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Linda Jean Dawson Monroe left this world much too soon on September 14, 2020.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She is survived by her daughter Lindsey Ceresini (PJ), grandson Joey, sister Nicole Vickers (Steve), brother Todd Dawson (Debbie), brother Scott Dawson, nieces Jamie and Ashleigh, and nephews Sam and Will, and numerous family members and friends, especially Warren Webb.  She was preceded in death by her parents William and Jeannine Dawson, and her older brother Billy.

Anyone who ever met Linda knew that they had a helping hand if they ever needed one. She was the first to volunteer to assist friends and family in their time of need, and never asked for anything in return. Linda was a very faithful woman, and truly believed that she would be reunited with her loving parents and older brother, Billy, at the gates of Heaven. Unfortunately for those who loved her, that day has come sooner than expected.  

Linda and her daughter, Lindsey, were inseparable. They were a team, each a constant support of the other. Their names linked, they were Linda and Lindsey, always together, and as Lindsey entered adulthood and had her own son their bond only strengthened. Anyone who knew them knew that where one was, the other was close by. Lindsey was Linda’s pride and joy, and Linda was Lindsey’s guiding light.

She loved living in Harpers Ferry, and enjoyed early morning walks on the trails.  She loved the farmers market and the flea market. She loved sitting on her balcony watching the sun rise and set. She loved reading and watching tv. Her patio garden was a great source of pride and joy for her, and she loved growing her own herbs and vegetables. Even with all the beauty that Harpers Ferry has to offer, the beach was her happy place. Whenever possible, she would spend hours sitting and listening to the ocean, collecting shells, and quietly walking along the shore.

Her greatest pleasure was being with her beloved grandson, Joey. As his devoted Grammy, she spent her days caring for him and was his number one cheerleader.  The two of them were best friends. Joey relied on his Grammy daily for comfort, safety and support.  She spent years working with Lindsey to ensure that he had the best care for his special needs, and was a staunch supporter of autism research.  She even went so far as to becoming an expert Pokemon hunter so that she and Joey could enjoy the game together.

She will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul, and missed tremendously.

In lieu of services, Linda’s family would like to extend an invitation to those wishing to pay their respects to visit with them on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 between the hours of 10-12 or 2-4 at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV. 25425

Due to the the pandemic we ask all guests wear masks and be mindful of others during this time of uncertainty.

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