Dawn Barwick • August 26, 2021

Dawn Barwick, 55, went home to Jesus on August 26, 2021 surrounded by her husband and two sons.
Dawn was born on March 1, 1966 in Tallahassee, Florida to Dale Boyer Sr. and Sarah Burleson Bingham. She attended Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive Highschool and graduated as an honor grad in 1984. Dawn enjoyed spending her time with family, vacationing and yearly girls trips with her mother and sister. If she was not telling stories about her nursing career she was talking about her family.
In 1985 she moved to Pensacola, FL which is when she met her beloved husband of 30 years. They married in 1991. Dawn became a nurse in 1993 and spent her entire nursing career as an ICU nurse at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. In 2009, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After nursing for 20 years MS forced her to step back and be the person needing help instead of the person giving the help. This was not easy for her because she absolutely loved what she did. She was always a nurturer and wanted to help anyone in any way she could.
Dawn is survived by her husband, Joe Barwick; her children, Zachary (Shelby) and Logan (Sarah); her mother, Sarah (Ted) Bingham; her sister, Tracy (Brett) McAvoy and brother, Dale (Ginger) Boyer; nieces and nephew, Brandi Atkins, Sarah Beth McAvoy, and Emory McAvoy. She is also survived by her granddaughter and light of her life, Emma Faye Barwick. She is preceded in death by her father Dale Boyer Sr., maternal grandmother, Dora Will Burleson “Pudgy”, and her paternal grandmother, Virginia Boyer.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM with a celebration of life to follow at 10:00AM at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.
The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):


The password for viewing this webcast has been set to: 21216

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org.

  1. Darrell & Sonya Roth says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are so sorry. Praying for your comfort and that God will make his presence known to this family during this difficult time.

  2. Tena Moore says:

    Praying peace for all. Safe travels for Tracy and Mrs. Sarah and families.

  3. Lillian Andrews-Booker says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to my beloved classmate (1984, WWCHS) Dawn family.

  4. Corice Boyer says:

    The New England Boyer’s send all our love, hugs and prayers.

  5. Marcia Kirkland says:

    Prayers for you all during this time. Praying for family that will be travelling.

  6. Patty Belliveau says:

    Fly high with our Lord now Dawn, you are loved and will be deeply missed here on earth but we will meet again in eternal life so it’s not goodbye its see you soon. God Bless

  7. Holly Seay says:

    Praying for the family and friends. She was a good friend to me and was a loving and caring nurse. I will miss my dear friend but she is pain free! God has a very special place in heaven for her!

  8. Kathy & Don Davis says:

    Sending hugs and prayers for all the family. May God wrap his loving arms around you all, and give comfort and peace that only HE can give. We love you all! Kathy & Don Davis.

  9. Allene Moon says:

    Praying for her family!

  10. Cheryl Martin says:

    Joe, Zachary and Logan,
    Prayers for comfort and peace for all of you during this difficult time. Dawn spent many years living life while dealing with anything and everything that MS threw at her. She did so with so much grace. She never gave up and never became bitter through it all.

  11. Donna and Randy Walden says:

    So sorry to read this.. prayers for the family

  12. Marilyn Simpson says:

    Sending my condolences to my sweet classmate Dawn’s Family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. She will be greatly missed.

  13. Mary Daniels says:

    Sincere condolences to my beloved classmate Dawn’s family. Continued prayers and strength to this beautiful family, may God continue to keep you and cherish all the beautiful memories.

  14. Carol Barwick says:

    Rest peacefully my beautiful daughter. First my daughter-in-law then my daughter. You faced so many challenges in life with courage and grace. You were a hero. It was a privilege to be your other mother. We shared so many “secrets”. You said we could blackmail each other so we kept quiet. I will miss you and love you always. Mom

  15. nina Johnson says:

    Joe our deepest sympathy from all the staff
    at m & w electric motors, inc…

  16. Jay Naffe says:

    Joe, your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn was a an inspiration to my own career path.

  17. lisa dehaes says:

    Prayers and love to Dawn’s family she was an amazing friend and nurse Fly high in love!

  18. Debbie & Tommy Miller says:

    Please know that all of you are in our thoughts & prayers!

    Debbie & Tommy

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