Mr. Kevin M. Dawkins age 48 of Graceville, FL “Browntown Community” passed away Sunday, June 13th at Flowers Hospital Dothan, AL with his loving family by his side.
Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19th at the Shira Sr. and Chelcie McKinnie Memorial Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL. Reverend Darrold Franklin, officiating. Interment will follow immediately after the service at the Ever Increasing Word of Faith Cemetery located 3749 Skyview Road, Marianna, FL, with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing.
A public viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, 18th at the Shi’ra Sr. and Chelcie Memorial Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Road Campbellton, FL.
Mr. Kevin M. Dawkins was born on Oct. 22, 1972 in Philadelphia; to Mr. Ozell and Mamie Dawkins. The new family soon packed up and moved to Union S.C. Kevin was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and served as the Poster Child for the Spartanburg Chapter of the South Carolina Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation in 1981. Kevin was a good student at Foster Park Elementary School, Sims Jr. High and his Freshman year at Union High School. After his Freshman year Kevin and his Family moved to Graceville “Browntown”, where he attended and graduated from Graceville High School. Kevin worked several jobs and attended Chipola Jr. College and later moved to Tallahassee until his sickle cell crisis became too frequent and cause him to move back to Browntown with family.
Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents Willie and Polly Dawkins of Union, S.C. and William and Lucille Franklin of Browntown, FL.
Kevin is survived by his parents: Ozell and Mamie Dawkins of Browntown, FL; One Brother: Shannon Dawkins (Karla) of Sorrento, FL; One Nephew: Deshawn Dawkins of Marianna, FL; Two nieces Courtney (Atlanta) and Kiarra(Orlando) Chatman; Two great nieces Samyria Culbreath and Kinzley James; One great nephew: Deon Jones; Two God-mothers; Elizabeth Webb (Houston) and Melony Clemmons (Marianna). And a Host of Aunts, uncles and cousins and friends.