Mattie Marie (Nelson) Dawson (1924 - 2018)

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On January 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, Mattie Marie Dawson left her earthly cares behind. She was the oldest child of Nelse and Edwina Nelson. She was born February 24, 1924 in Clarksville TX where she received her formal education.

On April 12, 1943, she married Claude Dawson, Jr. who preceded her in death, March 18, 2015. To this union nine children were born: Opal (John) Bacon of Toledo OH; Barbara Johnson of Albuquerque NM; Claude Dawson III (deceased); Glenn Dawson of Irvington NJ; Gerald (Melissa) Dawson of Amarillo TX; Loretta McCullough and Donna Dawson of Amarillo TX; Lillie (Cornel) Foster of Corona CA; Lisa (Venus) Reese of Frisco TX. She and Claude moved to Amarillo in 1951 where the youngest five children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband Claude, her parents, and five siblings: Charlene Smith, Nelse Nelson, Jr., Lewis Nelson, Gladys Smith, and Fred Nelson. She is survived by her children, 4 sisters, 2 sister-in-laws, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

A private memorial service for family and close personal friends will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018.


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Published in Amarillo Globe-News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2018
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