On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, Salome Bernadette Hawkins peacefully departed this life; daughter of Wesie Johnson and the late Charles Hawkins. Salome was raised by the late Edward and Eleanor Hawkins of LaPlata. Born on July 7, 1944 in Charles County, she attended Charles County Public schools graduating from Bel Alton High School. After high school, she moved to Washington, DC where she was employed at the Woodward & Lothrop and the 5 and 10 Store, before moving on to the U.S. Postal Service. After 32 years of service, she retired in 2002. During her tenure she met and befriended many co-workers and maintained a long lasting bond with Lillie Martin (JD), Lorraine Kitrell and Eula Pullen (Calvin). Salome loved to travel, read books, attend sporting events, do volunteer work in her community and debate politics. In addition to her great accomplishments, Salome took time to raise two beautiful daughters, Monica Hawkins and Angela Reid, who blessed her with three grandchildren; Theodore Hawkins, Taylor Graham and Eva Holley, who she truly adored and treasured. She was preceded in death by her brother Albert (Ricky) Herd and a very special Aunt Gertrude Hawkins. Left to cherish her memory are siblings; Patricia Bell (James), Raymond Johnson (Jackie), Gary Hawkins (Linda), Elroy Herd, Connie Smith (Marty), Calvin Heard, Carolyn Datcher (Charles), Anita Barnes, Suzanne Brawner, Wayne Phillip Johnson (Bea), Elizabeth Hawkins and Tracy Heard, a special cousin Edith Bazemore (Alan), as well as a host
The services will be held on Wednesday August 11, 2010 at Our lady of Perpetual Help 1600 Morris Rd S.E. Visitation 9:30 to 11:00 am.The services 11:00am.