Ronald Thomas Dodds Jr.
July 16, 1961 – June 30, 2018
After a full life of loyally serving others in many ways, Ron Dodds, 56, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 30, 2018. Ron is survived by his wife, Magdalena Dodds, his son, Dorian, his daughter-in-law, Erica, and grandson, Ezra Nathaniel. He also leaves behind his sister, Judy Vega, his brother-in-law, Glenn Vega, his nephew, Matthew Vega, his nieces, Kate Billotte and Stephanie Boardman, his sister-in-law, Evelyn Lee, brother-in-law, Kenneth Lee, father, Ron Dodds, Sr., and God-daughter, Leah Rehberg.
Ron also leaves behind many cherished friends and chosen family.
After growing up in Florida and graduating from Auburn University, Ron tirelessly served the Lord, his country, and the world wherever he lived. Ron worked in ministry with First Assembly of God Church in Melbourne, Florida, Olivet Church - Abbotsford, British Columbia, Beth Simcha in San Antonio, All Saints Anglican Church in San Antonio, and Spring of Hope Foundation, working with Israel.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to Spring of Hope Foundation at: P.O. Box 100348, San Antonio, TX 78201 with a note: “In Honor of Ron.”
While we mourn the earthly loss of such a beloved man, we know we will meet again one day, as we remember the words he cherished and lived by: “Dum spiro spero" (While I breathe, I hope) - St. Andrew.
- Magdalena Dodds, Wife
- Dorian Edward (Erica) Perez, Son
- Ezra Nathaniel Perez, Grandson
- Ron Dodds Sr., Father
- Judy (Glenn) Vega, Sister
- Evelyn Lee, Sister-in-law
- Kenneth Lee, Brother-in-law
- Matthew Vega, Nephew
- Kate Billotte, Niece
- stephanie Boardman, Niece
- Leah Rehberg, God-Daughter
Ronald Thomas Dodds Jr.
July 11, 2018
Such a special man....I considered him like my son in faith......always had kind words, laughs, and hugs.....Miss him, and look forward to meeting up with him eventually....RIP in the meantime my sweet friend...
Fr. Barry Kowald
July 9, 2018
I will miss him and his frequent calls just to check in. We last talked for 14 minutes on the 20th of June, and I will always cherish our conversation. We also shared the same passion for deals. The Senior French Toast breakfast at Jim’s. At $4.99, it was “such a deal.” May my dear brother rest in peace.
July 6, 2018
Sitting in Ballard Hall at All Saints and laughing about wanting cupcakes. He had us howling in laughter. I brought him a “Nothing Bundt” mini cake the next week. I deeply regret the period of time we were at odds. But I am so very thankful that we made our peace. I will miss his laugh, I will miss him dearly.
July 4, 2018
I so enjoyed the constant joy that Ron shared with everyone!
Hugs to you Magda
July 3, 2018
In church services at All Saints, Ron and I sat together in the narthex--him in his wheelchair, me in the pew attached to my oxygen machine on my walker. Sometimes other disabled members joined us in what we laughingly called "the cripple corner." I have missed him in recent weeks since he's been ill, and I will continue to miss him now that he is no longer with us. But I'm so happy for him to be praising the Lord face-to-face. I can see him and my late husband laughing and teasing and having fun in Heaven.
May God give His peace that passes understanding to Magda and all who love Ron.
July 3, 2018
I met Ron years ago as a stranger. He treated me like family , that was his way. GOD bless his soul, spirit, family& friends
June 30, 2018
We are all suffering because we are losing the ones we love. But soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes. Death will be no more, neither will mourning nor out cry nor pain be anymore (Revelation 21:4). Jesus taught us to pray for God's will to be done here on Earth (Matthew 6:9,10). When God's will is done on Earth, people will not get sick or die because of inherited sin and imperfections. (Isaiah 33:24) Right here on Earth righteous ones will be (Psalms 37:29) and yes, even ones that are asleep in the grave (John 5:28,29) and we can all be together again and will all enjoy the blessings resulting from God's Kingdom rule by Christ Jesus! Until then be strong and take care for my prayers will be with you.