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McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel

6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Dorothy Rebecca Dixon

April 9, 1936July 29, 2019
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Her name was Dorothy Rebecca Jones, she was born April 9, 1936 in Richmond, Virginia to Matthew and Rebecca Jones. They migrated to Newark, New Jersey during her teenage years, she began to work immediately to help the family. On June 30, 1957 she met and married Cole Blease Dixon and through their union they had eight children. Dorothy was a stay at home mom with a very creative and entrepreneur spirit. Cole Dixon died in October 1971 and she was left to raise 8 children alone. Dorothy was a great mom, not only to her children but to the neighborhood children as well. She was an active mom that took pride in her community and the children in it. Dorothy was an active member of the Marcus Garvey Mothers Club and title one program. She made sure that the community school had the best opportunities for each child. The Marcus Garvey Mothers hosted many fund raisers so those that attended the school had better facilities and all the educational tools needed. Dorothy was determined to make it on her own as she invested as much as she could into her children. The Dixon clan was known for always having a hustle whether it was selling hot dogs from their hot dog truck or selling snow cones on a hot summer day. Dorothy was a very serious women, she did not play but was the sweetest most soft spoken woman you'll ever meet. Dorothy knew God as her Lord and Savior from a small child to her last days. Although she is not physically with us, her love and spirit will live through each one of us forever more.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Cole B. Dixon; 3 children, Doris Ann Jones, McCalvin Dixon and Luetta Dixon; and a sister, Carolyn Bennett.

Survivors include her children, Sheila Wilbert, Randy L. Jones and his wife, Denise, Gale Parramore and her husband, Rheuben, Dale "Becky" Dixon, Cynthia Dixon and Cole B. Dixon and his wife, Sharon; 23 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

A celebration of life for Dorothy is planned for 12:00 PM Friday, August 9, 2019 at McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcewenderitachapel.com for the Dixon family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 9, 2019

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Jenise Grice-Reedus

August 7, 2019

Dear Dixon Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences to you all on the transition of your wonderful Mom, Miss Dot💗 We can never forget her role in our community and The Marcus Garvey Mothers Club in uplifting our children, thank you Ma’am!☺️ She’ll always be remembered as a lovely woman who always had her children, and everyone else’s children, at heart, thank you for sharing her. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all, amen ❤️ Jenise Grice-Reedus and Family

Ebony Dixon

August 6, 2019

Hey Dorothy,

I’m missing you like crazy and I’m trying to hold back tears but it hurts to know you won’t be here physically but I feel you all around me especially when I’m go down to clean out the closet I can hear you now “Ebony all this paper in here needs to be thrown out” I just put it in the basement until you leave lol. So with that being said I will always throw out all the clutter and have a fresh start thank you for being not only my grandmother but being my best friend my walking diary and my go to. I love you beyond words and I will miss you my dear(your voice) Tell my mommy I love her as well~ Tootalu

Tosha Holland

August 6, 2019

She was such a beautiful person inside and out I'm glad I did get a chance to know her and spend time with her she will truly be missed

Tatiana Salgado

August 6, 2019

Aunt Dot, I miss you much and wish I had more time to spend with you and my grandmother. I vow to you, grandma, and the host of family we have lost to always keep in touch in any way possible. I want you to know that I love you and I am thinking of you always. I'm praying for solidarity in the family and that your legacy continues through us! Love you always, Titi

Princess Able

August 6, 2019

Lisa Reddick

August 5, 2019

On behalf of the Reddick family I send love and prayers. Cole B whether you know it or not you and your mom played a big role in my growth as a child. For some reason the Dixon, Bennet and Porter families stick out to me even though I was really young.

SheilaSheilamcm.r McMillan

August 5, 2019

Fondest memories of my elementary days at Marcus Garvey and Mrs Dixon being apart of them...Loving, Nurturing, Kind, Soft spoken woman with the most Beautiful smile...May You Rest in Paradise❤

Jacquetta Bowman

August 5, 2019

Ms.Dixson im going to miss you so much.You were always so kind to me even when i wasn't kind to myself. Rest in power. You will always have a special place in my heart. Love you always.

LaVerne Clark

August 4, 2019

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