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Edward Kevin Hawkins, 50, of Roanoke Rapids, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

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Kevin, a native of Halifax County, was the son of the late Edward Deward Hawkins, Jr. 

He was a 1987 graduate of Halifax Academy. 

Kevin was a supportive husband, wonderful son, brother and father. 

He was involved in his community, coaching football and baseball, a member of Ducks Unlimited where he was the past president of the local chapter and was the district director. 

He has been a firefighter with the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department for 20 years and was the battalion chief of B shift.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Michelle Strickland Hawkins; his son, Alex Hawkins of Durham; his stepson, Austin Lancaster of Wilmington; his mother, Deborah Brown Hawkins of Roanoke Rapids; his sister, Deborah Lynn Hawkins of Durham; and three grandchildren, Brenden, Amelia and Layton.

Kevin was a member of Valley Community Church where funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Schmaltz officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids with firefighter honors.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at his home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: HCHC, P.O. Box 1344, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, memo Dylan Moore Days.