Rose Ann Dawkins Smith

Rose Ann Dawkins Smith, 90, of New York City, died Wednesday, in her home.

Widow of Roosevelt Smith, she was born in Cleveland County, NC. She was a daughter of the late Flora Dawkins Watkins and Ashmore Davis.

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She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in New York and a former member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Gaffney.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; stepfather, Grady Watkins; son, Clarence Dawkins; siblings, Elizabeth Rodgers, Willie Mae Johnson and Willie Davis.

Surviving are: three sons, Calvin Dawkins (Betty) of Forest City, NC, Grady Dawkins (Wanda) and Johnny Ray Dawkins, all of Gaffney; two daughters, Lucy Littlejohn of Gaffney and I.V. Edwards (Nelson) of New York City; a sister, Minnie Littlejohn of Gaffney; daughter-inlaw, June Dawkins of Brooklyn, NY; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., in Shiloh Baptist Church in New York City.

Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary