Elizabeth Connor Hawkins, 53, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at home after a courageous battle with ALS. Liz was born November 20, 1967 to the late Joseph Leo and Mary Bernice Connor. She worked for US bank for 13 years. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. Liz enjoyed the beach, had a beautiful smile, and loved her little dog, Dexter, who preceded her in death. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, always remembering to tell them she loved them.

In addition to her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Hawkins, in August 2020; her brother, John Connor, and her dear friend and sister-in-law, Monica Collins.

She is survived by her son who was her greatest joy, Zachary J. (Jenna) Henry of Owensboro; and her only grandson, Eric David Henry. She felt especially blessed to have her bonus children, Matt (Shelley) Hawkins, Rischelle (Michael) Ramey and Heather Hawkins, and their children, Leighton and Braelyn Hawkins, of Owensboro, along with Jonathan and Isaac Lytle of Hawesville. She is also survived by her brothers, Jim (Karen) Connor, and Joe (Vicky) Connor, her sister Kathleen (Todd) Johnson, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass will be at 3:00 pm Friday, May 7, 2021 at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until time of service at the church. Burial to follow funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

All who wish to honor Liz at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Hawkins. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Elizabeth Connor Hawkins and sign her virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. Prayers for Zach and the family for comfort. Fly high my sweet friend until we meet again.

  2. Prayers for the family, Liz was a beautiful lady inside and out. I enjoyed working with her at JCPenneys, she always had a smile on her face and was so friendly. Liz will definitely be missed by all who knew her. Fly High My Friend 😇

  3. I met Liz as a co worker several years ago, but we also had fun times outside of work. I can still hear her contagious laugh. My prayers are with all of those that loved her and will miss her. Earth sure lost a good one. I’ll see you later Liz!

  4. My sweet friend rest in peace, I love you and will miss you, prayers for your family.

  5. My sincere sympathy to Zack and Kathleen. Liz certainly was a fighter and so very loved by all who knew her. I’m sad that she is gone but so happy that she is whole again.

  6. Liz was such a great lady and will be missed greatly. My sympathy goes out to the Johnson family.

  7. So sorry, Connors, for the loss of Liz. Have heard such great things about her from my brother and sister. She is out of pain now. Wish we could have met her. Phil Riney and Lane Warren

  8. So sorry to hear about Liz, Our thoughts and prayers go out to Liz’s entire family. Kathleen, I know you were a wonderful big sis to Liz! Lori & Randy Higdon

  9. I am truly sorry for the loss of Liz. This sweet woman meant the world to us in HomeCare. We definitely are thinking of all you and thank you for allowing us to take care of her. We are praying for all of you now and days to come. She will never be forgotten.

  10. Liz went to f lorida when she and shreda were sophomore in high school and had a great time.

  11. Liz and I met in 7th grade and became friends. My prayers go out to all the family. So sorry for your loss

  12. I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Steve Leach

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