Linda Barrett Dawson
October 12, 1949 – August 10, 2022
Linda Barrett Dawson, 72, of Richmond, Virginia, died Wednesday, August 10, 2022, after an extended illness.
Linda was born on October, 12, 1949, in Roxboro, NC to the late Wiley Obediah Barrett Sr. and the late, Virginia Carver Barrett. She graduated from Northern Durham High School and Duke Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology. Linda worked over 40 years in many fields or radiology such as diagnostic, CT, and MRI. Linda retired from Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists as a Cardiac CT technologist.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Wiley Obediah Barrett, Jr, of Durham, NC; and her husband of 46 years, John Horace Dawson also of Richmond, Va. Survivors include two nephews, Wiley Obediah Barrett III and wife, Lisa of Franklinton, NC and David Jason Barrett and wife, Emily of Stephenson, Virginia; a niece, Emily Erin Barrett of Durham, NC; brother-in-law, Tommy Dawson and wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, NC; many grandnephews and nieces; and even great-grandnephews and nieces.
A private, graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Richmond SPCA.
The family wishes to thank Linda’s many neighbors and friends who provided a lifetime of support, friendship, laughter, and love, especially Mrs. Nancy Chamlee and Mrs. Rosemarie Alberta.
I was at Duke with Linda and John. Many fond memories of both of them. It was an honor to be their friend. Your family is in our prayers! So sorry for your loss.
I worked with Linda at VCS. Beneath that tough shell was a wonderful & caring woman. I loved to hear all her stories about John and her friends. She will truly be missed. Love and condolences to her family.
I was Linda’s next door neighbor for 11 years. She was always so sweet. I enjoyed chatting with her on the porch when I would take my dog for a walk. She enjoyed seeing my son run around and act silly (he enjoyed playing with her wine cork collection). I really regret not visiting her more in the past year. I wish that I had come over to watch basketball with her. I’ll miss her.
I have wonderful memories of Linda who was my first chief CT tech at RMH when I came to Richmond in 1977. She was professional, very competent and a charming person. Many years later I met Linda when she worked as a cardiac CT tech. I knew I was in good hands.