Gracie Stancil Dockins, age 80, of Wiley, Georgia passed away on September 22, 2021.
Gracie was born the daughter of the late Jess Stancil and the late Ellen Dills Stancil on September 22, 1941. In her professional life she worked as a Master Baker for Tallulah Falls School where she was affectionately called Ms. Gracie by the children there. She retired after 41 years of baking delicious cinnamon rolls, yeast rolls, pecan pies and other treats for her students. Gracie was an active member of the Battle Branch Baptist Church in Clayton, Georgia, teaching both Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed working for the Lord and she loved singing in the choir.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, George Stancil, Frank Stancil, Robert Stancil; one sister, Frances Stancil.
Her survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Dockins, of the home; her sister, Gladys Sprinkle (Clint), of Hollywood, Georgia; one daughter, Tracy Tyler (Steve), of Lakemont; two granddaughters, Keshia Amiri (El), of Clayton; Katherine Tyler, of Lakemont; two great-grandchildren, Zayd Amiri and Naya Tyler.
The family will receive friends on Friday September 24, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia.
Her body will lie in state on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the Battle Branch Baptist Church in Clayton, Georgia.
A service will be held at the Battle Branch Baptist Church on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Madison McCrackin and Rev. Cale Stancil officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Tiger, Georgia.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
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