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Robert Sherman Hawes
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 2, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    Jamacia Queens, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 29, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Leesburg, Florida, United States
Servant of God, Well done, Rest from Thy loved employ, The battle fought, the victory won, Enter Thy Master’s joy, The pains of death are past, Labor and sorrow cease, And life’s long warfare closed at last, His soul is found in peace.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert Sherman Hawes. We will remember him forever.

Home going Celebration Note

During the 2013 holidays Robert was in the hospital for 4 days. It was a special time for him and his daughter, Heather, as they watched the launch of the new Beyonce video, ate Subway sandwiches, made jokes with the Fayette/Piedmont Hospital staff and watched college football championships. His daughter asked him, “Daddy, what kind of funeral service do you want if you pass away? Do you want a church service, repast, memorial services?” He looked at his first born with clarity and said, “Huh? Why do people waste money on the dead? They are gone and God willing - to a better place. Place my golf ball and club on the 18th hole of my golf course (Arlington Ridge in Leesburg FLA), spread my ashes, say some words, cry for 5 minutes MAX and then go get some chicken wings and beer.”  “Are you serious, Daddy?” she asked.  “YES and do it! I had a great life!”  he stated happily and with conviction.

To honor this request, the family will hold no formal funeral or memorial service. However, to celebrate this wonderful life of Robert Sherman Hawes, the family has created an online memorial website ( ) where condolences, memories and prayers can be shared.


Acknowledgement –

Our Creator has given us a wealth of friends and caring family who have been generous in prayer, support and kindness. We are deeply and humbly appreciative of your warm and sincere generosity during this period of bereavement. Your loving and comforting words, thoughts, actions and prayers shall always linger in our heart. Thank you and may God continue to bless each of you.

Cards and Condolences can be sent to:

 Heather Hawes

513 Peachtree Station Circle

Peachtree City, GA 30269


Kelley Hawes Wilson

299 Colt Highway

Apartment 414

Farmington CT  06032


Cornerstone Hospice did a wonderful job in making Robert’s transition comfortable for him and our family. Feel free to make a donation in his honor to the following information.

Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, a non-profit organization

2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778,

Federal Tax ID #59-2915060, for Cornerstone Hospice Foundation’s general use and purpose.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Maya Maya on 26th November 2015

"Happy Holidays Heather,

I have looked through this wonderful site several times smiling at the  memories of your father. I know this time may not be easy as his physical presence is not here but he lives on. You now have three little ones who had the opportunity to get to know their grandfather and to be there with you on this journey.  Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day and this Thanksgiving Day. God always has great timing as this year did bring you a great lost but it also came with a great gain. May God continue to bless you!"

This tribute was added by E.A. Alexis on 13th November 2015

"One who lives on in the hearts and minds of those left behind is not gone. Your father's life and legacy take on new meaning through the gift of memory. And his impact on this world continues through his amazing daughters, and the many people he touched. Thank you for sharing him with me during his visits to Atlanta and Spelman. Be comforted by the truth of eternal life. --Eloise"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Anderson on 10th November 2015

"My deepest condolences to you, your family and all of us - his extended family. I never knew him, but can tell he was a very special person. The world always suffers when a great father leaves us."

This tribute was added by Linda Patton on 9th November 2015

"Gone from our sight, but never our memories; gone from our touch, but never our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Heather.  

This tribute was added by Kenya Travitt on 6th November 2015

"Heather I'm praying for you and your family. From his request, words and your light thsf shines so brightly I can tell that your father was special and had keen insight.
May God provide you and yours with some comfort at this difficult time.
Warm Regards,

This tribute was added by abraham davis on 6th November 2015

"Dear Heather:
You have my deepest sympathy at the lost of your father. I will keep you and every member of your wonderful family in my prayers. I have no doubts that God will see you through this difficult time. Stay strong."

This tribute was added by Lenora Jackson on 5th November 2015

"Heather, you have my condolences.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  The tribute you have created to honor your father's life and his wishes has made all of us who never met your father feel as though we knew him.  Thanks for sharing your father with me.  I know you will miss him, but pray that as you read all the well wishes to you and your family, you know we are there for you."

This tribute was added by Kenique Freeman on 5th November 2015

"beautiful tribute for a life well lived and so enjoyed. mr. hawes' light continuously shines through you and your family. so many of your father's strengths are clearly a part of you h2. sending love and hugs to all of you."

This tribute was added by Zadie Long on 5th November 2015

"My dearest Heather, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of your father.  I truly enjoyed reading about the conversation you had with your father during his stay in Hospice.  It was so warm and touching.  I pray God will continue to give you and your family strength and peace during this time.  Blessing and Love….  Zadie"

This tribute was added by Iretta Kearse on 5th November 2015

"Heather, I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray that your faith will continue to provide comfort, peace, and joy in knowing your father is at rest. Know that you are Loved."

This tribute was added by Keith Webb on 5th November 2015

"Heather, I extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. The conversation you had with your dad was very touching, and no doubt he has left a tremendous legacy. Praying for GOD's eternal grace, mercy and peace over the Hawes family."

This tribute was added by Theresa Metzger on 5th November 2015

"Heather, I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray that God grants you peace with the passng of your Father, and that his new journey be peaceful. Thank you for sharing the pictures...God bless."

This tribute was added by joan jimmy jones on 5th November 2015

"condolences to family. it has been a long time.when you all moved to fl from ohio. bob had to go down first,ask jimmy to look after family.that was the year of blizzard.jimmy did look after family and bob sent him a letter thanking him.we lived next door,nice family,never for got them."

This tribute was added by Dorita Treadwell on 4th November 2015

"You will be missed...thank you for leaving your daughters to carry on your legacy.  May God give them strength to live their lives in your honor."

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