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Matthew C. Hawkins

August 17, 1967 April 4, 2023
Matthew C. Hawkins
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Matthew C. Hawkins, 55, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Wabash General Hospital. He was born on August 17, 1967, in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Harold A. Hawkins and Hortense “Dela” (Freeman) Hawkins.

Matthew was employed by Thomson and Pettyjohn for ten years. He had a love for working with his hands and always being the handyman of the family. Matthew held family close to his heart. He loved doing family cookouts, gatherings, and loved taking them on vacations. He had a love for the outdoors and traveling, so he spent most of his time outside. Matthew held every one of his grandsons close to his heart and loved spending time with them doing all sorts of outdoor activities. Matthew will be missed by his family and friends.

Matthew leaves behind his wife, Selena (Sampson) Hawkins; son, Joshua Hawkins (Jevyn Dillon); daughters, Crystal (Brandon Sr.) Mudd; Selena Hawkins (Zac Davis); grandchildren, Brandon Mudd, Jr., Harley Mudd, Jaxon Mudd, Kylar Furhman-Hawkins, Xavier Hawkins, Tesla Krieg; one brother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled for a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Matthew’s tribute wall, and leave condolences for the Hawkins family, please visit

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