July 29, 1944 - April 8, 2021
RALPH EDWARD DOCKINS was born July 29, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Woodrow Wilson Dockins and Margaret Pearl Dockins. He was the third youngest of eight children and the youngest of three sons. He departed this life on April 8, 2021. Ralph was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System and graduated from Baltimore City College, Class of ‘62. Ralph (also known as “J.R.”) had a great smile with a joyful laugh and could charm many with his “pretty eyes”. He could cook and he specialized in pancakes, bar-b-q chicken and a pot of pig’s feet. Milk was one of his favorite beverages. And he never turned down a McDonald’s burger. Up on the hill at 4007, Ralph was the designated family chauffeur. He was definitely the captain of the Dockins family’s Buick Electra 225 and was responsible for driving “Mama” to the grocery store and to her other affairs. During the holidays, Ralph was charged with the task of going down the hill to pick up family members and pack them into the car for the Dockins family 4th of July Bar-B-Q’s as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas Day dinner parties. Ralph especially enjoyed music and socializing with a host of family and friends. He spent lots of time with his brother Robert at the legendary S.S.B.B.D. Social Club. He would often DJ and MC there. Ralph had several children, but he favored his daughters. They are still daddy’s special girls. Even through his illness, he would always ask about them. For a brief moment, Ralph worked in Baltimore’s blue-collar industry. Later in life, he worked as a supplier for the Maryland State Lottery Commission. Ralph leaves behind to cherish his memory: two sisters, Regina Blake and Gloria Ash; his lifelong sweetheart, Carolyn “Betty” Crooks; five children, Darren, Ralph Jr., Damon, Deanna and Latisha; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his two brothers Woodrow (June), Robert (Bob) and three sisters Sylvia, Goldie and Bernita (Bootsie).
RALPH EDWARD DOCKINS was born July 29, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Woodrow Wilson Dockins and Margaret Pearl Dockins. He was the third youngest of eight children and the youngest of three sons. He departed this life on April 8, 2021. Ralph... View Obituary & Service Information
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RALPH EDWARD DOCKINS was born July 29, 1944 in Baltimore,
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