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Born August 25, 1957 in Washington D.C, she was the daughter of Audrey Parker Johnson and the late Edward Charles Trewin. After moving to the area she attended schools in Cambridge and the North Dorchester High School from where she graduated with the Class of 1975.
Dana was a very kind and thoughtful person and all who knew her were aware of her motto "short and sweet". As her health was failing Dana wrote the following to share with you at this time:
"If you are reading this I am dancing on the streets of gold. I have a wonderful husband John Dickerson. I have two beautiful daughters Carol Lynn and Brittney Ann Dickerson; three of the most wonderful grandchildren Jazlyn and Gavin Sapulos and Barley Webster. I love you all and will miss you.
Also, two of the best sisters ever Debbie Warfield and Desty Trewin and the best brother-in-law Alvin Warfield. All my wonderful nieces and nephews - Leslie, Audrey, Sophia, Hudson and Sammy Schwab – Timmy, Anna, Lauren, Atlee and Fuller Schwab, Angie and Jenny Myers - Kim, Shane, Rebekah and Aaron Palamaras - Greg, Cathy and Drew Warfield, Casey and Tanner Helgason - Katie Warfield, Emma and Ellie Sard - Ricky, Leah and Brian Dukes. Pam Burgan (sister-in-law), David, Martina, Johnny and Jacob Burgan and Jason and Angela Dickerson. I love you all and will miss you.
I love my Jubliee Christian Fellowship family, each and every one of you. Keep the faith.
Mr. Buddy and Ms. Barb, I will take care of Shasta. Pastors George and Joyce Wheatley, I will take care of Jessie. Brittney, I will take care of Zombie and of course Oliver. Carol, I will take care of Boog."
Preceding her in death besides her father is a nephew Keith Schwab.
A memorial service will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 beginning 1p.m. at the Jubliee Christian Fellowship Church, Cambridge. Officiating at the service will be Pastor George Wheatley.
Dana requested anyone attending please wear blue jeans.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Dana can be made to the Jubliee Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 202, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements entrusted to the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home P.A., Cambridge.
To send on line condolences to the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Posted by: Valdora Molock Celestine So long Dana. We sat together at Maces Lane playing the clarinet. 01/22/2016 Posted by: timothy foxwell debbie , desty , so sorry for the lost of your sister dana my thoughs and prayers go out to you and yours take good care of yourself 11/29/2013 Posted by: Debbie and Bob Kinnamon Bob and I were so sorry to here about Dana's passing. Dana was such a sweet person and will be missed by everyone who's heart she touched. 11/20/2013 Posted by: Tom and Phyllis Armistead Many fond thoughts of our friend Dana. She is so precious and dear and has touched the lives of many in her calm and precious way! I use the present tense as she is still very much alive and well in the arms of Jesus and forever she will be with our Lord! Family matters in Va. prevented our attending the service but you all are very much in our thoughts and prayers! Love to all!!!! 11/17/2013 Posted by: Mary Cox Will dance with you on those streets someday. Shalom to you, dear Dana. 11/15/2013 Posted by: Tom and Phyllis Armistead 11/15/2013 Posted by: Sarah Stahre Ms. Dana was such a kind and loving person. Always laughing! I'll never forget her smile and bubbly personality. She truly touched every one she knew in a special way. Praying for all of the family. I know you are close and I know this hurts. All I can say is what Ms. Joyce always tells us, "She is in our future, not in our past." When we see her again she will be even more beautiful than we remember her today. Sending lots of love. <3 11/15/2013 Posted by: Janet Harrison So sorry to hear of the passing of Dana. There is no doubt that she is dancing on the streets of gold. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. 11/14/2013 Posted by: Buddy & Barb Mowbray We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful and caring lady. Dana touched the heart of every animal lover she met. We know Sophie will be happy to see her. 11/14/2013 Posted by: Phillip & Julia Garrison (JCF) May precious memories remain in your hearts forever for Dana.And may God TENDERLY comfort you always in the days to come. 11/13/2013 Posted by: Kim Colbourne (Kahl) RIP Mrs. Dana. My heart broke Saturday when I heard the news but there isn't a doubt in my mind about where you are right now. "Dancing on the streets of gold"... I'll never forget you piling us into that big old station wagon and heading out for the day, or how you allowed Carol & I to waste all the gas in the grass cutter riding around the yard pretending we were picking up Stevie and Joey or how you never once let it cross your mind to tell us that we were horrible singers as we pressed play on that Mariah Carey cassette tape & danced around Carols room singing at the tops of our lungs. You truly were a beautiful woman & I am so thankful I had the pleasure of being in your company for the time that I did. Carol, Brittney & Mr. John my heart aches for you and I am so sorry for your loss. Remember her for the woman that she was because she sure did love you all very much. 11/13/2013 Posted by: Linda Martin My deepest condolences to the family. May your treasured memories and the drawing ever closer to God in prayer help to bring you comfort during this difficult time. