Biography: Betty Joyce Smith Hawkins, of Angleton, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2021 at Houston Memorial Herman Hospital. Betty Joyce, was born June 8, 1952, to the late A.C. Smith, Sr. and Diola Levi Smith, in Chenango, Texas. She was the eldest of 10 children. Betty accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at New Bethel Baptist Church, in Angleton, Texas. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Robert V. Hawkins, and two sons, Kelvin M. Hawkins and Delvin J. Hawkins (Francis). She leaves to cherish her memory, granddaughter, Kasia Hawkins, sisters, Linda Davis, Barbara Smith, and Darlene Johnson; brothers, Larry Smith, and Randy Smith (Rachel), and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. There will be a visitation in her honor will be Friday, July 23, 2021, 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Gardner’s Funeral Home 507 W. Orange, Angleton, Texas. A Celebration of her Life will be Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 572 County Road 42, Sandy Point, Texas with Reverend Larry D. Brooks, Eulogist. Viewing will be available from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Peaceful Rest Cemetery in Brazoria, Texas. Due to the COVID-19, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Final and Most Sacred Arrangements Entrusted to Gardner’s Funeral Home, 507 W. Orange Street, Angleton, TX. Online condolences may be sent to the family at gardnerfuneralhome.net.