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Simon Lee Dawkins

April 11, 1947 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 71)

It is with deepest sympathy that Eddie & Jackie Nelson and the Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home announce the death of Mr. Simon "Lee" Dawkins, 71, of Blythewood, South Carolina.  

Mr. Dawkins departed his earthly life Thursday, morning July 19, 2018 at his residence.  

Funeral services for Mr. Dawkins will be held Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Nelson's Funeral Home Chapel, 270 N. Dogwood Avenue, Ridgeway, South Carolina 29130.   Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ridgeway, South Carolina.   Public viewing will be Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Simon “Lee” Dawkins was born April 11, 1947 and departed this earthly life on July 19, 2018 at his home in Columbia, SC.   He was the son of the late Charles and Mary Alice Dawkins of Ridgeway, SC. 

Lee attended the Public Schools of Fairfield County and he graduated from Fairfield High School in the Class of 1967.   In his early years, he worked with Ruff Company and Charm Cooperation in Ridgeway, SC.   Lee also worked at Allied Chemical in Irmo, SC.   He later worked at M. B. Kahn and retired from there after his health began to decline. 

Lee had a special love for his dogs and traveling with his family. 

He leaves to cherish warm and fond memories his wife, Mrs. Alfortina Dawkins of Winnsboro, SC; two daughters, Jacqueline D. Thomas and Veronica D. (Greg) Belton of Winnsboro, SC; four grandchildren, Dollecia, Madisen, Jeremiah and Kingston; five sisters, Carrie Richardson of Simpson, SC, Jeanette D. Harrison (John)  of Ridgeway, SC, Carolyn D. (Wendell) Irby of Winnsboro, SC, Brenda D. Thompson and Mary E. Dawkins (Howard) of Columbia, SC; two aunts, June Belton of Columbia, SC and Maggie Hudson of Elgin, SC; three uncles, Walter “DW” Belton of Huntington Station, New York, Jasper (Frankie) Dawkins of Blythewood, SC and David Dawkins of Columbia, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends who loved him dearly. 

Sleep my Brother, take your rest, we loved “you” but God loves you best…

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