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Diane Hawkins Nelson
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Alzheimer's Association
    P.O. Box 96011
    Washington, DC 20090

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We thank you for the tender care you have provided along this challenging journey. Through the years we have had the high privilege of being eyewitnesses to sweet Diane's life; a life held and shaped by the loving hands of her gentle savior.


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“Dear Mark - I am so terribly to hear of Diane's death. I can well remember how often you spoke of her, and how expressive of love for her you always...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: SARA NASH - ATLANTA, GA - Friend

“Miss Nancy,I have just heard of Diane's homecoming and wanted you to to know of the wonderful memories I have of you and Diane. She was a special...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Norman Bunn - Greenville, SC

“Very sorry to hear about Diane! She was very special and always kind to others. I know she will be missed and that there is rejoicing in Heaven! Love...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Robert Dunning - Cordova, SC

“Mark: Chick emailed to say that Diane had passed away. Lynne and I want to let you know we are praying for you. It is incomprehensible how much...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Charles and Lynne Wallace - GA

“Dear Mark and family,Diane was a good friend and an encourager a kind loving spirit that God allowed to be a blessing in my life. This was years ago...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Sherri and Robert Anderson - NC

“Mark, I am praying for you and your family. May each of you feel His loving arms wrapped around you during this time of loss. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Jenny Smith - Daniel Island, SC

“Mark, I am praying for you in and your family May each of you feel His loving arms wrapped around you during this time of loss. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jenny Smith - Daniel Island, SC

“Chick Jacobs notified me today that Diane had passed away. I am so very sorry to learn of her passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to Mark and...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Todd Trousdell - Newport News, VA

“So very sorry to hear of Diane's passing. Diane always showed such a sweet and kind spirit as this was her true self! I remember how her family was...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Sara Dorociak

“You have my condolences for your loss. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: John Tucker - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I met Diane in the choir at East Baptist Church. Diane had a beautiful and quiet spirit. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Our...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Cameron Wilson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Mark, I just now learned of Diane's passing. I am so very sorry. It grieves me to hear this very sad news. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Wayne Bieganousky - Waxhaw, NC

“Mark, Karen and I are so grateful for all you and Diane contributed to so many lives at ECBC. We miss you, and grieve with you.Dennis and Karen Allen ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Dennis Allen - BIRMINGHAM, AL

“Mark, Rebecca, and Elizabeth, Dianne was pure sunshine. It's been a few years but there are some people you can never forget. She brought joy and...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Laurette and Barry Baughman - GA

“Dear Mark and the Hawkins family,I was saddened to hear of Diane's passing. It has been so many years since I last saw her, but she remains a very...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Tom MacMillan - Friend

“Mark and family,So very sorry to hear about Diane's passing. We thought she was such a kind person. Hold tight to your memories and the knowledge...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Susan Stubbs - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Mark, Rebecca and Elizabeth,Our hearts are sad to hear of Dianes passing but we rejoice knowing she is with God. Our prayers are given for your...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Kim Hudson - Friend

“Having only met Diane once, I was witness to her gentle spirit and sweet personality . I know her absence leaves with each ot you a tremendous hole...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Peg Walden

“Dearest Mark, Rebecca and Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear about Diane's passing. Our prayers are with you all. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Skye McKee - John's Island, SC

“Hi Mark, I am so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers In this time of deep grieving and loss. May you...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Audrey Ware - Neptune Beach, FL

“Mark, I just found out today about Diane and my heart was sadden by the loss of such a wonderful person. However I am comforted In knowing that she...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Emory Ware - Neptune Beach, FL

“Diane, my beloved niece, will be sorely missed. I have many lifetime good memories. I was always so proud of her, and thankful for her wonderful...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Jean Holding - Rocky Mount, NC

“We are so very sorry for the passing of sweet Diane. As you know, she was the kind of person that would light up the room whenever she entered. She...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Amy Adkins - North Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hawkins family. I worked for Nancy for @ 10 years and my brother Greg was in school with Kitty. May the...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Dale Antley Clark - Orangeburg, SC

“Rebbeca, May God give you peace and comfort. I pray the wonderful memories you have of you Mother will help you through this sad time. Love and...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Dottie LaFitte - Columbia, SC

“I was so very sorry to read this morning of Diane's passing. I pray that coming weeks and months will bring peace and understanding. You will...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: CHERYLL Woods-Flowers - SC

“My heart goes out to the Nelson Family for the loss of Diane . My wife Teresa Sweet T Ingram Of Cheraw pass away from Early Onset Alzheimer's at the...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Chip Ingram - Cheraw, SC

“So sorry,for your loss of Diane. Prayersfor all of you! ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Anna laura Brooks - mt pleasant, SC

Diane Hawkins Nelson, 63, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Mark H. Nelson went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Her funeral service will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 in the East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road at 10:00 am. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 12, 2020 at East Cooper Baptist Church from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Diane was born June 28, 1957 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, daughter of Nancy Eason Hawkins and the late Roy Hawkins. She graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Nursing. During high school and college while Diane was a member of The Believers, a singing group from Orangeburg, she met her husband Mark. As members of East Cooper Baptist Church, she and Mark taught a pre-marriage counseling course for over 25 years. Diane also sang in the Church choir.

She was a wonderful wife, daughter, and Nana to her grandchildren and will be dearly missed by her husband of 41 years, Mark; SC; two daughters, Rebecca Hardee (Blake) of Simpsonville, SC and Elizabeth Nelson of Charlotte, NC; her mom Nancy Eason Hawkins of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Jack Hawkins (Kim) of Charlotte, NC; sister, Kitty Weaver (Robert) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three grandchildren, Caroline Hardee, William Hardee and Eli Hardee.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090.