Dawson Lee Waterfield

November 18, 2004 - December 17, 2020

11/18/2004 - 12/17/2020

Past Services

Tuesday December 22, 2020
2:00 pm
Oak Grove Baptist Church
1437 Highway 11 S
Aulander, NC 27805


Dawson Lee Waterfield, age 16, of Ahoskie, passed away way too soon on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC following a tragic accident.

Dawson was born on November 18, 2004 to Lee Waterfield and Kristina Dilday in Ahoskie, NC. He was a freshman at Ahoskie Christian School. He was a vital part of the youth group at Center Grove Baptist Church. They were a very tight group that always had each other’s back. Dawson was a great young man and had a huge heart. He would do anything for anyone that he could. In keeping with Dawson’s loving and generous spirit it was his decision to donate life so that others may live it. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Dawson was all country and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by Sister, Kayleigh Waterfield.

Left to cherish Dawson’s memory is his mother, Kristina Dilday and fiancé JJ Roughton, Ahoskie, NC his father, Lee Waterfield and his wife Kimberly of Kingsland, GA; three brothers, Grayson Waterfield of Ahoskie, Peyton Waterfield of Kingsland, GA, and Ayden Bracy of Ahoskie; two sisters, Alaina Bracy of Ahoskie, and Isabella Waterfield of Kingsland, GA; maternal grandmother, NancyJernigan and husband William of Ahoskie; maternal grandfather, Horace Dilday of Ahoskie; paternal grandparents, Sebrenia and Tracy Fuller of Ahoskie; two paternal great grandmother, Mary Waterfield of Virginia Beach, VA, and Helen Fuller of Ahoskie; three aunts, Sandy Northcott and husband Joe of Ahoskie, Donna Adams and husband Anthony of Leesville, Louisiana, and Rhonda Davis and husband Tim of Ahoskie; along with numerous cousins, extended family members, and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Aulander, NC 27910 with Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating.

Dawson’s family has found themselves with many unexpected expenses at this time and have asked that memorial contributions be made to the help the family financially with donating by clicking here

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial donations be made to Carolina Donor Services, Attn: Kirk Mizelle, CFO, 909 East Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858 or online by visiting carolinadonorservices.org/contribute 

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Waterfield family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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3 years ago


The Tripp Family
3 years ago

Our deepest condolences to each of you during this time of sorrow. May God’s peace, comfort and strength cover each of you, now and in the days to come.

Coach Watford and Patrice Watford
3 years ago

God be with your family!!! ❤️
Coach Watford and Patrice Watford

Thelma Askew
3 years ago

Kristina and family my heart is saddened for your tragic. Loss. Praying God will continue to be with you and family. I’m Jesica Askews Mom. Please turn to your Preacher and others Love to all Gid bless

Cecil E Myers
3 years ago

May God be with the entire family forever during this difficult time

3 years ago


Betty A Tompkins
3 years ago

Words cannot, nor will ever, express my feelings at the loss of your sweet and precious son, Dawson. Yes, gone too soon for sure, but in Christ, we will all take comfort in knowing that he is with our savior in heaven and we will see him again. Praise Jesus. This darling young man called me “Grandma Betty” and I will never ever forget that. He didn’t have to but he choice too and I will always love him for that. Kim and Lee, Grayson, Peyton and Bella, my dear friends from the GEO family, I love you. Take comfort in knowing that I’m here for you and the rest of the family in the days and weeks to come. Dawson has a friend now up in heaven alongside my husband Brad. He loved him, just like I do.

Temperance Castelow
3 years ago

I am deeply saddened because of Dawson’s passing. I know him from our annual family reunions at Tracy & Sabrina’s home. Dawson and Grayson and some others helped me every year to set up outdoor games for everyone to enjoy. I really appreciated their help and have watched those boys growing up over the years. Both of those boys are very helpful and polite. I too will miss Dawson very much, but God has a nice and helpful angel to help him. My heart goes out to all of Dawson’s family and friends. I will pray for God to comfort you all.

Amy Lee
3 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear this. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Mary Lynn Rawls and Family
3 years ago

I remember Dawson in the Christmas programs at Center Grove. He always had a smile. May God be with you all and may your spirits some how be uplifted knowing that he was able to help others. In our thoughts and prayers daily.