James Franklin Hawkins was born on Sept. 17, 1987, in La Junta, Colorado, to Monte Lee and Gerald "Geri Ann" Elizabeth (Goodson) Hawkins and passed away on Nov. 20, 2016, also in La Junta, Colorado, at the age of 29.

James is survived by his parents, Monte Hawkins and Geri Ann Hawkins; stepmother, Ronda Murray; common-law wife, Karmen Rose Welty, all of Las Animas, Colorado; sister, Kneena Hawkins of Cheyenne, Wyoming; half brother, Frankie Hawkins of Las Animas, Colorado; half sisters, Kendel Wille, Aaron Villarreal, both of Texas; stepbrother, Steven Murray of La Junta, Colorado; daughters, Joclin "Jay" Alexandra Hawkins and Deavinity Rose Hawkins; stepchildren, Alexis Hogan, Keyon Hogan and Orlandis Carter; grandparents, Jack and Joanne Hawkins of Las Animas, Colorado; and grandmother, Norma Jean Goodson of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Goodson; infant sister, Jessica Hawkins; and uncle, Elmo Goodson.

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