Diane Hawkins Nelson

  • Born: June 28, 1957
  • Died: July 9, 2020
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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.

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.