James Delanio Dawson

April 5, 1954 - May 20, 2024
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Grace Cathedral
1055 Canton Road
Akron, OH 44312
Saturday 6/1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grace Cathedral
1055 Canton Road
Akron, OH 44312
Saturday 6/1, 12:00 pm

James Delanio Dawson, age 70, passed away on May 20, 2024. James was a graduate of Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio. He was a self-employed contractor. After many years of self-employment, James retired and worked part-time at Grace Cathedral in the Security Department. James was a faithful member of Grace Cathedral, and their churchContinue Reading

Kelli Lewis left a message on June 3, 2024:
James was a frieidly face in our church congregation. He was so happy to be part of the choir and I enjoyed hearing him sing. He was known to me and my sister as our "buffet Pop", watching over us on so many shifts. His smile and caring kindness will always be remembered, and he was a Christ-like example of the Word of God taught. I know your smile is shining even brighter in Heaven and I look forward to seeing you there in time. Thank you, James, for taking time to be part of my life and I thank Jesus your life was an example to me and others. Sending prayers and love to family and friends.
Rhonda Lewis left a message on June 3, 2024:
Dawson Family, James' beautiful smile and genuine caring personality radiated every time he spoke to a person. He has obtained the ultimate goal, Heaven! Keeping his family in prayers.
Vin & Colleen Metheney left a message on June 1, 2024:
We will miss brother James. We will be sending bibles to the mission field in his honor so that his work will continue. Love and prayers for the family
Randy Arbogast left a message on June 1, 2024:
James was a wonderful friend, we spent countless Sunday afternoons at the Cathedral Buffet enjoying good fellowship and the delicious food that had been prepared. I could count on James to be there at our special table where we shared the good things of the Lord. He showed his great love for the Lord in his service toward him in different ways. Heaven has truly gained a bright jewel.
Jackie Dawson left a message on May 31, 2024:
Hearing about the passing of my brother-in-law Saddened me greatly . Please accept my deepest Condolences. I am keeping all of you in my prayer. Jackie Dawson ❤️🙏🏽
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Brenda Jackson left a message on May 31, 2024:
My prayers and condolences. I love you cousin. Rest in peace❤️
Jonathan Ronyak left a message on May 31, 2024:
I loved James so much. I was blessed by God to have been n the choir with him since 2003. He was a wonderful friend. He was a terrific worker. He was a great singer He pleased God. ."I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" (John 11:25,26).
Oretha Williams left a message on May 31, 2024:
My condolence to his brothers and sister nieces and nephew my cousin may you rest in peace🕊
Tim Troglen left a message on May 31, 2024:
Dear Dawson family, I have known James since the 1970s.We’ve been friends through the best of times and the worst of times. We worked security in the Grace Cathedral parking lot, shared a friendly Browns/Steelers rivalry, and cut grass together at various times. I was also a member of his wedding party. Through everything, J.D. was faithful to souls. He was my friend and my brother. May God bless and keep you in His loving arms. I join in your sadness at missing James. But I also join in the gladness that his pain is over and IIwill see him again, thanks to Jesus. God bless. Save me some bones and coffee, brother. I’ll see you soon.
David R Troglen left a message on May 31, 2024:
James all of the Parking Lot Attendants miss you Deeply. To the family we are all praying for you.
Timothy Goodwell left a message on May 29, 2024:
My Condolences to the family of brother Dawson Rest in Peace.
Earmistine Vinson left a message on May 29, 2024:
May the family of James Dawson be graced by the Perfect Peace of God during your time of grief
Linda G Liston left a message on May 29, 2024:
James is walking the streets of Heaven he is pain free and happier than he has ever been and we will be able to see him again I am praying for you all (Grace Cathedral)
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