Dawn Renee Cousar Nelson was born in 1959, in New Rochelle, NY and moved to Hempstead, NY in 1963. She attended the Hempstead Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Upon graduation, she attended Adelphi University where she obtained her nursing license. Dawn worked as an LPN in various medical facilities for many years. At the time of her death, she was receiving hospice care from Good Shepherd Hospice. She was estranged from her husband, Perry Nelson. She leaves her mother, Edwina Cousar; a daughter, Tiffany Cousar; two brothers, Darrell (LaDonna) Cousar and Dwayne Cousar; a sister, Daphne Cousar; one nephew, Elisha Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Dawn was preceded in death by her father, David Cousar, Sr. and her brother, David Cousar, Jr. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
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