Stephen Michael Hawkins, 29, of Effingham, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at home with his family by his side.Stephen was born in Florence, SC, son of Robert Jeffery Hawkins and Margaret Mary Biscup Hawkins. He was a member of St Ann Catholic Church and had attended the College of Charleston on academic scholarships after graduating from West Florence High School. Stephen was an "All In" Clemson fan and an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Due to Cystic Fibrosis, he was a recipient of a double lung transplant at Duke University Hospital and advocated for organ donation PLEASE CONSIDER BEING AN ORGAN DONOR.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary M. Biscup, Allen Hawkins, and Amy Hawkins.Surviving are his parents; brothers, Christopher R. Hawkins of Greenville, SC, and Kevin G. Hawkins of Effingham; grandfather, Gerald Biscup of Florence, SC; close friends, Daniel Pappas and Justin Gordon; ESA bloodhound, Bailey, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CF Foundation (www.cff.org), Cooks for Christ (cooksforchristsc@gmail.com), or Make A Wish - SC Chapter (www.sc.wish.org).The family will receive friends from 5 8 pm, Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:00 pm.A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11:00 am Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, 113 South Kemp Street, Florence, SC.Please send messages to the family at the obit section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

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Leslie Barth

I do not know Stephen’s family, nor did I know him, but my heart broke for you all when I just read this obituary. He sounded like an amazing young man who had accomplished so much, despite his health battles. Those battles sounded immense, but it sounded like he had a very loving family who was by his side and supported him with their unconditional love through his ups and downs. I’m sure he felt your love constantly, and knew how very blessed he was to be surrounded by it. He carries that love in his heart for eternity, and I know he will forever be in your hearts as well.

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