Funeral services were held for Elizabeth Scott Dawson Saturday, May 30 at the South Parkway Worship Center is Ruston. She passed away Sunday, May 24.
Elizabeth the third of 10 children, was born to Julia Scott Jackson and Jimmie Scott January 18, 1931 in Grambling. “Liz,” as she was fondly called, received her formal education at Friendship Elementary School and Grambling High school. She united with the New Rocky Valley B.C. under the leadership of Rev. F.L. Flynn.
Liz had a passion for cooking, and at an early age she learned the basics for preparing food which often captured the hearts of many of her friends. She often stated that most of her money was spent on buying food and cooking soul food. According to her granddaughter, “Nanny had to be over the kitchen, in charge, and she didn’t think anyone else could cook better food than she cooked.”
In 1950, Liz moved to California where she was gainfully employed. In 1956 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Fisher Dawson. After decades in California, she moved back to Louisiana where she was employed in the maintenance department at Grambling State University. She made many friends and so many of them were college students. She often provided food, money and clothing to help them out. Many of them referred to her as “Mom” because she was a mom for them away from home.
Liz retired from Grambling and found other interesting outlets such as fishing, raising a garden and growing beautiful flowers. Sharing has always been her trademark, and this was enjoyment for her to bring happiness to others.
Her commanding presence, yet kind spirit, her great sense of humor and her humble demeanor will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.