Patricia Ann Dawson, of Plant City, FL joined the love of her life in heaven on October 7, 2020 just in time for their 57th wedding anniversary on October 12th. She was preceded in death by her husband James R. “Buzzy” Dawson, Sr, her parents Elza Wesley and Margaret Lance Estep, as well as her brother Ted Wesley Estep. She is survived by her sisters Linda Miles and Barbara Belcher (Doug), son James “Robby”, Jr., and daughter Debbie (Lovena), grand children Caitlin (Christina) and James “Jay”, III, as well as a long list of brothers and sisters in-law and cherished nieces and nephews.
Growing up as Patty Estep in the small town of Bramwell, WV, she was a graduate of the Bramwell High School class of 1959, home of the Bramwell High School Millionaires, she remained closely tied to the family and friends who were from there and are still there today. She was looking forward to returning to the events of the Bramwell Millionaire Weekend in 2021 where she always enjoyed reuniting with classmates, family, and fond memories.
A 1962 graduate of the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH, Pat was a dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse who worked in operating rooms and doctors’ practices until she moved to Plant City in 2019. Doctors William Stuart and Stanley Tucker (both of Richmond, VA) and their staffs were more than co-workers, they were and continue to be family.
Living in Richmond, VA for nearly 50 years, in addition to her nursing career, she rose to the position of Worthy Matron in the Glen Allen Order of the Eastern Star, responded with the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Teams, served as chase crew for hot air balloons, and supported members of the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Her children would like to list every member of the Dawson and Estep families here, but the list is extensive, she loved each and every one of them, and they are afraid someone will be overlooked. But they would like to recognize and thank the Haskew and Roberts families of Plant City, FL who welcomed her to her new home last year and who have been and will continue to be our local support system. Also, Louise Stoker, sister in-law and Mayor of Bramwell, and Dana Stoker Cochran for the support, pictures, and cherished memories shared with the Bramwell Millionaire family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Pat’s memory to the Christ Hospital School of Nursing Elizabeth Dumm Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship program she regularly supported to help aspiring nurses reach their goal. Donations can be made at https://www.thechristcollege.edu/give or by mail to The Christ Hospital Health Network, 2123 Auburn Ave., Suite 528 Cincinnati, OH 45219.
A memorial service is planned during the Bramwell Millionaire Weekend in 2021 where Pat will join Buzzy on the banks of the Bluestone River once again.
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