all have my deepest condolences.

  5. Although we know that God has called Our Aunt Bell from labor to reward, our hearts are still heavy. There is now a hole in the foundation of our hearts. We know that this is something that only God can mend. But there is an extra radiance of love that shines from us: it’s the love, prayers, and support that Aunt Lucy Bell Hawkins has given to us all; liberally, and cheerfully, without end, until the end. We will all miss her. We will encourage the entire family to stay strong , stay together, and stay in the Lord. This is what we all know Aunt Bell would want.

  6. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of the saints. Lucy Bell Hawkins was truly our example of how to love and live life with joy. I will miss her being ever present on my Uncle Cleo’s prayer line praying for me before I shared God’s Word to as my Uncle will say, “millions of peoples” around the world. She was my encourager and one of my main supporters in ministry. We love you cousin and THAT will never die.

  7. I met Lucy during my tenure with the Omni Severin. She left an unforgettable impression on my and all of my Omni peers. I know she will be missed.

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