Sandra Ward “Sandy” Hawkins, 81, of Louisa, VA passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Sandy was born on October 30, 1937 in Washington DC, to Henry and Grace Norson. She grew up in Brooklyn, N Y and spent her summers at her grandparents’ home in Gaithersburg, MD where she met and married Carlton W. Ward. Sandy graduated from Averett College in 1957 and worked as a media assistant for the Montgomery County Maryland Schools for 25 years. She lived in Gaithersburg for 41 years, and in 2002, she moved to Louisa, VA. where she enjoyed living on Lake Anna. Sandy was preceded in death by her first husband, Carlton W Ward. She is survived by her husband, Earl W. Hawkins; two sons, Thomas C. Ward (Cathy) of Frederick, MD and Steven C. Ward (Donna) of Williamsburg, VA; two step-children, Barbara Gladhill of Louisa, VA and Patrick Hawkins (Julie) of Florida; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew Ward, Lauren Ayers, Amanda and Rachel Ward; Jessica Selby, Matthew Borg, Angela Morris, Cory Gladhill, Kyle Hawkins and Kristin Launikitis; and seven great-grandchildren. Spending time with family was most important to her which included boating with them on Lake Anna. She also enjoyed reading and travelling with the Louisa AARP where she was a member. Sandy is much loved and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 5 at Woodward Funeral Home, 200 Fredericksburg Ave, Louisa, VA 23093 with a service to follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Cancer Society or Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at 3519 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. Online guest book is available at woodwardfuneral.com.