Patricia M. Dawson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia M. Dawson

Born August 2, 1930

Patricia M. Dawson, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Born in Sharon, PA on August 2, 1930, Patricia was the daughter of the late Robert E. Garity and Eleanor McKean Garity. She worked as a bookkeeper for D & S Warehousing, retiring after 25 years of dedicated service.

Patricia was a longtime member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Newark. Gentle at heart, she adored animals of kinds, but especially loved dogs, cats and birds. Patricia was very proud of the fish pond in her backyard that was lovingly built for her by family and friends and was home to many large koi. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching football and baseball, but was most passionate about her beloved Philadelphia Phillies and was a former season ticket holder. In her leisure time, Patricia liked shopping and playing cards with friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Dawson, who passed away in 1992. Patricia is survived by her sons, Robert S. Cooper of Newark, DE and William F. Cooper and wife Claire of Bear, DE; daughter, Barbara A. Lloyd and husband Charles of Newark, DE; and grandson, Dmitry A. Cooper.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 12 Noon until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, 525 Polly Drummond Hill Rd., Newark, DE 19711.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.


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  • Bill & Claire
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your Mom is resting in peace and our thoughts and prayers go out to you both. God Bless.
    Our love,
    Tom & Sue

  • Bill & Claire,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your familily on the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace in the comfort of your love. May God bestow his love to her and your family.
    Tom & Sue

  • May memories provide a source of comfort during this difficult time.
    We will miss Pat.
    Bill, Karen and Michelle

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. The Bible teaches that Jehovah is the God of all comfort. -2Corinthians 1:3,4. W

  • Dear Barbara, Bill and family,
    I am so very sorry about the loss of your Mom. May your memories comfort you through this difficult time.

  • Dear Bill, Bob and Barbara,

    We were very saddened to learn about your Mom’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Your old neighbor from Edjil Drive, Susan (Gardos) and Hank Plitt

  • To the Dawson Family, My wife and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear love one. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family. We wanted to share something with you that has encouraged us during difficult times such as these. It is comforting to know that God never meant for us to experience this kind of pain.(James1;13)(Romans 5:12) He has made provisions through his son Jesus to awaken all our love ones asleep in death.(John 5:28,29) God has also promised to wipe away all tears,pain,sorrow and even death forever.(Revelation 21:4,5) God’s promises in the bible will soon be fulfilled.(Psalms 37:10,11&29) They give us hope and comfort, knowing that we will see our love ones again. We pray that your family find peace and comfort in God’s promises for the future