Quinette Ann Hawkins was born October 5, 1969 in Portland, Oregon to Barbara and Charles Oats.
During Quinette's high school years, she was a part of the Jefferson high school jazz and tap team, as well as the African dance team. She continued on to graduate at David Douglas high school in 1985. She then furthered her education and attended community college right here in Portland, Oregon.
She then met George Hawkins in Portland and they quickly fell in love. They were married in Atlanta, Georgia and became wonderful parents. While living in Indianapolis, they had their first beautiful child, Nicie.
George worked as a military police officer, stationed in Taku, Korea. Keeping the family all together, Quinette migrated her family to Korea for one and a half years before moving to Maryland. Shortly after moving to Oregon, she soon found out she was pregnant with another beautiful daughter, Renieta. George and Quinette moved once again to Nebraska, but made their way back to Portland, Oregon to have their final child, a boy, George Hawkins. In 1991, Quinette and George separated and she raised her children as a single mother with the help of her parents, Charles and Barbara Oats. With the support of her parents and other family, Quinette was able to work as a caregiver and raise her three beautiful children.
In 2008, Quinette had her first grandchild. Over the years, she had many other grandchildren and was proud of each and every one of them. Quinette enjoyed singing, cooking, and most importantly, being around her family any chance she could get. Her grandchildren were her whole world.
The last remaining years of her life she dedicated herself to God, and tried to live by the bible. She loved bible study and inviting members of the church to her home for in-home services and prayers, when she was unable to physically attend. During that time she gave herself the nickname, "Christian Diva" and "Sunshine", every chance she got she would remind you of it!
She sadly left behind so many loved ones. Her brothers, Sammy, Noel, and Andrell; her children, Nicie Hawkins, Renita Hill, and George Hawkins; and eleven grandchildren with one more on the way. Also, so many of her Aunties and Uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of god kids.
She will be joined by her grandmother, Nicie Wilson and grandfather, Rafe Johnson.
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