Johnnie Ray Dawkins, 64, of 706 State Line Rd., Gaffney, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023, in Gaffney, SC.
He was born in Mount Vernon, NY and was a son of the late Rose Dawkins Smith and Johnny and Naomi Dawkins.
In addition to his parents he preceded in death by his grandparents, Grady and Flora Dawkins Watkins; two brothers, Calvin Dawkins and Clarence Dawkins.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: a son Shannon Hairston, of Lexington, NC; a brother, Grady Dawkins (Wanda), of Gaffney, SC; two sisters, Lucy Littlejohn and IV Dawkins, both of Gaffney, SC; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Dawkins; a special friend, Patsy Ann Hairston, Lexington, NC; special nieces and nephew, Shantika, Lakeisha, and Rosalind Dawkins, and Marcus Dawkins; other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating.
The family is at the home of his sister, Lucy Littlejohn 254 North Green River Road, Gaffney SC 29341.