Jerry Dewitt Dawkins, of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on September 16, 2021.
He was born on May 3, 1958 in Union, SC, to Frances R Dawkins and the late Charles Jeter, Sr.
Growing up in Union, Jerry attended Union County schools and graduated from Union High School in 1977.
He also completed educational training at USC-Union and Spartanburg Technical College.
He was baptized as a member of Woodson Chapel Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher Board,
sang in the choir, and served as the Custodian, for a short time.
Jerry relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1989, where he worshipped at the Greater Galilee Baptist Church,
attended ITT Technical Institute, was employed with Carolinas Medical Center Distribution Services,
Marriott Corporation, and eventually retired from Pizza Hut Corporation.
While he couldn’t actively participate in organized sports, Jerry was a huge sports fan, including NFL
football, NBA basketball, NCAA football and basketball, and he would not hesitate to proudly adorn the
colors black and gold, to remind anyone of his LOVE for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jerry is survived by his mother Frances Dawkins of Union, SC; brothers Phorzene Dawkins, Jr of
Spartanburg, SC, Cornell Dawkins of Union, Melvin Dawkins (Linda) of Norfolk, VA, Charles Jeter, Jr (Lois)
of Union, SC, Eugene Jeter (Alicia) of Pacolet, SC; sisters Inell Boyd (Roger), Jean Dawkins, Charlean
Lott, Dollie Stevens (Rex), Jill Jeter, Wanda Jeter, and Loretta Jeter, all of Union, SC, and last but certainly
not least, his beloved twin sister Judy Dawkins of Charlotte, NC; brother-in-law Howard Blume of Newport
News, VA; two very special family friends Yonette Smith of Charlotte, NC and Willie Lee Smith of
Spartanburg, SC, several nieces and nephews, with whom he shared a very special bond, along with many
cousins and other friends.
We shall truly miss him, but we take comfort in knowing our loving memories will never be erased, and that
he is reunited with his sister Deborah Blume, sister-in-law Lillian Dawkins, brothers Wayne and Jimmy Earl
Jeter, and childhood friend David Lyles.
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