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Gerald Dawson

june 26, 1947 – april 23, 2023

Gerald Dawson

Gerald Dawson, age 75, passed away on April 23, 2023. Gerald was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Herman and Sybil Dawson (nee Hudgins). Gerald married Barbara Evans of Cincinnati, Ohio on August 28, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of fifty seven (57) years, Barbara Dawson, his daughter, Lisa (Myron) Brown, his grandchildren, Myron Brown, II and Jade Brown, his nephew, Amantu “Monti” Caldwell, his siblings, Beverly Dawson, and Herman (Hattie) Dawson, III and many nieces (Kelly Dawson, Rochelle Dawson, London Dawson, Brandi Dawson, Monica Dawson).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gerald was employed by the Ford Motor Company, where he worked dutifully for thirty-five years before retiring in 2006. In his leisure, he enjoyed cruising to tropical locations with Barbara. Gerald also enjoyed grilling for family and friends. Gerald’s love of pool always led to late night games with neighbors (Ike and Joe) to the wee hours of the morning. But nothing meant more to Gerald than spending time with his loving family and best friend of thirty plus years, Garlon Wizzard.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the blue line to the left upon entering the memorial park).

Services for Gerald Dawson will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Bishop Kendrick Southerland, officiating. A burial will follow service in the Garden of the Masonic.

The Repast will be held at the Springdale Recreation Center, 11999 Lawnview Avenue, 45246 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

In memory of Gerald’s life, donations can be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by clicking this link: https://pancan.org/. PanCan’s vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive. PanCan was the first organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way, and for more than two decades, has grown a nationwide movement tackling the disease from all angles.



Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Garden Funeral Home


Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

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“My dear Childhood friend will be missed . May GOD strength and continue to give his family Grace and mercy A life well lived.”

“Barb we are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Asking God to encircle you with his loving arms and give you the strength you will need.”

“Cousin Barb..I am so sorry for your loss.I was so looking forward to seeing you both in September. May God Comfort you and the family.”

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“Barb our deepest sympathy to two people who we loved as family You will be in our hearts forever.”

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““As we reflect on the life of our dear friend Jerry, we can’t help asking “WHY?” When Garlon visited him recently, although he was in pain and discomfort, his smile radiated the room, and we knew he was at inner peace with his God. The poet words describe “Jerry”, “God saw that he was getting tired, A cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes, we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away. Although we loved Jerry dearly; We could not make him stay. A golden heart stop beating. God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the BEST.” Barb and family, our LOVE and PRAYERS are with you.”

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“Thinking About You ,Sending Prayer To The Family .”

“Jerry was always an exceptional husband and father and I always admired how he loved his family I truly pray that God will cover you guys with grace and mercy during this difficult time Love you all 🥰🥰🙏🙏 Barbara Ann”

“God and my Unk know how much I loved him. I will miss his random calls to me. I’m so sorry we all had to go through this. Words will not wipe away our tears and hugs will not ease the pain of Unk not being here anymore. But we all have so many memories of him and they will forever remain in our hearts. My condolences to the entire family. I’m really so sad that i wont hear or see my Unk anymore. Love ya Lon”

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