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3,4 11/12/2013 Posted by: Ernie & Roslyn watts Our prayers are with you. Dana is a very loving and Special friend to many. 11/12/2013 Posted by: Pattie Logan Carol so sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear she was sick. It's been a while since I had seen her. Sharon Keuttmann called me the other day. I too just lost my dad so I know your loss. Stay close to God, he will take care of you. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NED ANYTHING 11/12/2013 Posted by: Dianne Ellerbusch Dana I have known you since we were neighbors years ago as ( children) and then in school you never changed. You always had a big heart and was kind to everyone even all animals you came in contact with. Then when our children started to date I was very happy because I knew Carol came from you and she was a good person. You have been a great mother and grandmother to our shared grandchildren I know they will miss you very much they loved you so much. I am great full to have known you and will miss you. My prayers go out to your entire family and friends you will be missed by all but you have no pain only joy for being with the Lord. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Keith and Mary Todd We are so sorry to hear of Dana's passing. But we know she is in better place. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Sandy and Jonna Smith Desty and Family: Our deepest condolences on the passing on of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Ron Bromwell John, so sorry to hear about Dana. I'm sure you and your children were extreamly lucky to have her in your lives. Keep you in my prayers, I'm sure you and Dana will be together again. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Jessica hindman-Wheatley Mrs. Dana was such an amazing caring person Her daughters are just like her! So sorry for the families loss.Heaven is lucky to have her! 11/11/2013 Posted by: E.C. Walker Dana was one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this sad time. E.C. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Kathy Wroten I had to chuckle after reading Dana's note....what other "job" would she have than to take care of the animals!!! Prayers of Peace to her family and remember she is in your future..for she is alive and well and lives forevermore..for she is in the presence of our LORD and KING! 11/11/2013 Posted by: Helen Fitzhugh I did not know Dana personally, but she is my sister and I love her. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Tina Travers Dana I will surely miss your laughter and the kindness you had for people and animals. Prayers for your family. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Pam Kunz I will always remember the love and laughter from Dana. All who knew her loved her. I love you, Dana. I will miss you so much. Knowing you are in the arms of Jesus makes me smile and be at peace. My love to her family....what a gem she is and a legacy of joy! 11/11/2013 Posted by: Dar So sorry for the loss of Dana..she was a great person, nice, sweet, compassionate, and loving...keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. 11/11/2013 Posted by: Rachel Bradley Dana you were an amazing person, you will be greatly missed. Forever in our hearts! 11/11/2013 Posted by: SherrySo Satterfield So sad to have lost another class member. My heart goes out to her family. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Kathy Ross Elzey RIP my friend! Thanks for our childhood memories. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Bonnie Powell You will never be forgotten classmate. RIP Dana, until we meet again. 11/10/2013 Posted by: faith campbell Sending ky thoughts and prayers for Dana's family and friends..... she was a sweet woman and never to be forgotten... rip dana 11/10/2013 Posted by: Cornelia Dickerson You will be greatly missed by anyone who's life you touched. Please give all the family already in Heaven a big hug for all of us. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Scottie Marshall I was so sorry to hear about Dana. She was a beautiful person, inside and outside. I am honored to have been able to call her my friend. She loved her family very much. She will be missed by all those who knew her. May God bless Dana and her whole family. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Cherie Robinson I am so sorry to hear about Dana. She was such a sweet and caring person who was always doing for others! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! 11/10/2013 Posted by: Kay and Greg Rhea So sorry to hear of Dana's passing..she will be greatly missed. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Joanie Parks Prayers and condolences for your loss; so sorry. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Terry & Rick Wheatleu We are so sorry to hear of Dana's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. 11/10/2013 Posted by: Bonnie Conn Dana you were an angel. I will love you and Miss you ! 11/10/2013 Posted by: Megan Cousins I am so sorry to hear about her passing. She will be greatly missed. 11/10/2013
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