L. JoAnn Hawkinson, 81, died Nov. 25, 2007 at home. She knew it was her time and followed a quote she had written for a friend:
"God's promise of eternity must far outweigh what's here -- if only we have faith enough to leave those we hold dear."
"God's Book of Life is not complete until we see the day when angels come to us and gently say ‘It's time for you to come and see God's heavenly home eternity.'"
She leaves behind her husband Hawk and children, Terri, Scott and Craig. She is also survived by son-in-law, Mark and granddaughter Sarah.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.