Gloria W. Dawkins (Pat) a long time resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Paul Rain Dawkins and her parents, Grady Cecil Woodham and Zenobia Welch Woodham. She is survived by her children Daphne Barlow (Dan), Rosemary Madden and Elizabeth MacEachern (Miles Jr.); 4 grandchildren, Emily Madden, Miles MacEachern III, Tyler MacEachern and Courtney Barlow. She is also survived by her sister Rosemary Bonifay and eight nieces and nephews.
Pat was born February 19, 1930 in Managua, Nicaragua at an American military base. She lived most of her life in Pensacola and Jacksonville, Florida. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She taught school in Pensacola, in Upper Heyford near Oxford, England and in Jacksonville, Florida.
She met and married her husband Paul in Oxford, England where he served in the Air Force and she was teaching. Pat was a 61 year member of First United Methodist Church where she served as a teacher, home visitor, member of the Friendship Class and Joy group. She was also a member of the Empire Point Garden Circle for over fifty years serving as President several times.
Pat enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, going to the movies and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. A highlight for her were the annual family trips to St. Augustine and Daytona Beach that spanned over 20 years.
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday February 10th, 2018 in Evergreen Chapel. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at 1:00 PM prior to the service.
The family expresses their appreciation to Community Hospice of NE Florida and the nurses and caregivers at the Atrium. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Florida or Jacksonville Humane Society.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory 4535 Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904) 353-3649.