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Obituary for Cozene Patterson Hawkins

Cozene Hawkins departed this life at the age of 83 on November 8th, 2017 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Jean Hawkins, Lexington, KY. Born and raised in Paris, Kentucky, she was a graduate of Western High School. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Belle Patterson. She accepted Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church in Paris, KY serving as President of the Usher Board as a faithful missionary member and servant on the culinary committee (“with brown skin service”). She also was a member of the Marshall Heights Homemakers Serving Club. She was employed for over 30 years as a housekeeper for the English, Richards and Carsons families of Paris, KY. Cozene loved her church and family more than anything.
She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Hawkins, a son, Charles Griffin, a sister Ella Mae Gross and three brothers, Ronnie, Frank and Clifton Patterson.
She is survived by a daughter, Vivian M. Brooks, six sons, Timothy (Connie), Steven (Norma), Vincent (Melissa), Darwin (Pam), Darryl, and Micheal (Barbara) Hawkins; two brothers, Keith (Belinda) Patterson and Shelton (Monica) Patterson; three sisters, Ruby Kemper, Peggy (Raymond) Rice and Shirley (Ray) Fields; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 AM, Monday, November 13, 2017 at the First Baptist Church 128 W. 8th Street, Paris by Rev. John E. Reese, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Morgan Gilkey. Burial will be at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Paris, KY.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at the church.
Pallbearers will be her children.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dominque Hawkins, Raymond Mueller, Deacon Clyde Marks, Deacon Billy Jones and Leon Simmons.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.
The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First Baptist Church

128 West 8th St.
Paris, KY 40361





11:30 AM
First Baptist Church

128 West 8th St.
Paris, KY 40361

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Evergreen Memory Gardens

5364 Lexington Rd.
Paris, KY 40361


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