Tuesday, July 1, 2003

'Miss Toni' worked with children in Avondale

She was an official with Urban League

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Toni Lynn Loggins, resource coordinator for the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati at South Avondale Elementary, died June 18 at University Hospital. The Avondale resident was 44.

"Miss Toni," as she was known to the young people she worked with, was a former administrative assistant for Three Square Music Foundation and the educational instructor and Boy Scout leader for the Avondale Boys and Girls Club.

Her involvement in the community stemmed from two simple things: a desire to improve the world for her son and her love of people, said her mother, Joann Dawson of Forest Park.

Ms. Loggins loved to read and was known for being funny and outgoing. "She loved her church and she loved her family," her mother said.

Born in Cincinnati, Ms. Loggins grew up here and in Chicago, where she graduated from high school. She was in the Army from 1977 to 1981, and attended computer-programming school in Colorado.

Ms. Loggins was a member of the board and education chair of the Avondale Community Council, program coordinator for Leave Our Kids Alone, a member of Women Helping Women, and corresponding secretary for the Inspirational Baptist Church usher board.

In addition to her mother and son, Jacob, 15, survivors include: her father, Louis Dawson of Forest Park; a stepmother, Frieda Moye of Bond Hill; three sisters, Domonique Dawson of Forest Park , Renita Foster of Price Hill, and Cheryl Thomas of St. Bernard; and two brothers, Anthony Dawson of Avondaleand Keith Dawson of Atlanta.

Services have been held. Burial was at Beechgrove Cemetery in Springfield Township.


E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com

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