Anna Beatrice Dawkins Austin, 73, of 109 Kennedy Street, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Spartanburg Medical Center.
Widow of John C. Austin, she was born in Cherokee County, and was a daughter of Estelle Johnson Dawkins and the late Townsend Dawkins, Sr.
She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.
Anna was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a “people person” who delighted in being around others and helping her fellow-man. We shall miss her, but we thank God for blessing us with Annie in our life.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Kimberly Austin and Teresa Austin; her father, Townsend Dawkins, Sr., two sisters, Ramona Dawkins and Carolyn “Tettie” Austin; brothers, Willie Johnson and Eddie Dawkins; sister-in-law, Viola Austin; brothers-in-law, Joe, Benny, and Columbus Austin.
She leaves to cherish loving memories: two daughters, Angela Hillman and Tina Austin; mother, Estelle Dawkins,; three brothers, Townsend Dawkins, Jr., Luther Dawkins (Frances), and Orlean Dawkins; a sister, Betty Santiago; aunts, Marie Dawkins and Rosetta Dawkins; eleven grandchildren; Meka, Johnny Raymond, Sherman, and Jimmy Austin; Bradlee Haney, Darria Crosby, Ta’garria Lattimore, Reginald and Johnny Keenan, and Freddie Smith; sisters-in-law, Joyce Offri (Edward), Rosa Austin, and Emma Austin; brother-in-law, Fred Austin; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
The Funeral Service will be Monday, July 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend Xavier Haney, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaffney, SC.
The Gilmore Mortuary