Irving Hawkins frequently visited friends that lived in Douglasville while living in his native state of Maryland.
When the opportunity happened for Hawkins to transfer to the area with his family, he jumped on it.
In 2006, Hawkins moved his wife, daughter, mother and mother-in-law to Douglasville after transferring with his job at Bank of America.
“Every time we visited friends who lived here, we noticed how much more this area had to offer than our neighborhood in Maryland,” Hawkins said. “Douglasville has beautiful homes with large lots, plus amenities like wonderful parks and community events and friendly people, and everything is so convenient. We just knew we wanted to live here.”
After opening a branch on Camp Creek Parkway, he took a job with Delta Air Lines before retiring in 2020.
The Maryland transplant then accepted a job with Delta Community Credit Union as the first manager of its Douglasville branch, which opened last March.
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