Greetings Mrs. Johnnie Dawson and Children:
Our homeboy Mr. Clifford Dawson, was a man who gave his all to his wife, family and his country, the United States of America, where he served as solider acquiring the rank of SFC in the U.S. Army. Upon moving to Augusta in 1977, Mr. Dawson and his family were among the first Susie and I met. They welcomed and embraced our family as if we were among theirs, with open and with brotherly love. My homeboy was a Godly man who loved the Lord and his family immensely. For those who knew him were well aware that if he said something meaningful and productive, it resonated life EF Hutton. When Mr. Dawson spoke, people had to listen. Why? Because he spoke truth to power in a kind and loving way. His pride and joy throughout his wonderful life was his lovely and adorable wife Johnnie, and everyone of his beautiful children, grandchildren, great-
grand children, all who became his acquaintance. From a historical perspective, he knew from memory every member of his family, friends, military soldiers with dates, times, and years to verify his conversations. To all of his immediate family and friends, please remember his great legacy and significant contributions he gave to his family,church family, Army comrades, and to humanity. God works in mysterious ways and does not make mistakes. By choosing Mr. Clifford Dawson to join his heavenly kingdom was by no means a mistake. It was God saying to him "come home" my good and faithful servant, so I can give you rest. And, he will be forever received as a SFC in Heaven as God's photographic memory leader as a legendary life Historian among God's Angels and disciples. Homeboy from Demopolis, Alabama, we will miss you and your dynamic and meaningful conversations that helped me to become the husband and father I am today. We will not say goodbye, for we shall meet again under God's terms of endearment. Rest on my beloved brother, we love you, but God loves you best.
Eternal rest forevermore Mr. Dawson!
With deepest sympathy and condolences from the Smith family.
Dr. Charles J. & Susie M. Smith - Demopolis, Alabama & Augusta. Georgia.
Dr. & Mrs. Charles J. Smith, Sr. & Family