Erskine Dodson II
1978 - 2020
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Erskine C. Dodson II July 27, 2020 Erskine Dodson II, 42, of Syracuse, departed this life, July 27th. He was born to Pastor Erskine Dodson and Phyllis Dodson (Sister D) on May 16, 1978. He was a lifelong resident of Syracuse. Erskine attended Fremont Christian Academy, Faith Baptist Academy and graduated from Nottingham High School. After high school, he attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He was a former member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church under the pastorate of his father, Rev. Dr. Erskine Dodson Sr. He married his high school sweetheart, Martese Buckingham, and from that marriage they had Erskine Josiah Dodson the III. They joined Central Baptist Church, where he fellowshipped until the Lord took him home. Erskine worked for Crouse-Hinds for ten years, later the company changed its name to Eaton. He loved cars, reading and researching about cars even as a little boy. Motor Trend was one of his favorite magazines. As an adult, along with working at Eaton, he established his own business where he purchased, repaired and sold cars for many years. He was loved by many, many friends. He loved reading, researching, and motorcycling. He often sang or tried to sing to his family during family gatherings. He truly was a devoted father and loved his daughter Persia and his son Erskine 3rd very, very much and talked about them often. He leaves to mourn his father, Dr. Erskine Dodson and his mother Phyllis Dodson, his daughter Persia Poteat, his son Erskine III, his grandson Travell, two sisters, Angelita Dodson his oldest sister, Felicia Russell his youngest sister, two nieces, Tamia and Tierra Ross, his uncle, Andre Mercer, his Ex-wife, Martese, and so many, many dear family and friends. Calling hours will be Saturday, August 1st, 10am-12pm at Central Baptist Church, 124 Alden St, Syracuse, NY 132. Due to Covid-19 precautions, all are asked to wear masks, observe social distancing and during calling hours, to view and exit. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Garland Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2020.
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August 5, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Erksine's family and friends! May the God of all comfort truly comfort and reveal Himself to you in a mighty way. Everyone grieves differently in process and length. How our hearts are still in shock and awe of the sudden tragedy! Erksine was really cool dude...He really love his kids and family. I was able to get to know him over the 7 years I attend Central Baptist Church. We were in the same career group called "Momentum". The group consisted of fun activities, community volunteering and Bible studies. We honestly shared our troubles and encouraged one another. I got to know him more about him than just of him. He would bring EJ to the mall at our Italian Ice stand to catch up and get them both a free Icey. I had to hook them up! Wow...I'm still in awe as I write this that this really happened. I'll be thinking of him when I'm at the Icey stand coming around the corner. May God continue to lead us and guide us all through this time! God Bless...
Maggie Levy
Friend
August 5, 2020
My Condolences to you and your family. Erskine was always respectful, he also helped me whenever I needed help. He was faithful bringing EJ to AWANA. He would come in the kitchen and get EJ's snacks after AWANA was over , he would always help me when I needed help. He will surely be missed. Sister Dykes Hospitality Ministry Central Baptist Church.
Evelyn Crockett-Dykes
August 4, 2020
Maggie Levy
Friend
August 4, 2020
Dear Erskine and Phyllis, words can't express how saddened I am to hear this news. My heart and prayers go out to you and may God give you the strength and comfort you need. One Hymn came to my mind shortly after feeling the grief of this news. "When we all get to heaven, What a day of rejoicing that will be! When we all see Jesus, We'll sing and shout the victory." I'm looking forward to that day we'll all reunite again in heaven and the turmoils of this present life will finally be placed in their proper context forever. It's good for us to remember that we'll all be together again some day and what a day of rejoicing that will be. Amen? Love you both!
Eric Preuss
August 4, 2020
I remember when I first started teaching Sunday School. Erskine was one of my first pupils. I never remember having to report any inappropriate behavior to his parents. Forever in our hearts, he is resting with The Lord now. John 5:24
Daisy Williams
Friend
August 3, 2020
Tyrone Perkins
Friend
August 2, 2020
I was deeply saddened to learn of Erskine's passing. I have fond memories of him from high school and remember him as a kind person, of integrity, and honor.
My sincere condolences.
Erica Wynn-Kearse
August 2, 2020
Veronie Alex
Neighbor
August 2, 2020
Christina Medler
Friend
August 1, 2020
Dave and Pat Barkley
Friend
August 1, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jay.R Dykes
Friend
August 1, 2020
Dear Dodson family, may God comfort you with the comfort o ly he can give. Your in my prayers and deepest heartfelt sympathy.
Loretta Robinson
Friend
August 1, 2020
Natikuma Naku Coleman
Family
August 1, 2020
Veronie Alex
Neighbor
August 1, 2020
My sincere condolences to Erskine's family and friends. I worked with Erskine at DeWitt Cleaners when I was in high school. I can still vividly remember his infectious smile even after all these years. He made working fun, and I am happy to have gotten the chance to know him.
Jennifer Diederich
August 1, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Neva Sledge
Friend
August 1, 2020
I miss you biker boy. 10 years of friendship not one bad memory. You’re always made me smile. You’re the only person I let get away with calling me a brat. I’m gonna miss hearing that. I love you always
Audrey Brown
Friend
August 1, 2020
Kamel Goodwin
Friend
August 1, 2020
Mark LaClair
Friend
August 1, 2020
Christine Carney
Friend
August 1, 2020
David Hayes
Friend
August 1, 2020
I will miss you sitting near me in church. You would sit, then turn and look and me and I would say, here is your pen. You would laugh and say Thank you. I still have your pen. R.I.H. My Friend.
