Elizabeth “Libby” Hawthorne, 77, of Plant City, and born in Cottondale, Florida, died Nov. 9, 2015.
Mrs. Hawthorne attended Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. She was a cabin mother at the Calvary Freewill youth camp, a Girl Scout leader, and a volunteer for the Navy Chiefs Association and the Florida Strawberry Festival. She loved her family, and she enjoyed farming, gardening, cooking and Rays baseball. She was a saint to her sisters and a mama to everyone she knew.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Conrad (Ron Evans), of Lithia, and Teri Stansel, of Lithia; grandchildren, Danya Conrad and Tiffany Garren; siblings, Martha (Donald), Carlton (Peggy Jane), Peggy (Ed), Judy (Ray) and Lois (George); and siblings-in-law, Delsie, Missie, Nonie, Donie and Ronnie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Hawthorne; parents, James and Magdalene Benefield; and brother, Don.
A celebration of life was held Friday, Nov. 13, at Hopewell Funeral Home. Committal followed at Hopewell Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at HopewellFuneral.com.