Willie Jim Dawes of Chicota, Texas passed from this life on March 3, 2021 at Paris Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.
Willie Jim was born in Arkansas on May 15, 1940 to Rev. Frankie and Virgie Dawes.
She spent most of her life as a homemaker, cooking, canning, and gardening. She had a deep love for animals, especially dogs, and spent most of her free time tending to them. She enjoyed being outdoors, watching birds, sleeping, and watching TV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Frankie and Virgie; sister, Louise Mitchell; and a daughter, Darline Jones. She is survived by her children, Donna Payne of Garrets Bluff, Randy Freeman and wife Christine of Forest Chapel, Mike and wife Norma of Direct, and a son-in-law, Joey Jones. 8 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Bill Dawes and wife Julia of Chicota, Woodrow Dawes of Arthur City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted by Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home on Friday, March 5th at 3:00 PM at Little John Cemetery in Chicota, Texas with Rev. Jake Jones officiating. No formal visitation has been scheduled.
Online condolences may be sent to the Dawes family at www.fry-gibbs.com