Zora Wilkerson Dawson

07/11/1926 - 03/01/2018

Obituary for Zora Wilkerson Dawson

Zora Wilkerson Dawson was born on July 11, 1926 in Montgomery County to the union of the late McKinley Wilkerson and Alberta Wilkerson, Zora was the second child born to this Union.
Her Christian journey began early in life at Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church, Hope Hull, Alabama. She later moved her membership to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
A beautiful flower was plucked Thursday, March 1, 2018. The Lord has taken all the pain away, all the burden and all the fear.
She was a caring mother, grandmother and aunt who loved her family.
Her survivors included four loving daughters, Dorothy Chappell, Columbus, GA; Helena Allen, Mary Elsberry, Norma Dawson Andrews, Montgomery, AL; one son, Cleophus Dawson, Montgomery, AL; thirteen caring grandchildren, Andrea (Alvin) Humber, Columbus, GA; Shonta Jackson, Montgomery, AL; Casanova Chappell, Columbus, GA; William T. Andrews III, Angelo Andrews, Montgomery, AL; Lashonda S. Dawson, Montgomery, AL; Lamonica Pinkard, Latasha Pinkard, Montgomery, AL; Michelle Jenkins, Theresa Jenkins, George Jenkins, all of Gary IN; 13 great-grandchildren, brothers: Calvin Wilkerson, Gary, IN; McKinley (Delia) Wilkerson, Jr., Merrillville, IN; sisters: Pauline Wilson, Earline Clay, Gary, IN; Rosa Julian, Montgomery, AL; Lurenda Patterson, Anderson, IN; Magnolia (James) Smith, Gilbert, AZ; sisters-in-law, Gloria Wilkerson, Gary, IN; Susie Wilkerson, Montgomery, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them nowπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❀😘

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  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND πŸ’™β€πŸ’™β€πŸ’–

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighborπŸ’πŸ™πŸ½

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missedπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ͺ your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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