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JaJuan Dawson


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JaJuan Dawson Obituary
JaJuan LeTroy Dawson
1977-2015
JaJuan LaTroy Dawson had a bigger than life personality and was sweeter than his famous pastries. He left us to go home with the Lord Sunday evening in Murphy, Texas on July 13, 2015 at the age of 37. JaJuan is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather John Trosclair, Sr., maternal grandfather Hosely Mosely, paternal grandmother Octavia Dawson, paternal grandfather Hollis Dawson and father-in-law James Cole. JaJuan is survived by his loving wife, Jamie Dawson of 11 years. Mother Susan Dawson, father Frederick Dawson, mother-in-law Lorraine Cole, maternal grandmother Dorothy Mosely, godmother Jewel Short and godfather James Mosely (uncle). JaJuan is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Jadyn (8 yrs) and Jayla (3 yrs), brother Joey Dawson (Jessica Dawson), sister-in-law Leslie Cole, brother-in-law Archie Perry (Jaime Perry) nieces: Alyssa Perry, Asia Cole, Alexis Perry and Julia Dawson nephews: Marcus Perry and Jordan Dawson. And a multitude of family, friends, teammates, colleagues and coworkers. JaJuan Dawson was born in Houston, Texas on November 5, 1977, but raised in Gibson, LA where he developed his athletic skills, beautiful personality and spirit. He then graduated from H. L. Bourgeois High School in 1995 and went on to earn a Business Management and Marketing Degree from Tulane University in 2000. During his time at Tulane, he set several collegiate records and was inducted into the school's sports hall of fame. Upon leaving Tulane, JaJuan entered the NFL Draft where he was selected by the Cleveland Browns. JaJuan continued his NFL career playing for the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts. Here is where his spirit and personality flourished in developing timeless relationships with his NFL brothers. To continue sharing his spirit and talents, JaJuan then joined the field of Medical Sales as a representative. He most recently worked as a senior sales representative for Boston Scientific. JaJuan enjoyed spending time with family, golfing, fishing, hunting, cooking, and landscaping. The celebration of life will be held at One Community Church, Plano, TX on July 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please visit the J.Dawson Memorial Fund at: gofundme.com/zh8fuw.
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 19, 2015
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