Kim Rogers
Friend
August 1, 2020
God bless the Dodson family and you all will continually be in my prayers. I love you.
Tiffany Robinson
Acquaintance
August 1, 2020
Katina
Friend
August 1, 2020
Have you ever met one person that meant so much to everyone? Erskine was definitely that person. I thank God for the introduction. I thank God for the memories. Blessings to his family and friends. I have lost a lifelong friend and I am hurting. I loved you then. I love you now. I will love you forever!
Ameenah
Friend
August 1, 2020
May God be with the Dodson Family during these difficult times.
Joyce M Freeman
August 1, 2020
May God be with the Dodson family during these difficult times.

Joyce Freeman
Joyce M Freeman
August 1, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God bless the family of Eskine Dodson II during these difficult times.
Joyce M Freeman
Acquaintance
August 1, 2020
Kathy and Jim Mountain
Friend
July 31, 2020
May all the sweet memories of Erskine bring you Solace during this difficult time. I hope that all the great moments that you had with him bring you comfort. I will truly miss him with his gracious smile. I believe he is resting in the arms of the Lord. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

As Erskine would say Ma Coleman
Diane Coleman
Family
July 31, 2020
Diane Coleman
July 31, 2020
Thing of you all at this time. You are in my prayers. I love you Dodson family.
Susan (Medler) Decker
Friend
July 31, 2020
Greg & Laurie Liscomb
Friend
July 31, 2020
This is another hard one to swallow. I worked with Erskine at Dewitt Cleners when he came back from college. Erskine was a good person he always came to me for advise, I looked at him as a lil brother. He was there when I lost my son, my brother will be dearly missed..... Your family will be in my prayers. Rest up I love you
Melissa Brown Linder
Friend
July 31, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Melissa Brown Linder
Friend
July 31, 2020
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Marion Bell
July 31, 2020
Mynikia Bradford
Friend
July 31, 2020
Roger & Gayle
Friend
July 31, 2020
Marcus Smith
Classmate
July 31, 2020
I have nothing but memories of you being a good dude from our time at H.W., Levy, and Nottingham! God bless you & may you rest in true peace!
Marcus Smith
Classmate
July 31, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Pastor Dodson and family during this most difficult time. Cherishing the beautiful memories of Erskine and know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Channer & Welch Family
Friend
July 31, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
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July 31, 2020
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Gwendolyn Welch
July 31, 2020
I worked with “E” at crouse hinds . He was very well liked by all his fellow workers . He will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him and calling him a friend .. God bless RIP
John Angotti
Friend
July 31, 2020
We are sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Erskin, Jr. words cannot express how you feel. Our prayers are with you at this time. God truly has gained an Angel. May God bless you at this time.
Consuello Clay & Family
Family
July 31, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Iris Derby
Classmate
July 31, 2020
Tamalia Hawkins
Coworker
July 31, 2020
We are praying that God will comfort you during these challenging days ahead. Erskine II will be missed immensely. It is comforting knowing that Erskine accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior. You will reunite in heaven. May the fond memories & grandchildren that Erskine II gave you fill your heart with joy in times of sadness. God be with you. Angie
Angela Carter Alford
Family
July 31, 2020
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July 31, 2020
Audrey
Friend
July 31, 2020
Praying for your family that God will give much comfort.
Neal & Helen Harris
Friend
July 31, 2020
Pastor Merle Brown
Friend
July 31, 2020
Charlie & Sally Preuss
Friend
July 31, 2020
My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. Keeping you all uplifted in prayer.
Essence McCall
Classmate
July 31, 2020
He was one of a kind the genuine humble and just a true friend easy going love u eskin til we meet again.
Sakinah English
Friend
July 30, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Dodson family during this most difficult time. We will always remember Erskine fondly. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Eros and Tammie Marshall
Friend
July 30, 2020
Krystle Medler
July 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Love Marion Bell and Family❤
Marion Bell
July 30, 2020
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Sharon Campbell
July 30, 2020
Maurice Harris
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July 30, 2020
Crystal Daniels
Friend
July 30, 2020
Everyone at the Warehouse will miss your smile and laughter. We all looked forward to seeing you and you were loved by us all. Until we meet again
Jolene
Friend
July 30, 2020
As friends of Felicia, we want to share our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
God Bless you and your family,
Steve and Sharon Campbell
Friend
July 30, 2020
Thank you for your smile. It could light up a room. And thank you for always looking out. You never asked for anything in return. You were a true friend and I am forever grateful. I’ll never forget you!
Ty
Friend
July 30, 2020
You are such a blessing to so many people, what testament to your life! I pray that God will use this moment to encourage others to give their life to Christ! I will truly miss you, until we meet again❤
Margie Gantt
Family
July 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Stephen Clemons
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
Conrad and Cheryl Tyson
Friend
July 30, 2020
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Cheryl Tyson
July 30, 2020
John and Donna Mitchell
Friend
July 30, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Donna MItchell
Friend
July 30, 2020
We always appreciated Erskine's gentle spirit. He, his parents and siblings were good friend to us and our children when they attended school together. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.
Paul and Sandy Jewell
Friend
July 30, 2020
Thinking of you with faith that your loved one rests peacefully in the light of Heaven.
God Bless,
Brenda Flowers
Brenda B Flowers
July 30, 2020
Bert and Carol Kuehner
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