Ms. Tressie Samantha Dawson

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Ms. Tressie Samantha Dawson, 54 of Lanett, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25 , 2020, at Piedmont Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia.

Public viewing was held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. EST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at 2 p.m. EST at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Lanett. The Rev. Charles Trammell officiating

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Tressie leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Jetovia “Fella” (Itanya) Dawson and Kennorrius “Pookie” Gates, both of Lanett; five siblings, Norris Barnes, Bridgette Barnes, Telly (Ametrice) Barnes and Branelon Barnes, all of Landover, Maryland and Marlon Dawson, of LaFayette; uncles, Johnny (Janice) Dawson, Sr., and Aaron (Anita) Smith; aunts, Katie (Rover) Milton, Veola Williams, and Annette Towles; grandchildren, Tyrese Heard, Dontavious Heard, Ebony Dawson, Egypt Dawson, and Essence Dawson, god grandchildren, Tristen Durham, Kaiyden Cherry, and Ivy Greer; special friends, Shirlene Gibson, Kim Meadows, Donavon “Quail” Lewis, and Suzanne Barker and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling the arrangements