Collyn MyLove Kirk-Hawkins

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Collyn “Minni” MyLove Kirk-Hawkins was born September 9, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio to Lovelee Lawanda Lynne Kirk and David Christen Hawkins. This lovable, precious bundle of joy slipped away during her nap on Tuesday morning, February 18, 2020, in Columbus.

Collyn always looked so pretty with a big beautiful smile on her face. She was the spitting image of her mother and grandfather, thus the nickname Minni.

She fought an amazing fight with Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and defied odds surviving two years, five months and 14 days, when her given life expectancy was to be perhaps a day, if at all. Everyday her family was blessed with a living miracle from God. After an abundance of pokes, several surgeries/procedures, many feeding tubes, countless trachs, multiple resuscitation, and subpar home care nurses, today she is completely healed, painless and in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Collyn was honored during the week of February 11-14, 2020, by the Patches of Light organization as a one of the receptions of the Rock Your Journey Essay for children with life changing conditions. She was also a student at Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio in Hilliard.

Collyn is resting in heavenly peace with her grandfather, Robert Kirk; great-grandmothers, Martha Kirk and Wanda Zimmerman; great-grandfathers Hosley Kirk and Leonard Zimmerman.

Surviving sweet, sweet Collyn, is her loving, devoted and dedicated mother, Lovelee Lawanda Kirk; father, David Christen Hawkins; her doting sister, Cameron Kirk-Hawkins; her other siblings, Christopher Hawkins, Christen Hawkins, Jovanni Hawkins, Robert Akins; her maternal grandmother, Deborah McCoy; PawPaw, Harold McCoy; paternal grandparents, Gloria Connally and Michael (Donna) Hawkins; uncles, Dennis Kirk, Daryl McCoy, Xander Raymond; aunts, Allyson Kirk, Andrea Hawkins; great-aunts, Malicsie Kirk and Twila Fultz; great-uncles, Michael (Tonia) Zimmerman, and Dwayne Zimmerman; cousins, Michael, Matthew (Dreanne), Chelsea (Derroyn); Michael B, Cary, Natasha; Melissa, Leah, Justice, Jahlen, Jordan, Jaivon, Matthew Jr., Josiah, Matayla, Nala, Jamison; her bonus sister, LaTazia Davis; her bonus aunts, Kendra (Dana) Kearns, Keisha Bates, Brandy Byrant; Godmother, Ieshia Hairston; Godfather, Jarrell McGill; other family members (Zimmerman, Reeves, Holcomb, Ragland); Antioch Baptist Church, the doctors, nursing and support staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Visitation 5:00pm and Funeral 6:00pm Friday, February 28, 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church, 1015 Chambers Road.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I’m thankful I had the chance to meet this wonderful baby. Always smiling and full of life no matter the circumstance. I’m going to miss her little feisty loving self. She was a fighter God was just ready for her to stop fighting. Rest peacefully princess Collyn I love you my little chocolate twin & to my other mom Lovelee & little sister Cameron & fam I send my condolences and pray God give you the strength to go forward everyday knowing she’s your guardian angel now!

  2. Bernard Williams

    My prayers are with the family

  3. Supt. Robert and Supvr. Sandra Taylor Booker

    My love and prayers are being sent to Daryl McCoy, his sister, his Mother, CAMJOY, and all family and friends. Only God can heal this open wound in time. May God strengthen each of you is our prayer.

  4. She is beautiful. I am praying for the family.

  5. I was Blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Collyn and have her in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. Her beautiful little face made the world a brighter place. Now, she is the brightest light in Heaven with our Heavenly Father.

  6. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

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