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Edna Thomas Dawson
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Obituary for Edna Thomas Dawson

Edna Thomas Dawson, 92, was called home to her Heavenly reward on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Edna’s husband of 68 years, Edward Vance Dawson, preceded her in death on January 21, 2015.

Nothing was better to Edna than being at home and sitting on the front porch with her beloved husband, Vance. Life for Edna revolved around her family and their happiness. She loved family gatherings and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To her family no one cooked better and they have many fond memories of times spent around the table enjoying her homemade fried chicken, tenderloin and mashed potatoes.

Edna retired from the Piggly-Wiggly in La Grange following many years of dedicated service. Edna was a lady of great faith and a strong belief in the power of prayer. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Edna enjoyed trips to the North Carolina mountains with her sister and taking in the beauty of God’s great creation.

A service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Vito Bisogno officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Edna is survived by her two sons, Eddy Dawson and his special family friend, Margaret Becton, and Ronny Dawson and wife, Bonnie; three grandchildren, Eddy Dawson Jr. and wife, Robbie, Mickey Dawson and his friend, Candi Webb, and Karen Dawson; two step-grandchildren, Charlie Dawson and his friend, Melissa Seamans, and Kelly Stainback and husband, Jason; four great-grandchildren, Trey, Brendan, Rob and wife, Makayla, and Barrett; one great-great grandchild, Logan; and four siblings, Joyce Daniels, Gail Cramer, Bruton Taylor and Ernest Thomas.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2 at Rouse Funeral Home. Friends will also be received at the Dawson home after 11 a.m. on Friday. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 2626 Paul’s Path Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Edna’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Kitty Askins Hospice Center and Herritage Elite for their loving care and support. Words don’t begin to express our gratitude. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Service Of Remembrance




2:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Cemetery Details


Fairview Cemetery

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Memorial Contribution

Trinity United Methodist Church

2626 Pauls Path Road
Kinston, NC 28504

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