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Lora H. Hobbs

Lora H. Hobbs


1/23/1921 - 7/23/2011

Deaconess Lora Jane Hawkes Hobbs, daughter of the late Emma Jane and Dolphus Hawkes, was born January 23, 1921 in Nottoway County, VA and was the fourth of eight children, of which three preceded her in death.  She entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Retreat Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond, VA. 
She was educated in the Nottoway County Public School System and at an early age she confessed her faith in Christ and joined Poplar Lawn Baptist Church. There she remained a faithful member and regularly attended services until the decline in her health.  While in service with the church, Lora Jane was a Deaconess of the church for 47 years as well as a member of the Missionary Circle and the Usher Board. She was also a member of Bethune Chapter #224, Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia, PHA for over 50 years.
On April 2, 1946, she married Samuel Lincoln Hobbs, Sr., (who preceded her in death).  To this union were born three children, Samuel, Jr. of Houston, TX, Milwood, Sr., of Bowie, MD and Wanda of Glenn Dale, MD.
In her early years, Lora Jane worked at Camp Pickett and in 1962, she and her husband opened S.L. Hobbs Grocery store where she worked until they decided to close in 1989. 
She leaves to cherish fond memories: two sons, Samuel, Jr. (Sonny Boy), Milwood, Sr., and one daughter, Wanda; two daughters-in-law Lena and Linda Hobbs; one son-in-law Curt Moore, Sr.; five grandsons Milwood Hobbs, Jr. (Kimberly), Quentin Hobbs (Kelly), Adrian Hobbs, Curt Moore, Jr., and Marcus Moore; two granddaughters Altrice Hobbs and Aiyana Hobbs Vetrano (Michael); three great-grandsons Christopher, Corey and Chase Hobbs; sister-in-law, Portia Hobbs, who lived next door for more than 50 years.  Not only did she have a strong bond to her children, but also to her remaining siblings; three brothers Webster Hawkes, Adolphus Hawkes (Alice) and Lincoln Hawkes (Gertie); one sister Evelyn Johnson who all held special places in her heart.  She also leaves to cherish her memory other relatives and friends and all who live on Poplar Lawn Road. She loved going to the Annual Mack and Margaret Hawkes Family Reunion where she spent time with not only her immediate family, but her extended family of beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins and her Uncle Alvin Hawkes, the remaining descendent of Mack & Margaret Hawkes.
Funeral Services Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.



Condolences

John N. Humphrey

Texas City
Friend
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
 

To Bro. Sam Hobbs and Family... Please accept our prayers and condolences in the passing of your beloved mother. It is never easy to say farewell to those we love, but God will give you the strength to face the days that lie ahead. May God bless and keep your family. John N. & Samantha L. Humphrey and Kobie Deputy Grand Joshua Grand High Court Heroines of Jericho Texas Prince Hall Masonic Family Texas City, Texas

Kelvin Hobbs

Oklahoma City
cousin
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
 

Sonnyboy,Milwood, Wanda and your families our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your Mom. We always called her Aunt Lori and I will always remember her kindness and smile.Love to all of you and Romans 8:18.

Tonya V. Taylor

Reisterstown
Friend /coworker of Wanda Moore
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

I would like to give my deepest Sympathy to the family of Mrs. Hobbs may she rest in peace. Forever be in glory with the lord.

Wanda Cullings

Catonsville
coworker of Wanda Moore
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

My deepest most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one. I pray your memories bring you much comfort and joy. May GOD give you Peace that surpasses all understanding.

Queen Morgan Edmonds

South Hill
former neighbor
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

To: Wanda, Milwood & Sonny Boy Your family is in my thoughts & prayers. "As you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate the life." Love, Queenie

Adolphus Tyrone Hawkes

Laurel
Nephew
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

May God bless and keep the family in his gentle care during these sad times. Memories will never fade for they will always be a part of your soul. Peace, Prayers and Love.....Tyrone & Judy Hawkes

Necie Mackey

Baltimore
Co-Worker/Wanda Moore
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

With Deepest Sympathy to Wanda and Family. You're in my thoughts and Prayers,may GOD continue to give you strength;Peace and Blessings

Amelia Alexander

Houston
Friend
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

Sam,Lena,Altrice and Adrian... God has plucked another flower to brighten up the gates of heaven. My prayers are with the family.

Phillip Alexander/Andrea Alexander

Houston
Friend
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

To the Hobbs Family, Where God has put a period,let no man put a question mark!

Phillip Alexander/Andrea Alexander

Houston
Friend
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 

To the Hobbs Family, Where God has put a period,let no man put a question mark!

Kelly Merriman

Windsor Mill
Co-worker of Wanda Moore
Thursday, July 28, 2011
 

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God bless and Keep you at this time of need.

Barbara and Robert Hayes

Houston
Friends
Thursday, July 28, 2011
 

Dear Sam, Lena and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved mother. Our prayer is that God will continue to bless, encourage and strengthen you now and in the days ahead. With love, Barbara and Robert

Nelbert Corgey

Pinehurst
Friend
Thursday, July 28, 2011
 

Sam, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Even thought this transition is difficult we all know that she has obtained a goal that we all strive to achieve. Her life was full and you and your siblings were blessed to have such a godly example lived out in front of you. God bless all of you during this time of remembrance. Be thankful for all of the good times and precious memories that cannot be taken away. God Bless. Nelbert & Sylvia

Gregory L. Hawkes

New Castle
Cousin
Friday, July 29, 2011
 

Sonnyboy,Milwood and Wanda are family wants to express our deepest heartfelt sympathy to your family. I cherished the times when we would visit your family and get free soda pops from Aunt Lora. She will be missed, I'll always remember those times we spent with Aunt Lora and the rest of the family.

Dalton Family - Elsie, Alton & Tricia

Wellville
Friends & Neighbors
Friday, July 29, 2011
 

Our deepest sympothy goes out to the entire Hobbs-Hawkes families. As our life long community grows smaller, we can look back at all the great memories we have of each other & their families & be proud to have been a part of one anothers lives. Lora Jane always look after all of us kids whenever we would go to the store for penny candy, cookies, or drinks. Those days are truley missed, but will always be remembered. Mr & Mrs Hobbs were good people & were well thought of by all of us. God Bless & remember the good thoughts.