William “Big B” Herbert Dawkins

William Herbert Dawkins was born in Gaffney, SC on August 9, 1937 to Booker T. Mayberry and Laura Finley Dawkins. He answered The Master’s call on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in his home.

“Big B’, as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was the widower of Margaret Allen Dawkins. He was a member of Greater Hope Ministries, Inc. and a retired employee of Brown’s Packing Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis Jefferies; brothers, Sam Shears and Howard Dawkins; sisters, Nannie Lee Davidson and Barbara Dawkins Webster.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: sons, Herbert O’Neal Ross, Tony William Morris (Alice), Elder Fredrick Allen (Tressa), and Vincent Morris (Pamela); daughters, Shelia Smith, Deborah Morris, Shirley Jefferies, and Sheryl Allen; an aunt, Essie Belle Richardson,; sisters-in-law, Rosa Mae Allen, Minnie Leach, and Betty Smith; brother-in-law, Mr. Frank Webster; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Thursday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Service will be held Friday, February 19th, 1:00 p.m., in Greater Hope Ministries with The Rev. Caroline Allen-Jones officiating.

Due to the pandemic and the need to observe social distancing, only the Immediate Family and the program participants will attend the service. The Service will be live-streamed via Greater Hope Facebook Live, website, www.greaterhope ministries.com and You Tube.