Carrie Elizabeth Hawkins, 52, wife of Mark Hawkins, died Friday, January 5, 2024.
Born in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Sandra MacDonald Long and the late Earl Long. The Long family relocated to Marietta, GA where Carrie spent her early years. She graduated from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia in 1990 before attending Georgia Southern University and graduating from Greenville Technical College. After college, Carrie settled in Greenville, South Carolina where she met the love of her life, Mark Hawkins, whom she married in 2000. She was a beloved dietician with National HealthCare Mauldin for 23 years and member of Brookwood Church.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her children, Hunter Hawkins and Ellie Hawkins; brother Chris Long and wife, Christy; one nephew, Wilder Long; and two nieces, Isabel and Lillian Long.
Carrie’s love and dedication to her children, Hunter and Ellie, defined her later years. Carrie was known to all for her gracious kindness on her journey. Deeply connected to her Irish heritage, Carrie fully personified the words attributed to poet W.B. Yeats, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet”. Carrie truly was a light to all she met – she was a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a steadfast friend.
A memorial service will be Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Simpsonville followed by a time of visitation until 5:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Let There Be Mom by visiting https://lettherebemom.org/donating/.
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