DAWSON Denise Richell Dawson, age 52, born August 30, 1960 in Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully at Ohio State University
East, on January 9, 2013. She was always the center of attention and will be deeply missed by family and friends. She graduated from East High School, Class of 1978. Denise leaves to cherish her memories, mother, Marva Dawson; fiancÃ©, Robert Slade; daughter, Destiny Dawson; son, Phillip (Chanel) Dawson; step-daughter, Tamara Slade; mother-in- law, Evelyn Slade; sister-in-law, Denise Walker; grandchildren, Dana and Jason Knott, Pharell and Paris Dawson, Mafia and Deuce Slade; aunts, Sonya Thornton, Martha McKinnon, Martha (Edgar) Franklin and Gwendolyn Williams; uncles, Lester (Geraldleen) McKinnon, Thomas (Kathy) Dawson, and William (Mary) Dawson; a host of cousins, other relatives, and dear friends. Celebration of Life 1 p.m., on January 17, 2013 at C. D. WHITE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 1217 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH, where the family will receive friends from 12Noon until the start of service. Bishop Melvin Griffin, Officiating. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery.