In Memory

Dawn L. Combs (White-Jackson) VIEW PROFILE

Dawn L. Combs (White-Jackson)

Karisa "Dawn" Combs
Dawn passed from this life July 5th, 2015 after an brave, graceful, and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Muskogee, OK on October 17th 1964 to Karisa Carlton (Latham) and the late Bill Combs. Dawn graduated from Nathan Hale High School. She later went on to own her own office supply company and subsequently worked at Mid-Contient Insurance Group of Tulsa.
Dawn loved music and passed that love on to her children. She loved taking her kids to concerts or just driving around listening to music, windows down, music blaring and singing at the top of their lungs. One of her favorite things was to watch her son Zac, play guitar. Her other joys in life were finding a great purse or an amazing pair of shoes.
She is surived by her parents and amazing caregivers Karisa and Richard Carlton, whom she lovingly referred to as "Chard". "Sista" Krista Scheulen (Jamie Curtis). Children Katie (Mat), and son Zac White. Grandchildren Isabella and Ace, nieces Callie Scheulen, Carley Curtis and nephew Cole Scheulen, Aunt Jamie (Bill) Stephens, cousins Craig Bivins, Britny Sutulovich and Jana Elsik. Long time friends Sherrill McClure, Jill Taylor, Bill Matthewson and Ernie Yell. In addition, she is survived by her four-legged lap buddy, Annie.
She is preceded in death and now surrounded her many loved ones. Her daughter Tori, father Bill, brother Billy, nephew Brittain, grandparents Mary Gay and Harold Latham, Mattie Lou and Dewey Combs, Opal and Chester Carlton and good friend Brett Patterson.
Her children would tell you that the greatest gifts she gave them were the gifts of compassion, strength, and generosity. Even after she became sick, her greatest attributes did not waiver, still compassionate, helping others within the cancer community with loving words and prayer, still generous, still strong.
Although we will miss our Dawn more than words can express, we find solace in the fact that she is finally at peace, pain free and with her beloved Tori again. Having raised her other two children to be great adults, it is now Tori's turn to have her Mommy back, for 10 years was long not long enough, Tori now has eternity.
We can picture her now eating lemon ice with Grandad, making biscuits with Monu, cradling Brittain and Billy, helping Grandma tend her garden, rocking out with Brett, and giving a kiss to Tori from all of us.
Special thanks to Dr. Steven Buck and his wonderful staff at the Cancer Institute of Tulsa and Danya Winters, Steven Carter, Sarah Bloom, and Ken Bachelor with Grace Hospice, all of whom provided such wonderful care and support during Dawn's illness.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dawn's name to a charity of your choice or to the American Cancer Society. May a cure be found.

-Poem of Life-
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward.
And find everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.


go to bottom 
  Post Comment

07/08/15 06:34 AM #1    

Robert John Heidman

RIP Dawn.  I fondly remember how we used to arm wrestle in the 6th grade and you were very strong.  Your dad was very involved in coaching and would allow you to have parties at your house.  I wish you peace and am so sorry to hear of your passing.........Bob

12/11/21 02:40 PM #2    

David Richard Laney

Dawn, was great always had a smile that could light up the room...

go to top 
  Post Comment


Click here to see Dawn L.'s last Profile entry.