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Nora Dawson

Nora Lee Dawson, age 86, of Cambridge passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge, surrounded by her family.
She was born September 7, 1924 in Toddville, MD, the daughter of Levin and Leah Todd Jones Fitzhugh.
Nora Lee attended school in lower Dorchester County. On December 10, 1940, she married Shannon Dawson of Bishops Head, a well-known boat builder, who passed away December 21, 1973.
Mrs. Dawson cherished her family, and as a young woman was always busy in her home—painting, wallpapering, and being a very special mother. She was consistently involved in her church, serving as treasurer, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent.
After the passing of her husband, Nora Lee moved to Cambridge and worked at Airpax until her retirement. She then worked at Ocean Odyssey for Roy Todd. Once living in Cambridge, she started attending Grace Church and became a member of Dr. Hines Bible Class. Church functions and homecomings were very special to her.
A highlight of her retirement was traveling cross country. She also went on a cruise and to Ohio on several occasions to visit her daughter and family. Nora Lee enjoyed going to Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s to spend time with her friends. She was a faithful visitor of the sick at the hospital and nursing homes. She was always thoughtful and caring for others and was loved by all who knew her.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Ann Holliday (Richard) of Bloomingburg, OH and Sharon Whitten Brittingham (George) of East New Market, MD; grandchildren Steve Whitten (Jenny) of Church Creek, Angela Kreiser (Kenny) of Cambridge, Shane Brittingham of Church Creek, Joyce Hook, Donald Holliday (Dorothy), Shelly Searles (Bob), and Leah Holliday of Ohio; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Other special people in her life include her niece, Henrietta Jarrett, who Mrs. Dawson referred to as her “third daughter” and her cousin Louise Turner, whom she considered a sister; a brother-n-law and faithful neighbor Harold Dawson; sister-in-law Carolina Dawson; another special niece Regina Wroten; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death in addition to her parents and husband were son-in-law Ted Whitten; and special grandson Richard (Buddy) Holliday Jr.; two sisters Mannie Todd and Beulah Hughes, and brothers three Hilby Jones, Garland Jones, and Howard Fitzhugh.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4th at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the church. Officiating will be The Rev. Jay Hurley, Pastor. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Shane Brittingham, Brent Holliday, Donald Holliday, Brian Hook, Kenny Kreiser, Steve Whitten and Brad Searles.
Memorial offerings may be made in Mrs. Dawson’s memory to Dr. Hines Bible Class, Grace UM Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are entrusted to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. To view online obituaries visit www.curran-bromwell.com

Funeral Service

Friday March 4, 2011 at Grace United Methodist Church

1-888-579-7953 Code: 75133P

Facts Born: September 7, 1924
Death: February 27, 2011
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD

Memorial Donations Memorial donations can be made to:
Dr. Hines Bible Class

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Rose Cooper I am so sorry for your loss. In the family's time of mourning I hope you will take comfort in that Jehovah God has made a wonderful promise for a resurrection into his Kingdom that is recorded at Revelation 21:3, " And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, ... With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." 04/23/2011 Norman Wingate Sharon.... I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing...Norman 03/04/2011 Carole Spicer Sharon & Family: What a "special mom" you had, always a smile and a funny story to tell. She was a busy and a beautiful soul. So sorry for you loss... 03/02/2011 David and Cindy Cannon What a blessing Ms. Dawson was as a person and a neighbor. We will miss her so much. Even my little dog Layla Loved going in to visit Ms. Nora. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of the family. 03/02/2011 Lois Logan Smith Dear Sharon and Ruth, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.Always present was that smile and her kind and caring words.Such a great role model for you. My thoughts are with you..Lois Smith 03/02/2011 Weldon D. Andrews I always found Mrs. Nora Lee Dawson a gracious and wonderful lady. Weldon D. Andrews 03/02/2011 Julie P. Slacum Dear Sharon, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you peace and strength in the days ahead. I send you my deepest sympathy and love. Julie Slacum 03/01/2011 Lisa Hines Ruth Ann and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in our prayers. Lisa Hines and family 02/28/2011 David Kreek I enjoyed having known your mom. She was a neat lady, and will be greatly missed, I know. Our prayers are with you. 02/28/2011 Bryan and harriett Pritchett You and your family are in our thougts and prayers as she was a very sweet lady and so enjoyed chatting with her when we saw her out with her friends. 02/28/2011 Joan D. Paul-Nichols Ruth Ann & Sharon I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was such a special and kind person and will be missed. We are still in Florida and will not return home unil Sat., so I will not be at the service. I will be thinking of both of you and your families. God Bless both of you. Joan 02/28/2011 Karen Stack Sharon - so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing... will keep you in my thoughts & prayers!! 02/28/2011 James and Lena Fitzhugh We were so sorry to hear about your Mom . She was a very sweet lady..God Bless you all. Will keep you in our prayers. 02/28/2011 Linda Phillips I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Such a dear sweet lady! 02/28/2011

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