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A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Wilkerson officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

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Dorothy Jones Dawson, 89, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Born December 5, 1931 in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Mae Jones.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty three years, Joseph Turner Dawson. She retired from Wal-Mart after many years as a people greeter which suited her larger than life personality. She never knew a stranger and no one could forget those dancing blue eyes.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Beverly Martin (Wayne), Joseph Dawson (Barbara), Judy Duncan (Billy), and Amy Huskin (Steven), one sister, Lorene Silby, one brother, Richard Jones; grandchildren, Brandon Martin (Kendall)  Michael Dawson (Melissa) ,Britni Lis (Jeremy), Kristen Groseclose (Neil), Wesley Duncan, Derrick Duncan, Amanda Huskin (Caleb) Lauren Lee, N. Dalton Huskin, Turner Lee; 8 great grandchildren, William Martin, Noah Martin, Aiden Dawson, Greyson Dawson, Hudson Lis, Blakely Lis, Kennedy and Anderson Grosclose and  a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to: Park View Community Mission, 2420 Memorial Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501 or Alzheimer’s Association 3831 Old Forest Rd. Suite 7, Lynchburg, VA 24504.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Wilkerson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Posted by:
Tracy Lee

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March 6, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Nana Dot was a very special person. God doesn’t make many mothers like Dot. I wasn’t able to be there in person, but I was able to watch the streaming service 2,300 miles away in Arizona. The Rev. Mark Wilkerson performed a very special service. I loved how he brought the past back to life in his message of hope, peace, and love. It was good to see Bev recite her beautiful poem she wrote and her grandson Brandon play the guitar and sing a song to Nana Dot. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you Nana Dot! Best, Tracy and Maggie Lee Tucson, AZ

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Joe Bird

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February 28, 2021

Beverly and family, I am very sorry for your loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joe

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Mary and Sonny

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February 27, 2021

Joe and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your Mom at social events. She was a lovely lady. Sonny and Mary

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Don & Lora Martin

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February 27, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathies to each of you on the loss of your mother /grandmother. We enjoyed visiting with Dot at various family gathering thru the years. One thing that was evident was Dots love for her family and friends! Heaven gained a beautiful angel to watch over all of us until we meet again.

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Vicki Hogan

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February 27, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I know you will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Marcia Reynolds

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February 27, 2021

To the family, So sorry to hear of Mrs. Dorothy's passing. I worked with her at WM for many years. She always had a smile on her face. She was a very sweet lady. May God comfort your family today and always.

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Tammy Thornton

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February 26, 2021

Aunt Dot you were always so sweet to me .always hug me and gave me kisses .when I saw you..Daddy thought alot of you. ( Your Sister Gladys Daughter)

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Sharon \"Jones\" Mills

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February 26, 2021

Aunt Dot: When I think of you I will always remember your loving hugs they made me always feel so safe, warm and loved. I love you! Rest In Peace Sweet Lady. Sharon Jones Mills ( Preston and Jessie's Daughter)

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Jim Cash

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February 26, 2021

Bev and family. Faye and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Seems like she blessed many people with her job just as she blessed her family. God bless all of you and give you strength and comfort in these difficult times. God is Good and knows what is Best. Jim and Faye Cash

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Blanche Watts

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February 25, 2021

I an sad to learn of Dot's death. She was a very special lady and will surely be missed. Deepest sympathy to her family.

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Debbie &Joey Martin

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February 25, 2021

Dot was very special and we are sorry for your loss. Just remember how blessed you have been to have had a wonderful Mother and Grandmother who loved you all. God Bless each of you. Debbie and Joey Martin

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Roselle Tobyansen

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February 25, 2021

Bev and family, Toby and and I are so sorry for your loss...I always enjoyed going with you to your momma’s, she was such a delightful lady.. Thought and prayers for you and your family.

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Martha

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February 25, 2021

I remember your mom growing up. She treated all the kids that came to the house like they were hers. Always with a smile on her face

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Gerald T Dawson

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February 25, 2021

Rest In Peace Aunt Dot - you will be missed and never forgotten! Jerry & Anita Dawson

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Dianne Puckette

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February 25, 2021

What a beautiful lady Dot was..since the day I met her 51 years ago! Her sweetess and smile I'll never forget..Larry tells me of the many good times he had with her..what a treasure she was. Our love and prayers are with you all..God bless..Dianne and Larry

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Melinda Harper

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February 25, 2021

Bev - prayers to you and your family.

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Leigh Tucker

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February 25, 2021

Judy, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do Leigh

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Julia Irene Newsome

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February 25, 2021

Will miss you my friend...Dorothy was a beautiful lady inside and out...Earth Angel that loved, cared and shared with all... Love you...God Bless ❤️

 

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