We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Callender Funeral Home, LLC
Gloria Jean Dawson, 73, daughter of the late Spence and Letha Mary Redd Dawson, departed this life Saturday, March 20, 2021. She was born February 3, 1948 in Carbon, WV.
Gloria moved to New York at an early age and worked in Directory Assistance at Bell Atlantic Company for a few years and then worked with the United States Postal Service where she held many positions. She continued to work at the USPS Bronx P&DC as a Confidential Secretary before retiring in July 2007. Gloria was loved by many that crossed her path and she was “the life of the party”. Her life was so impactful that the legacy she leaves will never be forgotten. Even during her final days, Gloria wanted to ensure that the family was okay and would remain close.
Gloria accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Chesapeake, WV.
Along with her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her siblings, Joe Dawson, Marion Dawson (Butch), Shirley Dawson and Nesbert Dorsey.
Gloria leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Sheila Washington (Bernard) of New York, NY, son, Daniel Carthon (Toni) of Lindenwald, NJ, siblings; Annabelle Smith (Sylvester), Betty Ruth Dawson, Thelma Blanks (Leon), Magnolia Brown (Levi) all of Charleston, WV; and Spence Dawson (Alta) of Gary, IN, grandchildren, Michele of New York, NY, Alecsandria, Makayla, Nehemiah and Shayla, all of Lindenwald, NJ, three great granddaughters, nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives, USPS & Marshalls family, and friends.
The family welcomes donations to Glioblastoma Foundation
www.fundraise.glioblastomafoundation.org in honor of our loved one as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.
We the family of the late Gloria Dawson acknowledge with deep appreciation all the gestures of loving friendship and acts of personal deeds during the passing of our loved one. We thank all who came from far and near during this most difficult time. Your acts of God’s love expressed through cards, texts, phone calls, prayers or whatever you did to console our hearts will never be forgotten. May God continue to shower His blessings upon each of you. We also would like to thank Hospice of New York for their exemplary care to our loved one.