OBITUARY

Joanne Dixon Clark

October 10, 1930February 11, 2021
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Joanne Dixon Clark, beloved wife of Mitchell Clark, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2021. She was born October 10, 1930 to the late Audrey Stigall Dixon and Thomas Edison Dixon in Reidsville, NC.

Joanne met her husband of 66 years, Mitchell Gaston Clark, at Appalachian State University where they both graduated with teaching degrees.

She taught school in Concord, NC and in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg school system for five years. Joanne was a member of Mouzon United Methodist Church for over 60 years where she volunteered with the women’s organization, United Methodist Women Crittenton Home. For over 30 years, she was active at the Emma Anderson Community Chapel in Topsail Island, NC. She was also active in the Charlotte Junior Women’s Club and Charity League, where she still was a retired member.

Joanne enjoyed needlepoint and sewing. She knit 40 prayer shawls for friends. She had said that she was wealthy in terms of the many friends that they had in Charlotte and Topsail Island. Joanne and Mitch hosted the best ever happy hours. Their front porch in Topsail was the premium location for the gathering of friends to enjoy fellowship and laughter.

She stayed close with her siblings throughout the years, as well as nieces. She had friends all over the East Coast. Her refrigerator was filled with pictures of families and children whose lives she and Mitch had touched over the years. Joanne always loved to find a bargain. Truly a Dixon trait. At many family gatherings, the first talk was of the best deal that one was able to find. She learned from their mother how to squeeze a dollar out of a dime; and from their father, the true meaning of selflessly helping others. She talked of the time that she would always be set down on the basement steps in the 1940 version of a time out. She truly had the pick of the litter when she married Mitch.

Joanne enjoyed Sam, the neighbor’s dog, whom she and Mitch would babysit. Her house was always neat as a pin and no clutter. That bed was always made and perfect.

She is preceded in death by twins that were lost at birth; son, Rick Clark; and sister, Carolyn Johnson.

Joanne is survived by her son, Thomas (Tommy) Mitchell Clark and wife Shelly; sisters, Rebecca Hatcher and husband Pete and Nancy Hoffman and husband John; brother, Thomas Dixon and wife Myrbie; grandchildren: Krista Clark, Ryan Clark and wife Sara, and Devin Clark; great-grandson, Eli Ryan Clark; and sister-in-law, Bernice Clark.

There will be a visitation observing current health guidelines on Tuesday, February 16th from 10:00 to 10:45 am at McEwen Funeral Home at Myers Park, with services following at 11:00 am.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Kaye McMullen

February 15, 2021

Joanne was a good neighbor when we all lived in Montclaire. She was very crafty and often helped me out with my sewing. At this time I was a newly wed so I could use all the help I could get and having her next door was a plus. She was quick witted, happy, and sympathetic. We had some really good times together. When we all moved to different areas of the city, we kept up with each other. I would see her in November to pick up pecans the church was selling. She was always interested in what was going on with my family. She will be missed. Blessings to Mitch and Tommy and his family. Kaye McMullen

Lisa Isenhour

February 12, 2021

To Mitch, Tommy and the whole family,
I’ve been trying to get an update on how Mitch and JoAnn were doing for the last 6 months with no success. Today, Dad called Bill Bruce and was given the sad news. Our deepest condolences go out to each of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 💔
Lisa Isenhour, Steve Young and Rev Olin Isenhour

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