Theda Dawson

Published 2:45 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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The second child born to the union of the late Noah and the late Rosa Lee Magee, Theda C. Magee Dawson was born May 19, 1929, in Franklinton. She passed away on Sept. 29, 2019.

Theda accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age.

After moving to Bogalusa, she was united in marriage to Louis C. Dawson Sr. and to that union were born three children, Janice, Louis Jr., and Debra.

In addition to being a wife and mother, Theda worked as a Patrol Officer then referred to as a Patrol Lady. She volunteered as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She later worked for the Bogalusa Community Mental Health Clinic from where she retired after 20 years of service.

Theda was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Rosa Lee Magee; husband, L.C. Dawson Sr.; sisters Myrtle Hart, Herlene Causey, Mary Nell Albert; and brother Russell Magee.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Janice D. Richard (Lee Brown) of Richmond, Texas, Louis C. Dawson Jr. (Doris) and Debra Dawson of Bogalusa; sisters, Betty Magee and Lona Causey of New Orleans, and Jetter Melendez of Slidell; and brothers, L.C. Magee of Winfield, Ralph Magee and Bobby Magee of Franklinton. She also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends to carry her memory in their hearts.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. The Rev. Calvin D. Jackson will be officiating.

Interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at