COLERAIN, NC – Virginia Sue McLawhorn Dawson, age 62, of Perry School Rd, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2023. She was born on August 14, 1961, in Hertford County, North Carolina, to the late Henry McGarvey McLawhorn and Martha Evans Smith McLawhorn.
Virginia dedicated over 30 years of her life as a nurse, caring for others with compassion and kindness. Her work brought comfort to countless individuals during their times of need.
Outside of her professional life, Virginia found immense joy in her large family. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, with her beloved Humming Bird being the apple of her eye. Virginia even took children into her care and raised them as her own, showing her selflessness and unconditional love.
Virginia was preceded in death by her father, Henry McGarvey McLawhorn, her mother, Martha Evans Smith McLawhorn, and her brother, Jimmy McLawhorn. She leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for her surviving family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Charity (Eddie) Parker of Edenton, NC, Michelle (Calvin) Warren of Kinston, NC, Sonja (Andy) Messick of Greenville, NC, Cynthia (Mike) Norman of Winterville, NC, Ginger Dawson of Elm Grove, NC, Jill (Les) Evans of Elm Grove, NC; her son, Jeremy (Anna) Dawson of Ahoskie, NC; her sisters, Retta (Gene) Doggett of Washington, NC, Ada (Linwood) Brinkley of Roxobel, NC, Dottie (Damon) McGregory of Vanburen, AR; her brothers, Rev. Willie (Diane) McLawhorn of Conway, NC, Richard (Rosa) McLawhorn of Gainesville, GA; nine grandchildren, Faith (Humming Bird) Parker of Edenton, NC, Brittany (Daniel) Howell of Elm City, NC, Alana (Alex) Paredes of Greenville, NC, Misty Warren of Greenville, NC, Marlana Warren of Greenville, NC, Matthew Evans of Ahoskie, NC, Katie, Logan, and Karsyn Evans, all of Elm Grove, NC; three great-grandchildren, Grace Howell and Drew Howell III, both of Elm City, NC, and Audrey Spivey of Elm Grove, NC; as well as a long list of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly; and her spouse, Wayne Dawson.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 11 AM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie Chapel with the Rev. Willie McLawhorn officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service will be handling arrangements for the Dawson family. To offer condolences to the family or share cherished memories, please visit www.garrettsykesfs.com.