Dawn Ferrebee-Hawks

Dawn Rae Ferrebee-Hawks (Ferrebee)

Monday, October 16th, 1972 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Dawn Rae Ferrebee-Hawks, 47, of Salem, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Dawn was a special kind of person, she walked to the beat of her own drum, and had no issue letting you know just what was on her mind. Her laugh was infectious, her sense of humor though sometimes dark, would have you laughing hysterically before you knew it. She was always referred to as the “Cool Mom”, she wore that title proudly, as was the true definition of the term “Momma Bear”. Being the selfless person that she was, she put the needs of others around her before her own without hesitation. It was a well-known fact around the pool halls and Las Vegas tournaments, that if you wanted a good challenge in a game of pool, she was sure to give you your monies worth trying to beat her. As life went on, she was faced with multiple bouts of cancer. She never gave up, never voiced a complaint of pain, and fought without fear. She won her battles and is now at peace. Dawn will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Christine Ferrebee.

Left to cherish her memory, are her father, Dale Ferrebee Sr.; a loving husband of almost four years, David Hawks; children, Crystal Pelter (Ari), Ashley Pelter (Josh), and Justin Pelter; sisters, Julie Taylor (Rex) and Holly Hunt Owen; as well as her brother, Dale Ferrebee Jr. (Monica); also left to cherish her memory are numerous other family members and dear friends.

A celebration of Dawn’s life will be held at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in our chapel, Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Rev. Ben Mewald will be officiating.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Ben Mewald


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Deborah Hartless

Posted at 09:56pm
Dear Ferrebee family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dawn and before retiring from the bank. We also shared the same birthday too and enjoyed our chats about family and our birthdays.
Dawn was a pleasant person and fun to be around.
Praying 🙏 for you all and your family for strength only God can give.
Deborah Hartless

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Posted at 11:14am
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Remember that we love and care about you.
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Bob and Carol Ferrebee

Posted at 11:11am
Dear Dale and family, With our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Know we are thinking of you all. Wish we could be there.
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Nita Eldred

Posted at 12:59pm
I'm so very sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. I worked with her, and around her for many years. She was truly a unique person, with a spot on sense of humor, great integrity, and I'm glad to call her a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Todd & Cat Edwards, Aeden & Mac

Posted at 11:32am
You will be sorely missed Ms Dawn. Hawk & Family, We wish you peace, comfort, & courage to face the days ahead. Prayers & Blessings.
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