Beryl May “Statie” Dawkins, known as “Statie”, left her earthly home on Saturday July 4th, 2020 at the age of 82. Statie was surrounded by her loving family and the sound of “It is well with my soul” filled the room as she drew her last breath.
Statie is survived by her daughter, Aneita Lancaster (Carol); grandchildren, Talisha Morgan-Alston and Romae Morgan; Grandson, Kenneth Alston; great grandchild, A’Zariah Alston; siblings, Julia Dawkins, Emmanuel Thomas, George Thomas and Benjamin Thomas; nieces, Sonia Thomas, Liz-Beth Thomas Davis and Leo Thomas; nephew, Conale Thomas and Devon Thomas.
She is predeceased by her mother, Loretta Grant; father, Simalchus Dawkins; brothers, Philbert Thomas and Tata Dawkins and her sister, Rita Gayle.
Statie was born in Smithville Jamaica to Loretta Grant and Simalchus Dawkins on October 1, 1937. Statie spent most of her life in ‘Jamaica where she worked as a millinery and caregiver after she completed her schooling. Statie loved wearing hats, sheenjoyed gardening and cooking delicious meals for friends and family. While living in Jamaica, Statie was a devoted and dedicated member of Waltham Park New Testament Church of God, where she never missed a Sunday. She later became a member of International Praise and Worship in Elgin, SC where she spent the rest of her life.
In addition to all the things she loved, was her most prized possession, her daughter Aneita (Carol). Statie nurtured, cared for and was always concerned for Carol even after she was grown. Their love for each other and the connection that they had will transcend the rest of time.
Statie was a virtuous woman. She lived her life in the order of, God, Family and work. She enjoyed being in the presence of her family, never missing a chance to share how appreciative she was for them all. Her daily goal/purpose was to make sure that everyone was ok and had all that they needed; putting everyone’s needs above her own. She never fussed or became angry, instead, she showed everyone how to take away the good in every bad situation. Everyone who knew Statie, loved herquiet innocent demeanor and her zest for life.
Beryl May Dawkins “Statie” was a very special woman and will leave a void that can never be filled. She will be missed by family, friends and all those who knew her.
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