NEWBERRY - Susan Hawkins Rikard, 64, died Thursday, Nov.15, 2012, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on Sept. 23, 1948, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Berley “Bill” Hawkins Jr. and Catherine Connelly Hawkins.
She retired in 2011 from Regency Woods Apartments as site manager. Mrs. Rikard was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered for her kind heart, unconditional love and great cooking.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Lee Rikard Sr.; children, Wayne Lee Rikard Jr., Christopher Heath Rikard Sr., Dawn Michelle Rikard and Bradley Neal (Brittany) Rikard all of Newberry; brother, Ernest Berley “Ernie” Hawkins III of Brevard, N.C.; grandchildren, Michelle Dawn Rikard, Heather Nicole Rikard, and Christopher Heath Rikard Jr. Mrs. Rikard was predeceased by a sister, Mary Catherine “Cathy” Hawkins Morris.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Newberry Memorial Gardens by Rev. Stephen Mims. The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Jennifer Rogers, 303 W. Alexander Avenue, Suite 1, Greenwood, SC 29646.
Special thanks are given to the Emergency Room and ICU Staff at Newberry County Memorial Hospital and to Dr. Mark Davis and Dr. Thomas Bradberry.
Mcswain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. A memorial message may be written to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.