Mary Irvine

Mary Alma Irvine, at age 82 went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was born September 12, 1935 to parents Alma and Charles Irvine.

Mary was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. She was a pillar in the community and fed all that came to visit her. She was employed at the Juvenile Court of Domestic Relations where she cared for troubled youth. She obtained her beautician certification. She also was an entrepreneur and owned Barbeque Rancho Restaurant, and owned Virgo’s House of Ribs. In her later years she went on to cater to several businesses throughout Columbus, Ohio.

Mary is loved by all and will be truly missed. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Alma Irvine; children, Ronald Dawson, John Virgil Dawson, Charles Dawson, and Michelle Dawson; grandchildren, Robert Dawson, Timothy Dawson, and Javonna Patrise Dawson; beloved friend Ruth Clay. Loving memories will be forever cherished by her siblings, Charlene Wright, Beryle (Bill) Bach, Charles (Carol) Irvine; children, Mary K. Jackson, Teresa (Ralph) Dalton, James P. Dawson, Pamela D (Darrell) Helms, and Virgil J. Dawson; special friend, Fred Good; a host of grandchildren, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Visitation 9am and Funeral 10am on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Cemetery

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Condolence Messages

  1. So very sorry for your loss of your beloved Mother and my friend.

  2. Stephanie Morton Bracely :

    I knew Mary. Charlie Dawson was my niece Toni’s dad. Toni is in Columbus to attend her grandmothers funeral. To her family, I am sorry for your loss.

  3. Larry & Edith A Binford :

    With heartfelt sympathy for the loss of our Aunt Mary. As “the God of all comfort,” Jehovah does not necessarily make our problems or pain disappear. Yet, of this we can be sure: If we turn to him for comfort, he can fortify us to cope with any sorrow or trouble that life may bring.

    With All Our Love!

  4. Christina A Dawson :

    With pain and despair in my heart I leave my deepest condolences to the children; Mary, Teresa, James, Virgil. We could never know what you are going through. My hope Is that I just be able to be there in the way that you may need as you are going through this. I’m deeply saddened by this loss and as I hear her voice still in guiding me on my way please find comfort in knowing that even in death your mom is breathing life into me on the moments that I feel so weak I can’t go on. She Is still providing strength to me so I may be able to stand strong. The thoughts of her words of encouragement aide in me being able to comfort you. She is a force that is bonded into my life that I will never loose. I’d like to thank you all for being her children and teaching her a few things along the way because I know she shared some of those gifts with me. I love you all more than you could ever know.
    Love Always,
    Chris
    Daughter & Niece

  5. Christina A Dawson :

    With pain in my heart I leave a very deep condolence to Aunt Pam. You are the youngest living daughter of the strongest woman I have ever known. Her strength has passed down to you and you are stronger than you know. I love you and if you need me I’m here for you. This is hard but I look to you and see your mother’s strength. May God continue to bless you and keep you.

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