Mary Lou Dawkins, age 97, of Normangee passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 27, 2018. A time for the family to receive friends will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6 – 8pm. Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Ten Mile Cemetery with Larry Grimes officiating.

Mary Lou was born August 2, 1920 in Madison County to David and Ida (Morgan) Cole. She stayed close to her birthplace all of her life where she met and married J. T. Dawkins who preceded her in death in 1991. She and J.T. raised three children and she worked right along with him on their ranch. She also spent some time “bossing” her son John T. at his hardware store. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister and five brothers.

Mary Lou leaves behind two sons Thomas W. Anderson of Longview and John T. Dawkins of Normangee and a daughter Lanell and husband Donnie Stanford of Normangee as well as six grandchildren Dustin and wife Nicole Stanford, Lindsey and husband Nick Gafford, Chase Dawkins, Tyler Dawkins, Tommy Ann Davis and Terri and husband Jason Honeycut. She also leaves behind three local great grandchildren Maci Stanford, River Gafford and Rayse Gafford as well as four out of town great grandchildren.

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  1. Mary Lou was always so thoughtful. She was an excellent cook and hard worker. She loved her grandchildren, God, and gardening. She will be missed. With deepest sympathy.

  2. Lanell, John T and all the rest of the family!! Charles and I are so so terribly sorry for you all’s loss of your precious Mother!! Your Mom was one of the best she was the sweetest thing I loved going in the hardware and her giving ORDERS to John T. and that face she would make if it was not right!! My heart goes out to the entire family I also know what it is like to lose a Momma and I still look towards the heavens knowing she is watching over all of US. Our deepest condolences go out to ALL OF YOU in your time of loss!! We are here for YOU ALL if there is ANYTHING we can do! LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU! Charles and Barbara Turner

  3. Lanell, my prayers & thoughts are with you and family. Wish I could be there for you in person. I found comfort in this hymn when Mother went to be with the Lord. I hope you will too. Love you! "Blest Be The Tie" Blest be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian Love When we asunder part, It gives inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart, And will meet again.

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