Lucy Hawkins was born in Cherokee Nation IT to Alex Hawkins and Eve. Her mother's parents came to Cherokee Nation with the John Ross group on the Trail of Tears. She married George Coffee November 14, 1911 at Hulbert, OK. To this union were born six children. The Coffee family moved to Tahlequah, OK where Lucy and George lived until their deaths. Lucy is full blood Cherokee and listed on the final Dawes Roll. She was preceeded in death by her brother Josiah Hawkins.