Gordon (Gordie/Flash) Hayward Dodson, Jr
  • 41 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 13, 1968
  • Place of birth:
    District of Columbia, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 1, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Clayton, North Carolina, United States
Let the memory of Gordon (Gordie/Flash) be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gordon (Gordie/Flash) Dodson, Jr, 41, born on November 13, 1968 and passed away on July 1, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barbara Rice on 13th November 2017

"My darling baby boy, Gordon. Today you turn 48 in our earth years. I wonder if you are still 41 in Heaven or have you continued to age or have you gone back to the age of 16 when you were so severely injured. The stinking devil tried to take your life that Feb. 9 1985 but God had his hand on you and gave me 25 additional years with you. Of course, to my way of thinking it was not enough, it would never have been enough...yet I was so grateful that the devil did not win. I know you're in Heaven now and have no more pain, no more wants. You are free and I so look forward to the day when we will be together again, forever. I've always loved you unconditionally. You are my baby, my child and a child of God. You are deeply missed, you had an important part to play in this world Gordie. Your mom will see you soon, as God ordains. Once again, always remember I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU."

This tribute was added by Barbara Rice on 13th November 2015

"Happy Birthday my sweet child. I miss you more every day and so look forward to seeing you in Heaven when God ordains -- and living with you forever. You are loved, missed and thought about, always. Myself and others bring your name into our conversations every day. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by BArbara Rice on 7th October 2014

"At the age of 16 my son was severly injured a hit-and-run incident, as a pedestrian - in Maryland, the victim of a drunk driver. While Gordie had ongoing health issues, including the loss of the entire right side of his head including inner and outer right ear (deforming him), he persevered.

He had a sweet countenance, pleasant disposition (most of the time) and would help anyone in any way that he could. He died 25 years to the day that we moved to North Carolina. By rights with all of his injuries, he should have passed away on February 9, 1985 as a result of that hit-and-run. Gordie passed away on July 1, 2010 and was 41 years of age.  

The cause of death was complications associated with a seizure disorder. Seizures began generating 10 years into his recovery because his pituitary gland was damaged within the boundaries of the hit-and-run. He had little to no hormones and this wasn't discovered until 10 years in. The hormone replacement therapy (due to the pituitary) eventually caused him to require hip replacements.

Gordie received his GED and was attending a community college here in North Carolina and had big plans for the future. His death was definitely sudden and unexpected; we miss him terribly. I was always proud of him and to be his mother, no matter what. He worked through the disabilities and had some great accomplishments. Even the day before his passing, he was happy and was looking forward to the next day, as usual. I sure do miss him!"

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