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Thelma Peake Arthur Hawkins

August 19, 1930 - December 2, 2022

Thelma Peake Arthur Hawkins, born August 19, 1930 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Friday December 2, 2022.  She was predeceased by parents Roy S. and Maude Peake, and first husband Carey M. Arthur.  She is survived by her husband Clarence Hawkins; daughters Kathy Jordan (Steve) and Aimee Foster (Anthony); grandchildren Beth Sperlazza (Elliot), Michael Foster, Robert Foster (Katelyn), and David Jordan (Gabriella); great-grandchildren Grace Sperlazza and Archer Jordan; and sister Marion Wainwright.  She also leaves behind her special caretakers: Teresa Harris, Melissa Burford, Katelyn Cranford, Tonia Perdue, Cyndi Sanders, Carolyn Anderson, Teresa Hodges, April Tucker, and Roxanne Williams.

She was very active in Bedford Baptist Church, Keep Bedford Beautiful, and a primary teacher for over 31 years in Bedford County Schools.

A visitation will be held at Bedford Baptist Church on Wednesday December 7th from 1-2pm, with a funeral service at 2pm.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her name to Bedford Baptist Church, Bedford Rescue Squad, and Centra Bedford Hospice.

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Aimee, sorry to hear of your mothers passing. our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by jeff and tanya burge on December 8, 2022

Dear Kathy & Aimee, I am so sorry that we didn't know of your mother's passing in time to get to the viewing and the ceremony. Dave and I have such fond memories of your family when we lived across from you all on Oakwood Street. We are thinking of you and your sweet Mama. With kindest regards from our family to yours, Beth Gladwell

Posted by Elizabeth Gladwell on December 7, 2022

I was so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I have fond memories of her as my first grade teacher at Liberty Academy and as a friend later on. She probably never realized how many lives she influenced in her 31 years of teaching. I will cherish those memories always. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Mary Beth Quarles on December 6, 2022

Kathy and Aimee, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. Please know that I am holding you and your families close in my heart.

Posted by Robin Arthur on December 6, 2022

Aimee, Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have so many childhood memories the i will continue to cherish. God bless you during this time.

Posted by Bobby Hudson on December 6, 2022

Sincerest condolences for all the family. I have fond childhood memories of Thelma & Uncle Carey Arthur. Her memory will be cherished.

Posted by Alyssa Kurtz & family on December 4, 2022

Aimee,so sorry to hear about your mom.May your precious memories get you through this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cathy Abbott on December 4, 2022

There aren’t enough words to express how special Thelma was to all who knew her. I’m so fortunate and honored to have known her and will carry our memories together with me forever.

Posted by Cyndi on December 4, 2022

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