Julia Mae Dockins-Green was born Dec. 3, 1958 in Apalachicola to the now late Elijah Dawkins of Port St. Joe, and the late Elsie Mae Shack of Apalachicola.
She was called home to rest with our Father on Monday, March 10 in Panama City, after returning from an extended stay with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Tampa.
Julia Mae graduated from Apalachicola High School in 1977, and after graduation, moved to Jacksonville where she attended Florida State College, married Gregory Allen Barnes, Sr. and gave birth to La’Keisha R. (Barnes) Cook, Gregory A. Barnes, Jr., Prince (Barnes) Becton and Toney (Barnes) Becton.
After her short stay in Jacksonville, she moved back home to Apalachicola, where in 1994 she married Joseph Green Sr., and thereafter gave birth to Helen Corine Elizabeth Green.
Throughout her life, Julia Mae maintained a steady work history in the hospitality/food service industry. She had a wide range of family, friends and associates who she kept laughing all the time. Julia was the life of the workplace and the party; she was fun-loving, kindhearted and brutally honest in all regards, and those who knew her loved her.
Julia Mae began her battle with a series of illnesses and health concerns after the passing of her late husband, Joe Green, while still mourning the loss of her mother Elsie Mae and her son Prince. She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Joseph Green, Jr.
Those to be forever blessed by her life are her children, La’Keshia Cook (Perry), of Tampa; Gregory Barnes, Jr. (Chrystal), of Tallahassee; and Toney J. Becton and Helen Corine Elizabeth Green, both of Apalachicola; stepchildren Darlene Green and Earnest Green; brother Doc Dawkins; sister Corrine Dawkins-Brown; six grandchildren, Diantenique A. Cook, Kauryelle A. Cook, Tahjz Becton, Zadarien Becton, Jamarien Becton and Jaliyah Becton; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was conducted March 16 at Kelley Funeral Home, with Apostle Shirley White officiating. Memorialization by cremation.