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May 26, 1947 – January 12, 2023

Annye professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, at age ten, in the First Christian Church, Chase City, Virginia. She was a devoted wife, mother, and an excellent cook.

At Chester Baptist Church, she was the 5th grade Sunday School teacher, and served as a deacon for several years. Her strongest support in life has been her God.

Annye worked for Virginia Department of Highways, from 1967 through 1975, when our son was born. She later went to cosmetology school and worked as a licensed cosmetologist from 1981-1990. She served as Worthy Matron of Chapter No. 121 Order of Eastern Star in 1989-1990. After her father’s death in 1990, she assisted her mom until her passing in 2004.

Annye was preceded in death by her parents, James William Dawson and Minnie Lorene Carnes Dawson; and two of her brothers, Charles William Dawson and Ronald David Dawson. Her daughter, Amanda Marie Gravitt, forty-nine days old, passed in 1981.

She is survived by a loving husband of over 50 years, Moring E. Gravitt; son, Benjamin Thomas Gravitt (Janell Plumley Gravitt); along with her grandchildren, Emily Dawson Gravitt, Allison Katherine Gravitt, and Austin James Gravitt; two sisters, Betty Jean Spiers (Richard) and Barbara Elaine Estes (Wayne); and two brothers, James Crawford Dawson (Susan) and Thomas Wayne Dawson (Gwen).

Family will receive friends for visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Park.