Sadie Washington Dawson, 80, died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in McKinney, Texas.

Better known around these parts as Little Sadie, she is the oldest daughter of Spencer and Sadie Washington, of 209 12th Street, Apalachicola.

She graduated from Quinn High School and later married Iona A. Dawson, Jr., better known as Billy. The son of Iona A. Dawson Sr. (Dee) and Adonia Brelove Dawson, he preceded her in death in Nov. 1981.

She leaves to cherish her four children, Terry A. Dawson (Portia), of McKinney, Texas; Beverly Renee Brown (Thomas), of Sorrento; Kimberly Joyce Floyd (Mike), of Austin, Texas; and Denise Smith (Bruce), of Charlotte, North Carolina.

She also leaves 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Homegoing services will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell’s Funeral Homes, Inc., in Orlando, with Pastor Thomas Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Washington Park Cemetery in Orlando.

Honorary pallbearers are her two great-grandsons Tyler Smith and Cameron Dawson.