Cephas A. Dawson

Published 7:51 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mr. Cephas A. “Roy” Dawson, 208 Katherine St., departed this earthly life on Dec. 26, 2010. He was predeceased by his parents, John Dawson Sr. and Josephine Harding Dawson.

Cephas Dawson

He was a member until his health declined at the Lakeview Missionary Baptist church. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP, American Legion No. 0141, VFW, and the DAV. His survivors include: one sister, Celestine D. Ashe; one brother, John Dawson Jr.; 10 nephews, eight nieces, two great-nephews, two great-nieces; one sister-in-law, Shirley Givens; a special friend, Betty Pope; and a host of other relatives. A special thanks to Ms. Yvonne Bailey, LCSW, Department of Veterans Affairs of Hampton, Va., Odyssey Healthcare, the Veterans of Foreign Affairs, and Chad Lee of Caring Hand Healthcare.

A funeral of triumph will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church; the Rev. John E. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, 139 S. Saratoga St., Suffolk. Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted with the home going service.

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