Carrie Dinkins Dawson, 84, affectionately known as “Mush”, was born on November 8, 1935 and departed this life on Friday, September 25, 2020 at NHC National Healthcare Sumter. She was the youngest of fourteen children born to Riley Dinkins and Millie Johnson Dinkins. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi “Brother” Dawson and one son, Eddie Dinkins. At an early age, Mush was baptized and attended Rafting Creek Baptist Church until she met and married the late Levi “Brother” Dawson and moved her membership to Hopewell Baptist Church and became a faithful member of the Usher Board for many years until her health begin to fail. Mush was employed by Sumter County School District #2, where she was a cook for many years at Hillcrest High School. Mush’s passions included spending time with her family and friends and balling her fist at her family members and close friends and fussing. She leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Geane A. Kirven of Sumter; two brothers-in-law, Timothy Dawson and Silas J. (Doris) Dawson, both of Dalzell; three sisters-in-law, Lillie Mae Edwards of Baltimore, MD, Bernice (Edward) Williams of Steelton, PA and Earline Crockett of Newark, NJ; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a host of special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting limited visitation with face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends at the home, 1655 Camden Highway, Sumter. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, October 2, 2020 at Hopewell Baptist Churchyard Cemetery, 3285 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Richard Addison, officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a. m.
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