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Elder Zedekiah Alexander Dawkins “Zeddie”, 83, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 21, 1935 in Shelby, NC to the late Freeman Dawkins and Hattie Nance Dawkins.

He started out as a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Shelby, NC.  He graduated from the top of his class from The Compact High School in Shelby, NC where he was the president of his class.

“Zeddie” was married to the late Ethel B. Dawkins and they moved to High Point, NC in the early 60’s and joined Church of God of Prophecy.  He was the founder of True Vine Church of Love. Elder Dawkins never met a stranger and he was always helping people and talking about the Word of God and gave the knowledge about the bible. He retired from Jiffy Manufacturing after 33 years of employment, and went into his own business “Dawkins Lawn Services” in 1977.

He leaves to cherish his memories two daughters, Christine Dawkins, Demetrius Lynne Dawkins; two sons, Craig Alexander Dawkins and Sandy Gerard Dawkins; brother, Benjamin (Ethel) Dawkins; one sister, Hattie Hall; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy, 1100 Stanton Place. Interment will follow at Floral Gardens Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p .m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.




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  • Monday, May 13, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    To the entire Dawkins Family we the Baker Family send our prayers to you at a time such as this. Mr Dawkins will truly be missed.
    ~ Tim&Debra Baker   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Uncle Zed will be dearly missed. We shall keep all the fond and loving memories of him in our hearts. We enjoyed his presence and conversations - very knowledgeable in the Bible. Rest in Peace, uncle Zed.
    ~ Carolyn Sarratt Hughes & Family   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Continuation from previous message: To lst cousins Christine, Lynne, Craig, Sandy and 2nd, 3rd, etc. cousins., Keep the Faith. God will take care of you always. Our prayers are with you. We Love You. Sarratt & and Hughes family.
    ~ Carolyn Sarratt Hughes   Charlotte, NC
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your love one your dad and my dad braziet ingram worked together for years at jiffy they will be glad to see each other in heaven and talk will keep your family in prayer Brenda his daughter
    ~ Braziet Ingram sr   High point nc
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your love one your dad and my dad braziet ingram worked together for years at jiffy they will be glad to see each other in heaven and talk will keep your family in prayer Brenda his daughter
    ~ Braziet Ingram sr   High point nc
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    To the family and friends: please, accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss.  May you find strength and comfort from the words of  Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die.  He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise  (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    So sorry to hear of your loss. As the days go pass may you experience the love of our heavenly Creator, Jehovah God as he strengthen you and your family to get through this trying time. (Psalms 83:18) Remember he loves your loved one also and has promised to get rid of sickness and death forever and by means of his son Jesus Christ, bring back to life our loved ones. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29) Please accept my deepest condolences. jw.org---(Website for more encouragement.)
    ~ Dolon Peete   Burlington, NC
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Your loved one will never have to face that last enemy, death, ever again. In the meantime, his acts of faith live on until he stands up alive and whole in the Paradise. We learn that jehovah hates that last enemy; death. ! Corinthians 15:26 reads; "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing" He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.-Job 14:14,15. www.jw.org has all the tools we need to learn how Jehovah God will accomplish this as well as why we can trust this promise.
    ~ Lonnie Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials." James 5:11; God "is very tender in affection ["very compassionate"] and merciful." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC