Helen 'Priscilla' (Gould) Hawkins, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Nov. 6, 2012, at home in Duluth, Minn. Priscilla was born April 6, 1926, in Tarentum, Pa. She was married to Rev. Ray J. Hawkins for 68 joy filled years. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Preston) Cornelius of Guymon Okla.; son, Paul (Connie) Hawkins of Pueblo; daughter, Beth Gade (Bill) Wentzlaff of Duluth, Minn.; granddaughter, Lynette (Shane) Cherry; great-granddaughter, Autumn Cherry, Pueblo; grandson, Daniel (Emily) Hawkins, Kansas City, Mo; her two sisters and two brothers; and many additional wonderful relatives and church families all over the US. Ray and Priscilla, pastored in Kansas City, Kan., started a Church of the Nazarene in Wichita, Kan., pastored in Denver, Grand Junction, Pueblo (Belmont), Clovis, N.M., Hooker, Okla. and after a semi-retirement were chaplains at the Pueblo Villa for 13 years. She was a longtime Sunday School teacher, singer, hostess, excellent cook and faithful prayer warrior. She will be missed more than words can say, but we would never call her back from the arms of Jesus. 'Well done my child, well done.' Visitation one hour prior to the service. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd. Interment Monday at Mountain View Cemetery. The family has set up a memorial fund to help build a chapel on a new mission field, c/o Paul Hawkins, 1617 Kickapoo Rd., Pueblo, CO 81001. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. We just learned of Priscilla’s passing. Have known her and Ray for a long time, and talked with her on the phone last Christmas, as it was our privilege to keep in touch at least at Christmas time.. Our thoughts are with you, Ray and your family and pray for comfort as only God can give.

  2. Priscilla was such a blessing to so many. Her legacy will live on and on. She has an awesome family and will be greatly missed. Looking forward to seeing her in heaven. Love and prayers. Rod and Mary Thelander

  3. My love and prayers are with your family! What a rejoicing went up in heaven when this faithful servant was called home!!! A long distant hug to you all!! Maribeth Nelson

  4. Rev. Hawkins: Our condolences to you and your family, but rejoice with you as Mrs. Hawkins is with her Lord in heaven. Praying for God’s blessing and comfort for your family. Ron & Linda (Jagger) Geist

  5. Carol, Paul and Beth, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this time. We remember your mother very fondly. Where have all the years gone? Take care, Neal and Janet Hotzel

  6. Hawkins Family:

    I was so saddened to learn of Priscilla’s passing. I have such fond memories of Priscilla and Pastor Ray and enjoyed attending Priscilla’s Sunday School class years ago at Bemont Nazarene Church. I remember Priscilla singing with my in-laws, Larry and Irene Terwilliger, many times and it always brought tears to my eyes. She was the kindest most wonderful woman I have ever known. I know now that she is singing with the Terwilligers in Heaven and what a glorious sound it must be! God Bless you all. Love, Sandi Terwilliger

  7. To the Hawkins family: I so loved your wife, mother, grandmother. the love of the Lord shined thru her so beautiful, wheather is was in Tuesday morn. prayer or Sunday school class, I just enjoyed being with her. I am rejoycing her presence with the Lord. Pastor Ray, you and your family are in my prayers. In His Love, Sharron Abney

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