Helen Hawkins Dampier, 80 of Gainesville, FL passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday May 4, 2016. Helen was born on December 12, 1935 in DuPont, GA to Alfred and Hattie Bell Shore Hawkins. She owned and operated the Dampier Country Store, then later worked for Woolworth’s Department Store, Gainesville Florist and University City Florist. Mrs. Dampier was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church and was baptized on September 7, 2014. She enjoyed her cats and trips to casinos and scratching lottery tickets. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Dampier, Jr. and her son John Dampier. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Laura M. Dampier, sisters Doris Garrison of High Springs, FL and Jackie Yates (Gene) of Oveido, FL, one nephew Bill Warrington of Lay Fayette, LA, Four nieces Donna Hooten of High Springs, FL, Angelina Summers of Oveido, FL, Suzanne Zelov of Villanova, PA and Stephanie Warrington of Cape Coral, FL, one granddaughter, four step grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Jonesville Baptist Church 17222 SW 15th Avenue Newberry, FL, with a viewing for one hour prior. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery in LaCrosse, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alachua County Humane Society 4205 NW 6th Street Gainesville, FL 32609 and/or Pennies for Posho P O Box 1307 Zebulon, GA 30295.