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Rev. Harry Leonard Dawkins born in Leon County, Florida, to the late Maxine Dawkins (Reed) and Deacon James Elliott Muse; transitioned on June 22, 2018 at Mayo Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Turner Theological Seminary at ITC, Atlanta, GA. He was an active Pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church for 50 years and served as Senior Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Jacksonville, FL. He leaves to cherish his memories, a dedicated wife Clatties Hill Dawkins; son, Harry Leonard Dawkins II (Jax, FL); daughter, Dr. Davida Manor Ward (Jonathan) El Paso, TX; sister, Sondra Germany(Carl); brothers, Michael S. Reed (Sharon) Chattahoochee; Albert K. Reed , and Jeffery W. Reed (Quincy, FL); sisters, Bettye Muse Bryant (Edward) Cocoa, FL, Agatha Muse-Salters, Tallahassee, FL, Vicki Muse Johnson (Midway, FL), and Marion Muse Moss (Cleveland, OH); and grandchildren, Golden E. Ward and Jonelle M. Ward (El Paso, TX). The wake, Thursday, June 28th officiated by Rev. Marcius O. King, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.; the Homegoing services officiated by Rev. Tony DeMarco Hansberry, Friday, June 29th 11:00 a.m. both at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1231 Tyler St., Jacksonville, FL. The Eulogy will be delivered by Bishop A.J. Richardson, Jr.

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James Graham Mortuary, Inc
3631 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32209

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  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ James Graham Mortuary, Inc.
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    I had the opportunity to meet Rev. Dawkins through his son Mr. Harry as I was taking my son and nephew out and about and he kept me (us) laughing the entire time! We enjoyed his company that day and we will forever cherish that memory! Much love and prayers to the family and his friends. He will be missed
    ~ Amy Blake   Jacksonville, FL
  • Friday, June 29, 2018
    Sister Dawkins & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Love Always, Reverend Crystal Brown
    ~ Reverend Crystal Brown   Tampa, FL
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Our condolences to Lady Clattis Dawkins and her family at this difficult time. Although we never met Pastor Dawkins, Jonathan often spoke of his father-in-law and his great faith in God. We were inspired to hear how he always trusted the Lord and remained cheerful no matter what he faced with his health. What a great legacy to leave his children and grandchildren! We will continue to pray for your strength and comfort through Christ.
    ~ Pastor & Mrs. Ronnie L. Riddick   Stephenville, TX
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. 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