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Brantley Funeral Home

6875 Cockrum Street, Olive Branch, MS

OBITUARY

Edna Virginia Dawkins

November 6, 1932June 25, 2020

Virginia Dawkins, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at The Heritage at Irene Woods in Memphis, TN. Virginia was a good Christian woman and loved to serve the Lord. She was a longtime member of Olive Branch Church of Christ. Her favorite hobbies included traveling to places, cooking for her family, and some would say she was professional shopper. Virginia was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who loved to spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elan Dawkins; her parents, Alvin and Minnie Holcomb, and two brothers, Alvin Holcomb, Jr., Olis Holcomb. Survivors include four children, Linda Blaydes (Steve), Regina Loden (Ron), Mary Magee (Chuck) and David Dawkins, and her brother, Ray Holcomb. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 at Memorial Park Southwoods, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd. Memphis, TN 38125. A luncheon will be held following the graveside at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654.

  • FAMILY

  • Elan Dawkins, Husband of 58 years (deceased)
  • Alvin and Minnie Holcomb, Parents (deceased)
  • Alvin Holcomb, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Olis Holcomb, Brother (deceased)
  • Linda Blaydes (Steve), Child
  • Regina Loden (Ron), Child
  • Mary Magee (Chuck), Child
  • David Dawkins, Child
  • Ray Holcomb, Brother
  • Eight (8), Grandchildren
  • Nine (9), Great Grandchildren

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Reception

    Monday, June 29, 2020

Memories

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Janett Brundige

July 1, 2020

Dear Virginia, you will be missed.
We remember you as a friend and Christian who opened your home to us as we visited Pete and Justine, served us breakfast casserole, coffee, juice, fruit before worship services, loved to play checkers, told us about your family, whom you loved dearly. You were kind, generous, loving, and beautiful. We are sorry for the loss everyone surely feels. May we meet again. Richard and Janett

Julia & Harold Fesmire

June 29, 2020

We remember Virginia as a sweet Christian lady who did many acts of kindness especially when our children were small. She loved the Lord and was seen regularly at worship services up until a few months before her passing. I also remember her willingness to teach a Ladies Bible Class at East Memphis Church of Christ. May her legacy live on! “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

Judy Mann Sheahen

June 29, 2020

Elan and Virginia Dawkins were friends with my family for many years. In fact, my Mother and Daddy introduced them! So many good memories and fun times. My Mother, Wilma Mann always enjoyed her time with Virginia. They laughed a lot. Virginia was a beautiful, sweet Christian woman-a true Southern belle.
Sending love to all her family and friends. John and Judy Sheahen

jill Harrison

June 28, 2020

Virginia is one of the most loving ,caring and wonderful people I have ever met. She had a meekness about her that was not to be taken without her wit, honesty, and ability to lay it on the line with a smile. I will always love and miss her as my sister in Christ and she was a loyal friend. Prayers go out to the family but do not be sorrowed except in her absence for her eternal soul has gone on to be comforted, as I pray God Comforts you all at this time.

Sheila Patel

June 27, 2020

Virginia always treated me like a friend when I saw her at worship. She was one of the nicest and most humble people that you would ever have the fortune to meet. She will be missed by many.

Dianne Papasan

June 26, 2020

Larry and I send our love to the family. Virginia and Elan were friends of ours for many many years.
Virginia loved her family. She always looked beautiful even when she was not feeling well.
She was well loved and cared for by her very loving children.
Virginia is in a better place. She was loved and loved in return.

Dianne and Larry

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Virginia Dawkins, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at The Heritage at Irene Woods in Memphis, TN. Virginia was a good Christian woman and loved to serve the Lord. She was a longtime member of Olive Branch Church of Christ. Her favorite hobbies included traveling to places, cooking for her family, and some would say she was professional shopper. Virginia was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who loved to spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elan Dawkins; her parents, Alvin and Minnie Holcomb, and two brothers, Alvin Holcomb, Jr., Olis Holcomb. Survivors include four children, Linda Blaydes (Steve), Regina Loden (Ron), Mary Magee (Chuck) and David Dawkins, and her brother, Ray Holcomb. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 at Memorial Park Southwoods, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd. Memphis, TN 38125. A luncheon will be held following the graveside at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654.