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Lillian B. Hawkins

February 17, 1941 — June 27, 2024

Sulphur

Lillian Beatrice (Fuller) Hawkins was born February 17, 1941, in Oklahoma City, to the late Charles Percy and Lillian Belle (Burnside) Fuller. She received her crown of glory on Thursday, June 27, 2024, in Sulphur, at the age of 83. Lillian married the love of her life, Warren Lee Hawkins, on June 16, 1961, in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2018. 

 Lillian, better known as “Lil” or “Nanny Lil” grew up in Oklahoma City, graduating from Capital Hill High School, Class of 1960. Following high school, she attended college briefly before she and Warren married and started a family. She devoted much of her earlier years of motherhood to staying at home to care for her beloved daughters, Dena and Dana. Once her daughters were older, Lil pursued a career in cosmetology. After attending the Shear Power Academy in Ada, Lil, along with her sister-in-law, Dixie, opened the Special Touch Beauty Salon in Davis. She later operated her own shop, Lil’s Crown of Glory, at her home. Lil’s goal as a beautician was for her clients to leave feeling loved and beautiful. She was always ministering from behind the chair and leading people to the Lord. After retiring, she and Warren spent most of their retirement years traveling. They often spent their winters in south Texas and made Branson, MO their home during the spring and fall seasons. 

 Lil was a very faithful and devoted follower of Jesus Christ. For many years, she attended The Crystal Rock Cathedral in Ardmore. Her love for the Lord was unwavering throughout her life. She spent countless hours reading and studying the word of God. Lil was a very fierce prayer warrior and devoted much of her time to praying for her beloved family, her friends and many of which she did not even know. 

 Survivors include her two daughters, Dena Palenske & husband Mark of Greers Ferry, AR and Dana Bradley & husband Mike of Sulphur; seven grandchildren, Jacob Elliott & wife Haylie, Lacee Sartors & husband Benji, Trevor Elliott & wife Sydney, Luke Sparks, Krystin Short & husband Louis, Ryan Palenske & wife Caitlin, and Aaron Palenske & wife Hannah; thirteen great-grandchildren, Eli, McKinlee, Brandt, Aubrey, Traber, Rhett, Cal, Ana, Brystin, Cayden, William, Everleigh, Jaxon, and Judah. 

 Services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, July 5, 2024, at the Crossway First Baptist Church in Sulphur, with Pastor Bill Leveridge, Chaplain Matt Benodick and Mark Palenske officiating. To honor Lil’s love for the color pink, the family asks that those attending the service to please wear pink in her memory.

 In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals. 

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