Jean P. Dickey

October 17, 1927September 20, 2020

Jean Phillips Dickey, 92, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away on September 20, 2020, at home with her husband of 70 years, DeWayne.

She was born on October 17, 1927, in Paragould, Arkansas. She was the youngest of six children born to Milton and Mae Phillips.

Jean had four children: Paul Dickey of Quitman, Arkansas, Karen Dodson (Greg) of Collierville, Tennessee, Carol Wilson (Vic) of Coldwater, Mississippi, and Mark Dickey (Elizabeth) of Olive Branch, Mississippi.

She leaves 7 grandchildren: Julie Turner (Ty), Jennie Holmes (Jason), Brian Dodson (Mandi), Laurie Chism (Chad), Sarah Sides (Jeff), Shelley Geer (Korey) and Noelle Dickey and 9 great grandchildren: Kaleb, Zachary, Aidan, Emma Grace, Colton, Charlotte, Chloe, Austin and Kase.

Jean was a long-time member of LaBelle Haven Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Besides her devotion to her family, she also worked as a bookkeeper for The Daily News and a realtor with Century 21.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and her grandson, Kory Dickey.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her memory.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 23rd from 1:00 to 2:00 with a service to follow at 2:00pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens (3700 N. Germantown Road Bartlett, TN 38133).



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


  • Committal Service


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Pam Hopper Buckley

September 26, 2020

My Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. I remember as a little girl the entire Dickey family as being kind and loving. RIP Mrs. Dickey!

Julie Turner

September 24, 2020

Granny was smart, hilarious, an incredible cook and the best grandmother we could ever ask for. I never doubted how much she loved us. Most of my best childhood memories include her. She never missed a school or church event, graduation, concert or recital. Making her proud was always one of my main goals - still is. I think I got my love of sending cards from her - she sent them to me all the time. And usually included a book of stamps so I wouldn’t have to buy them before sending her a card back. She loved my two babies well, too. And never let us leave there without jello, her famous mac and cheese or a box of their favorite animal crackers for the road. They loved her too! I am so thankful for the visits with my kids and my grandparents. My husband, Ty, lost his grandparents at a younger age. He was quickly welcomed into my family and loves my grandparents, too.

Thanksgiving and Christmas always included her famous turkey and dressing, fudge and jam cake. She always got me the prettiest sweaters at Christmas and the most ridiculous stuffed animal houseshoes that made everyone laugh. Her most of all. One year we had a rare snow/ice on Christmas, and I was put on a sled with a casserole dish, sent sailing down the big hill and almost went sliding into their front door. Granny thought it was hilarious.

Heaven is sweeter with Granny in it, and I am thankful she is still watching us now. We will love and miss you always, Granny. Thank you for my lifetime of memories. I will thank my God every time I remember you. (Phil 1:3)

Kelsie & Debbie Jones

September 23, 2020

We remember Mrs. Dickey as such a compassionate & caring person. She was a hard worker & cared deeply for her family! May wonderful memories comfort all those who knew her. We know she will be missed by all that knew her.

Laurie Chism

September 21, 2020

When Granny would babysit us when we were little, she would bring out a laundry basket full of toys. We would sit in the sunroom and play with the wooden pull toys or the jack-in-the-boxes or rotary phones or the many other variety of play things she kept in this hamper; however, our favorite thing to do was put on plays for Granny with our cousins. We used to make up the silliest plays that were just seconds long, but we thought we were just the coolest actors in the world. And no matter how hideous our artwork was, it always ended up on her refrigerator. Love you and miss you already, Granny.

Susan Lewis

September 21, 2020

My heart is breaking for all the Dickey family


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