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Joyce Marie Hawkins

February 17, 1950 - July 20, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

July 20, 2020



Birth Date:

February 17, 1950

Birth Place:

Waverly, New York

Service Information:

Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Joyce Marie Hawkins

Joyce Marie Hawkins, 70, of Waverly passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at home after a brave multi-year fight against uterine cancer.

She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Elizabeth Rightmire Hawkins.

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Heather (Pierce) Shallis of Boothwyn, PA; brother, Jim (Kristie) Hawkins of Colorado Springs, CO; nephew, David (Nicole) Hawkins of Colorado Springs, CO; great-nephew Hudson and great-niece Brooklyn Hawkins of Colorado Springs, CO; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Joyce was a graduate of the Waverly High School class of 1968, and employed by Guthrie for over 30 years.

Anyone who knew Joyce will tell you she was an avid story teller, with an infectious laugh, and a heart bigger than her body. She was affectionately and appropriately called “Momma Hawkins” by many; nothing was more important to her than spending time with, and being there for, the people she loved.

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Hazel Hunt officiating and burial to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, PA.  For those unable to attend the service, it will be Live Streamed on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Joyce’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Maggie Sheffler
I am so, so very sorry.  I worked with Joyce and enjoyed visiting her and her mom.  Please accept my sincerest sympathies.

From: Rick & Kathryn Eddy
Such an unspeakable coincidence for a daughter to follow her mother within a weeks time. Such a difficult time although her peaceful passing was a blessing for the family. We are so, so sorry and pray for strength for you all.

From: Cheryl Hunsinger
I worked with Joyce. We also shared the same birthday.  We had many good times together at different places. She will be missed.

From: Stacy Socoski
I was so very sorry to hear of Joyce's passing.  I worked with Joyce for several years, she was always such a delight to talk to and was always very kind and friendly.  She shared her M&M cookie recipe with me as I love M&Ms and every time I make a batch I think of her.  I recall a few discussions with her when she was making wedding plans for your wedding, Heather, and the excitement in her voice about things to come.  Wishing peace and comfort to her family during this very difficult time.

From: millie rogers mather
Sorry to learn of Joyce's passing; worked with her at the former Tioga Hospital. Joyce was a vibrant lady and always helpful person.  She is at peace now and in the presence of Our Lord's glory.

From: Paul grace
To the Hawkins family. You have my sympathy Joyce and your mom will be missed my condolences, Paul

From: Mary King
My sincere condolences to the entire family.  I can only imagine how difficult it is to suffer the loss of Joyce and her mother in such a short period of time.  I truly believe Joyce could not leave this earth before knowing her mother was at peace.

From: Alexandra and Irmgard
Heather we are so sorry about the loss of your mother and grandmother. We will never forgot their kindness and the treats after every swim meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From: shelli ripic
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I took care of Joyce for many years. She was so proud of all of you and would talk about you at every visit. She loved her family so much. You were all lucky to have her in your lives.

From: Kristen Pauline
I worked with Joyce in Word Processing. We did quite a few weekend shifts together. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a always so nice to me.

From: Mary Lou Spencer
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.  I did not know your grandmother had passed away recently.  My condolences regarding your grandmother also.  Your mother was a good person and always had a smile on her face, no matter what was going on.  She will be missed.

From: Yvonne Halstead
Heather and Jim ,  I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother And then your Mom.  My heart breaks for you .  I feel like I know you both so well . Joyce loved her family . We will miss  both of them .  My thoughts and prayers are with you . Yvonne and Tina (Hairs The Place)

From: Bert
Heather, I am so sorry For your loss.   I just heard about your mom.,when I checked the obits, I see the funeral was yesterday.  My heart is broken.  We had been so close.  She and your grandmother were two of the best people.

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