Gloria Jean Hawks Simmons, 63, passed away, at John Keever Solace Center, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

She was born in Beckley, W. Va., to Paul Eugene Hawks and Charlotte Hawks. She was a retired nurse.

Gloria is survived by her father, Paul Eugene Hawks and wife, Marlene, of Masaryktown, Fla.; mother, Charlotte Facemyer Hawks of Dunedin, Fla.; son, Fred McCormick II and wife, Tasha, of Black Mountain; daughter, Crystal Smith and husband, Mike, of Dunedin Fla.; granddaughter, Kaleyse McCormick; and brother, Matthew Hawks and wife, Jenna, of Bradenton, Fla.

She is preceded in death by one brother, Paul D. Hawks.

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to John Keever Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.

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