February 16, 1956 – March 7, 2018
LeVern "Vern" Dickson, 62, returned into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. His firm belief in God and devotion to his family supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace in his time of transition.
Vern was born on February 16, 1956 in Olanta, South Carolina to Dora Dickson and Isom Dickson and grew up in Lake City, South Carolina. He served 11 years in the United States Air Force and graduated from the University of DC with his Bachelors in Business Administration. He went onto continue his education at the University of Phoenix, obtaining his MBA. Vern finalized his profession as a Government Senior Program Analyst within the General Services Agency.
Vern was a devoted husband, son, father, brother, and friend. Alongside of being heavily involved with this family, one of his greatest contributions to his community was being an avid Narcotics Alcoholics Anonymous (NAA) Sponsor. Vern's journey to becoming a NAA Sponsor was a true testimony to his tenacity to overcome addiction and attest to his relationship with his Lord and Savior; confirming his belief in the Serenity Prayer. He was a member of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland. In his leisure time, he thoroughly enjoyed going to the movies and taking a chance on winning at the casinos.
LeVern is survived by his wife of 22 years, Della Dickson; mother, Dora Dickson; children LeVern Dickson, Jr., NaKindra Callahan (Bradford Callahan), and Reginald Graham; grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Dickson) King; and brother, Jerome Simmons (Lucine Simmons). He was preceded in death by his father, Ison Dickson, and brother, Cal Simmons. LeVern also left behind his beloved NAA support group, his esteemed co-workers, and his church members.
He will be intensely missed by those who knew him, liked him, but most importantly loved him.
- Gathering Saturday, March 17, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Fort Lincoln Funeral Home Staff
March 16, 2018
The Staff of Fort Lincoln Funeral Home wishes to express to you, your family and friends, our sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Please know those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart. (Mary Ramish)