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Desire Deon Dawson Dies

Desire Deon Dawson

Desire Deon Dawson, also known as “Boogie” or “Boogie Man,” died at Cleveland Hospital in Miami, Fla., on Nov. 10.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Octavia Matthias; father, Edwin Dawson; nephew, Derion Blyden; aunts: Eleanor Sealey, Bernice King and Beatrice Hodge.

He is survived by his mother, Edith Smith-Dawson; daughters: Delicia Dawson and Denicia Dawson; son, Darrell Dawson; and sisters: Digna Rogers, Dia Dawson, Diria Dawson, Willa Mae Dawson, Denise Dawson, Moretta Dawson, Laurel Dawson, Jennifer Dawson, Dawn Dawson-Freeman and Donna King.

He is also survived by brothers: Delano Blyden Sr., Dwane Rogers, Darrell Dawson and Elwyn Dawson; aunts: Cheryl Nibbs, Marilyn Nibbs, Gail Nibbs-Adolphcus and Genevive Smith; uncles: George Smith Jr., Eugene Smith, Alphonso Smith, Reginald Smith and Antonio Nibbs; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

A first viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. A second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  Interment will be at the Smith Bay Cemetery.

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