Obituary for Mrs. Karen Stacy Dawkins

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Mrs. Karen Stacy Dawkins

November 23, 1966 - June 8, 2018

Karen Stacy Williams-Dawkins was born on November 23, 1966 in Dallas, Texas to the parentage of Calvin Williams and Mattie Mae Thomas-Williams. She went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 8, 2018.

Stacy accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. C.B.T. Smith. She later moved her membership, along with her mother, to Concord Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor E. K. Bailey.

In 1999, she met Douglas Dawkins, fell in love, and they married on April 11, 2003. Once married, they became members of Crossroads Church in Mansfield, Texas where they actively serve in the children’s ministry and group bible study.

Stacy was educated in the Dallas Independent School District and graduated from F.D. Roosevelt High School in 1985. She continued her education at El Centro College of the DCCCD. Known as the “Payroll Lady”, she worked for nearly three decades in the Independent School Districts of Dallas, Ft. Worth, DeSoto, and other corporate sectors.

Some of the things Stacy cherished the most was sharing wonderful memories with her family and friends, traveling, and cheering on her beloved Dallas Cowboys.

She leaves to cherish her memory; her husband, Douglas Dawkins; daughter, Alexandria Shia’na Williams; son, Xavier Dawkins; mother, Mattie Hardaway; brothers, Larry Woods, Gary (Helen) Woods; numerous nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to a GoFundMe page, which will assist with her son’s educational needs.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 7-8pm
Friday, June 22, 2018
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Concord Church


6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas, TX,

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Timeline for Mrs. Karen Stacy Dawkins

Born: November 23, 1966
September 10, 2017
Enjoying Our Favorite Team Together
Enjoying Our Favorite Team Together
April 25, 2015
Supportive Aunt at Baby Shower for Great Nephew Sean
Supportive Aunt at Baby Shower for Great Nephew Sean
May 31, 2017
A Fun time with the kids at Grapevine Mills Malll
A Fun time with the kids at Grapevine Mills Malll
June 4, 2010
Family Time image sent from Sabrina
Family Time image sent from Sabrina
March 28, 2015
Jazlyn’s visit with family at Aunt Mattie’s house
Jazlyn’s visit with family at Aunt Mattie’s house
Died: June 8, 2018

Condolences for Mrs. Karen Stacy Dawkins

TA posted on 12/25/18

To the Dawkins family. I am truly sorry for your lost. ONLY those who have had someone dear to them taken away by death can know the frightful emptiness, the terrible sense of loss, the heartbreaking sorrow that death leaves behind by its unwelcomed visit.  I hope this scripture bring some comfort at this time. Revelation 21:4- And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,+ and death will be no more,+neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.+ The former things have passed away.”


Shonna Houston Criss posted on 7/19/18

Words can not express my condolences. I only knew Karen for 1 year but her infectious smile and warmth made it seem longer. She was my Loctician and she truly had hands of live and care. She will truly be missed. Bless you Mr. Doug and Mister Xavier.


Adrian D posted on 7/7/18

My condolences to Miss Hardaway, her brothers, husband, children and all of her family. I’m just learning of Stacy’s passing. We were best friends in high school and I’m sorry to hear and wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and may you experience Gods comforting hand during your time of sorrow. Rest in paradise Stacy!


Connie Vaughn posted on 6/26/18

Even though we didn’t see each a lot but when we did you always had a smile and a hug. Rest in His arms. My condolences to Family and friends of Karen Stacy Dawkins. ❤️🌹


Fred and Denise Jacobs posted on 6/22/18

To the Dawkins, Williams, Hardaway and Woods Families we extend to you our deepest sympathy in the home going your dear Stacy. It was a joy to be in her presence. Even as we all mourn Stacy's absence here on earth we celebrate a life well lived and her presence with the Lord. We give thanks to God for such a beautiful life. May God's comfort and peace be with you all.


Natalie Narcisse posted on 6/22/18

Our prayers and condolence go out to Gab, Helen and family. Gab I remember meeting your sister once for Helen's birthday party one year. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you at this time of sorrow. Just know that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Nem.8:10. Much Love, Nat and Joe.


Darell Thomas posted on 6/22/18

My first cousin Stacy, such a beautiful soul. Always cheerful, encouraging and personable. Will miss your wonderful spirit, but have you in my memories. God has you now will see you later!


Carolyn Moore (sister/cousin) posted on 6/22/18

S - smile T - talkative A - affectionate C - caring Y - YOU will forever be in our HEARTS.


Georgia Gipson posted on 6/22/18

Stacy! You will be missed, I know you're in a better. You're always have a special place in my heart. Love you my sister.


Helen & Gary’s family ( in laws ) posted on 6/21/18

Much love to my family and Stacy’s family. Our families are bound as one. Stacy was a bright light in this dark world and will be missed. “GOD” will fulfill his promise at such a time as this, to send abundant grace, comfort, and strength to each one of us who loved her so. He will also surround us with his love as we mourn her loss, but contine to celebrate her life. Day by day, GOD will lift the heaviness from our hearts. Moment by moment, he will strengthen our hope for a future without so much pain. Our hearts are saddened. We love you all.


Janice Bradley posted on 6/21/18

Stacy, You have completed your assignment of taking care of everyone else. Now, you can take your shoes off, and walk around Heaven all day...God's reward for our faithfulness because of His faithfulness. You will be missed, baby!! Love, Aunt Viola and Family


Joel Lavender posted on 6/19/18

Our prayers, love and condolences go out to the Dawkins, Hardaway and Woods families. We know that Stacy is not lost, she is waiting to see us again in Heaven. We are here for you as needed when needed. Joel and Mary Lavender


Gina West posted on 6/17/18

May God embrace you eternally my dear friend/sister. Heaven has gained definetly. I have so many amazing childhood memories and I'm grateful for our most recent reconnection. Uplifting prayers and praises for your transition. Lots of love to your family and friends.


India Walker posted on 6/14/18

Heaven has welcomed another angel home with open arms! Family and friends, you can be comforted by knowing that nothing catches God by surprise! Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal! Rest in eternal peace Stacy until we all meet again. You will be greatly missed and forever loved!


Patsy Davis posted on 6/14/18

My sincere condolences to the family! Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


Patsy Davis posted on 6/14/18

My Sincere condolences to the family, Doug, Alexandria and Xavier! I will be praying for your family. Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”