Weeta Edmonds Hawkins, 69, manager of Sentry Food Mart

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Weeta Edmonds Hawkins, 69, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 25, 1947 to the late Charles and Ava Edmonds in Suffolk, Va. She was the longtime manager of Sentry Food Mart on Route 460 in Suffolk. Weeta loved being with her family and did her best to take care of them. At times, she would work day and night to make sure her family never went without. Not only did her family love her and appreciate her but she never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. Her home was open to anyone. She had a heart of gold and would always come to the aid of those in need. She was never one to bite her tongue. You always knew where you stood with her. Weeta will always be remembered a a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish her memory are: two daughters, Renee Cutchin, Blair Hawkins and fiancé, Blair Davis; sister, Carolyn Niblett and husband, Larry; three grandsons, Joshua Hawkins, Wes Cutchin, amd Dillan Sykes; granddaughter, Tiffany Jones; two great-grandsons, Christopher Wilson and Liam Jones; and two great-granddaughters, Ava Wilson and Kayden Green. She is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Luther Hawkins, daughter, Stacey Boyette; both parents, and a brother, Chuck Edmonds.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Rd., Suffolk, Va. 23434. Following the service, the family will receive friends at 306 Military Rd., Suffolk, Va., 23434.

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