MJ Dobson

MJ Dobson
, age 83, of Purvis, Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, peacefully surrounded by his family in Gainesville, Georgia.

MJ was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dobson, son, Harry Dobson, brother HA Dobson, sister Ouida Christensen, sister Janice Nelson Carr, sister Laura Frances Morris, and sister Ray Meinhardt.

He is survived by his daughters Carmen (Michael) Burgamy and Shannon (Greg) Goswick, daughter in law, Carrie Dobson, and his grandchildren Michael and Holly Burgamy, Tyler Burgamy, Matthew Dobson, Brandon Dobson, Taylor (Adam) Jarrard, Bailey and Allie Goswick, and great grandchildren, Addalyn, Blakely, Michael, Noah, and Graham.

MJ was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country for six years.

He loved to fish, listen to gospel music, color and draw, eat watermelon, clown around, and play dominos, but most of all, he loved his family. Anyone who knew him knew how kind and loving he was. He was known as “The Candy Man” at church because everyone always knew they could find peppermints or sweets in his pocket.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, May 26, 2024 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA. Rev. Scott Wilson will be officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the church.  Interment will be held in Citronelle, Alabama. Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

7 thoughts on “MJ Dobson”

  1. God is still faithful in the midst of our grief. I am so sorry. We will be praying for comfort during this sad time. I love you girl and I do know how this feels. Will be in touch.,
    Areta & Greg Morgan

  2. Carmen and Mike, so sorry to hear about MJ, he is now a peace and with Mary and all of his love one’s, we are praying for peace and comfort for all of your family, Nikki and I love you guy’s.

  3. Carmen our prayers are with you and your family. MJ was a very caring and loving man. We love you all.

  4. Carmen, Mike and family
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you for peace and comfort during
    this difficult time.

  5. Carmen, I am so sorry for your loss. MJ was a very loving and kind person. I know it is difficult but he is now at rest. Doug and I are praying for your family. I love you girl and I pray for comfort and strength for the days to come.

  6. Carmen And Mike, my prayers are with you today. I was so blessed to meet your Dad . I remember before I met him, Mike called him dad too . He made me so happy, smiling, and laughing. But he always remembered to look through the woods to check and see if my light was on. He warmed my heart and made me realize that there is good in the world. From his hugs to his kisses he was the best. I’m here for you guys and I will always be here. Thanks for giving me the chance to meet such a wonderful person, it made me realize that there’s still so much good in this world. Love you guys.

  7. Carmen & Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and I’m hoping that in time you’ll have peace and comfort. Thank you for everything you did to make his life more comfortable and happy!!

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