The General Baptist Association of Mississippi was organized in October 1872, at Columbus, Mississippi when Reverend Jesse Freeman Boulden of Columbus resisted efforts of others to bring his associational work into the General Convention. The General Baptist Association was what the writer would call an "Association of Associations".
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF REV. DR. ANDREW HAWKINS
The General Missionary Baptist State Convention of MS, Inc. expresses its heart-felt sympathy on the sudden loss of our friend, brother, leader and pastor, Rev. Dr. Andrew Hawkins. Rev. Hawkins faithfully served his community, district and state convention in the following capacities:
-Pastor of Mount Olive M.B. Church in Mound Bayou
-Moderator of the Bolivar County District Association
-President of the Congress of Christian Education of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of MS
-Board member of the MS Baptist Seminary
Thank You from the Hawkins
The Hawkins’ Family would like to extend a sincere thanks for all of your expressions of kindness and sympathy shown during the loss of a beloved husband and father, Dr. Andrew L. Hawkins. A special thanks to the Mt. Olive Church Family for being there as you have always been for 22 years. A huge thanks goes to the West Tallahatchie School District for gladly allowing us to use their facilities and responding to all of our requests kindly and quickly. We would also like to thank Dr. Isiac Jackson, Dr. Clyde Glenn, the Office of Veteran Affairs, the Bolivar County Baptist Association, the Tallahatchie County Ministerial Alliance, the Congress of Christian Education for the General Missionary Baptist State Convention, Coahoma Community College, and the Sharkey Community for the love and support you continuously showed. Whether you called, texted, cooked a dish, sent a flower or card, visited, prayed, or just simply thought of us, please know we could not have experienced the celebration we did if it were not for all of you. Most of all, we would like to thank the Benevolent Aid & Burial Society for burying our loved one with dignity. All of you were wonderful and we thank God for you. Please continue to pray for us and know that we will be eternally grateful.
The Wife and Children of Dr. Andrew L. Hawkins Mary, Anthony, Mia, Andrea, & Makendra