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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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 were.

Posted by SARA NASH - ATLANTA, GA - Friend   July 29, 2020

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 young lady and I was privileged to be a part of her life so many years ago. I pray the Lord will comfort you during this time and that you can rest in the assurance that you will see each other in glory.

Posted by Norman Bunn - Greenville, SC - Friend   July 27, 2020

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 and prayers ❣ for your family! Robert.

Posted by Robert Dunning - Cordova, SC - Friend   July 27, 2020

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 this loss must hurt, yet knowing she is with the Lord is our comfort. Please extend our condolences to your family.

Posted by Charles and Lynne Wallace - Lawrenceville, GA - Friend   July 22, 2020

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 at Freedom Baptist when all our children were little ones. I have thought of her and you often as these years passed us by and wished We had been able to enjoy being nearer thru all these years. You are in my prayers as you take these steps forward knowing that Diane has already made it home. We love you all.

Posted by Sherri and Robert Anderson - Castle Hayne, NC - Friend   July 16, 2020

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.

Posted by Jenny Smith - Daniel Island, SC   July 14, 2020

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.

Posted by Jenny Smith - Daniel Island, SC   July 14, 2020

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 her family. Even though it had been many years since our time together at Clemson I have nothing but fond memories of Diane and Mark. My deepest sympathy and may continue to receive God's blessings in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Todd Trousdell - Newport News, VA - Friend   July 13, 2020

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 her upmost priority as was her Christian faith.
Sending prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time

Posted by Sara Dorociak    July 13, 2020

You have my condolences for your loss.

Posted by John Tucker - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   July 13, 2020

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 thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

Posted by Cameron Wilson - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   July 13, 2020

Mark, I just now learned of Diane's passing. I am so very sorry. It grieves me to hear this very sad news.

Posted by Wayne Bieganousky - Waxhaw, NC - Friend   July 13, 2020

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

Posted by Dennis Allen - BIRMINGHAM, AL - Friend   July 12, 2020

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 laughter to everyone she met. Watching her in the choir there was no doubt of her worship of her Savior. There was never a time when y'all were together that it didn't look like you were having fun. We've prayed for you as you walk this road of missing her. You will certainly feel God's peace and presence and we hope you will be able to immediately recall all the joy she brought you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Laurette and Barry Baughman - Dalton, GA - Friend   July 12, 2020

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 bright and wonderful presence in my life. I know you all grieve, but maintain the hope and assurance of a reunion to come.

Tom MacMillan

Posted by Tom MacMillan - Friend   July 12, 2020

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 that she is home. I know all of you will miss her dearly! Sincerely, Bun and Susan Stubbs

Posted by Susan Stubbs - Mount Pleasant, SC   July 12, 2020

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 peace and comfort in the coming days, weeks and beyond. Draw your strength from Our Father God as He will give you all your needs. In His Love and ours,
Kim and Cliff Hudson

Posted by Kim Hudson - Friend   July 12, 2020

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 in your lives . However, at the same time your hearts are filled with memories and the reality that this is not finality ! This is painful but not hopeless , as she waits for you all in heaven with her Lord. Know that until that day you will be surrounded by prayers and love of friends and family . Let those prayers carry you thru the low times and escort you into the presence of God's gift eternal life !

Posted by Peg Walden    July 12, 2020

Dearest Mark, Rebecca and Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear about Diane's passing. Our prayers are with you all.

Posted by Skye McKee - John's Island, SC - Family   July 11, 2020

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 feel the Lord's loving and comforting arms carrying you during this time. Blessings, Audrey

Posted by Audrey Ware - Neptune Beach, FL - Friend   July 11, 2020

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 is now With our Lord and Savior. Audrey and I will be lifting up your family in prayer, that God will provide you with peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of your dear wife, but celebrate her life. Let us know if we can do anything for you or your family.

Posted by Emory Ware - Neptune Beach, FL - Friend   July 11, 2020

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 family, and all of our family members. I praise God for our faithful, loving Christian family. I especially thank him for giving her such a wonderful husband, Mark, who cared for her so perfectly.
May God be with all of you and bless you with His tender love. I wish I could be at the funeral, but my health won't allow me to go. I will be praying for all of you. I love you.

Aunt Jean

Posted by Jean Holding - Rocky Mount, NC - Family   July 11, 2020

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 had such a gift of making people feel at ease and important. Our hearts break for the hole left in your precious family's lives, but we rejoice in the hope we have in Christ and Christ alone and the promise we will see her again.

Love and Prayers,
Jeff and Amy Adkins

Posted by Amy Adkins - North Charleston, SC   July 11, 2020

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 Lord meet your every need in a special way as only He can. Do tell Nancy I said hello.

Posted by Dale Antley Clark - Orangeburg, SC - Friend   July 11, 2020

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 Blessings, Dottie

Posted by Dottie LaFitte - Columbia, SC - Friend   July 11, 2020

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 remain in my prayers.

Posted by CHERYLL Woods-Flowers - Mount Pleasant, SC - Family Friend   July 11, 2020

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 age of 62. Feel so Proud of the love you had for Diane, and passionate care you provided during her journey. Have peace knowing you stood by her and loved her.

Posted by Chip Ingram - Cheraw, SC - Acquaintance   July 10, 2020

So sorry,for your loss of Diane. Prayersfor all of you!

Posted by Anna laura Brooks - mt pleasant, SC - Friend   July 10, 2020

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