Pateresa “Patty” Lu Cordisco Hawkins, 77, of War, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at her residence. Born January 1, 1943 in Welch she was the daughter of the late Marjorie Bise Cordisco and Patsey Cordisco.
Patty was a retired school teacher for the McDowell County Board of Education and last taught at Big Creek High School. She was a graduate of Big Creek High School; a graduate of Marshall University and she was a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church in War. She was also known for her outstanding cooking and loved to pass on her Italian traditions to her family.
In addition to her parents Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas E. Hawkins; three sisters, Kathy Green, Connie Walls, Becky Cordisco and her special best friend, her fur baby Georgia Rose.
Those left to cherish her memories are two sons, Pete Douglas Hawkins of War, Habron Dooley Johnson of Ridgely, WV; two daughters, Paige Hawkins and Beth Stutso both of Bristol, TN; four grandchildren, Peyton Beam, Patrick Beam and Sofia Stutso all of Bristol, Kaleb Hawkins of War; one great grandchild, Piper Fleenor of Bristol; nieces and nephews Angie, Jenni, Scott, Joseph, and Jessica (aka) Desiree.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM from the Big Creek Community Center in War with Father Binny Thomas Mulackal, celebrant.
Friends may call at the Community Center Saturday from 2 PM to 5:30 PM.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Hawkins family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at