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Paula Dinkins

October 7, 1934 — May 12, 2024

Midlothian, Texas

Paula Dinkins went home to be with the Lord May 12, 2024, at the age of 89.

Paula was born on a beautiful October 7th day in 1934, to Ervin Estelle Hawkins Sr. and Gladys Elliott Hawkins in Camden, Arkansas.

She attended Baylor University and married the love of her life, William Earl Dinkins Jr. while living in Waco, Texas. Paula was the owner of Paula's Antiques in Houston, Texas for 20 years then sold Antiques in Canton Texas for another 10 years until her husband Bill passed away.

Over the years, Paula attended First Baptist Church in Sugar Land Texas, Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston Texas and Calvary Baptist Church in Midlothian Texas.

Paula loved to travel with her husband, family and friends. As she started selling and buying antiques, Bill and Paula and long-time friend Margie Shaw traveled the countryside. Besides antiquing, she liked to buy, remodel and resell property and enjoyed painting.

She is preceded in death by her parents, E. E. Hawkins and Gladys Hawkins; her youngest daughter, Robin Kay Dinkins; her husband, Bill Dinkins; brothers, E. E. Hawkins Jr. and Gerald Hawkins.

Paula is survived by her daughters, Susan Charba and husband Kenneth, DiAnne Erwin and husband Lynn; sister, Marsha Nickel Bailey; grandchildren, Holly and Craig Bell, Heather and Walter Hickman, Hayley and Kevin Horn, Stephen Charba, Casey and Dominique Erwin, Jason and Nicole Erwin, Emily Erwin and Brent Rogers; great-grandchildren, Alison Bell, Patrick Bell, Noah Lyndes, Madylene Hickman, William Hickman, Dyson Horn, Dalton Horn, Penelope Rogers, Rylee Rogers; other family and special friends, Mary Sue Rix and George Marshall Rix (cousins), Margie Shaw (longtime friend).

Special acknowledgements and thanks to the caregivers at MidTowne Assisted Living and Memory Care in Midlothian Texas. As well as the hospice team at Heart-to-Heart Hospice Care, who made her final months more comfortable.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

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