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Dixie L. Rupright

April 12, 1938September 8, 2020
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Dixie Lee Rupright born April 12, 1938 in Sherrard, IL to Albert Clair and Catherine Brown. She was the youngest of 4 children. Dixie moved to San Bernardino, CA where she met the love of her life in 1967 and brought us back to Flint Michigan. Seth Rupright who adopted her two children Teresa and Larry as his own.They have one child together Clair. Dixie worked for the Beecher Schools for over 20 years. She was known to all as Miss Dixie. Dixie had several battles with cancer she was a fighter and won every time. God took her home before the cancer could on September 8, 2020. Dixie Lee is survived by her husband Seth Rupright and her sister-in-law and best friend Delores Rupright, her daughter Teresa (Michael) Bundy, son Larry (Rachel) Rupright, grand children Shane (Tarra), Aaron, Katie, Taylor, Nick, Lily, Travis, Matt, Megan, and Melissa. Great grandchildren Charlotte, Lydeia, Ella, Landon, Lukas, Sonnie and her name sake Dixie. Dixie is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, sister and beloved son Clair Thomas Rupright. Visitation will be at Reigle Funeral Home, W. Pierson Rd, Flushing MI from 11-4 PM Saturday 12th of September, with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made payable to the family.

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    Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Dixie L. Rupright

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Karla Tygard

September 12, 2020

Aunt Dixie, we all loved u so very much ! I'll never forget the day I had my best friend Alisha Blaska drive me to see my Uncle Junior and Aunt Dixie just to pop in and say hi, only problem was by the time I got there I was drunk. So for my best memory of u was with Elvis! I'll never forget how happy u was! Till we meet again! I love u 💘

Stacey Furstenau

September 12, 2020

I was blessed to be able to meet your family in a time of transition when you needed me most as your home care nurse... yet felt like family.
Your spirit and love for life was inspirational. The smiles I would get when I came for my visits will always be cherished.
You had so much grit and fire for yourself and your family. They were your world. I see so much of you in the legacy you leave behind. It has been an absolute honor being able to know you and your family.

Karol Thomas-Sivula

September 11, 2020

How do you put a life time of love in 2000 characters. Ya can't,
My heart hurts, you were always special to us, for all the years I can remember. We have had many laughs Aunt Dixie. You certainly cracked us up many times.
It always made us happy to bring you T-Shirts from our travels,because we know how you loved your T-Shirts. Tee Hee!!
You were and always will be loved and missed, you were a Trooper!!! We all are lucky to have been Blessed with you and each other. Just wish I could have given you one last Hug and Kiss.
With all my Love to my Uncle Junior my other Father, that I've always admired and adored.
And Much Love to you Teresa, Larry and Clair Bear.
Words cannot express how sorry Arvid and I are for losing your wife, Uncle June, and your Mom, Teresa and Larry.

GOD BLESS Aunt Dixie.....
Till we laugh again!! XO

Holly Drinkwine

September 10, 2020

Well there no words that I can say to make it better there just not . My heart hurts for her kids and husband . Which is my uncle and the rest of the famliy But one thing I can say about my aunt dixie she was funny sweet. Good person awsome luch lady She love her nail polish lol and her bingo but I had my bridal shower and I told all my friends and family that when my aunt Dixie comes she has the best luck ever watch her win all the prizes well guess what she did Every game that we played she won then I open my gifts and she bought me a cute lingerie. I was just like omg aunt dixie 🤣🤣🤣 go girl .. But my heart is heavy I didnt get to goodbye to you. You was just at my house 2 months now u are gone . Love u alway in 4 ever never forgotten love your nieace 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

Mary Dodge

September 10, 2020

SO SORRY , SHE WAS SUCH A SWEETHEART, SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISS.

Thomas Brown

September 10, 2020

I am so sorry I did not get to say good by. Dixie was my little sister that liked to win. I know she was a great mother. Her children always came first. I am sure Mom and Dad were there to meet her and tell what a wonderful job she has done. Will miss you, but I know we will all be together again. Until then all we have is memory's from when we were young, Better known as the good old days. Love your brother Thomas L. Brown

Lisa Hampton

September 10, 2020

So sorry to hear this. I remember some of them card games with Aud and Bernie too, my beloved grandparents. Always remembered hearing "Dixie Do and Toots too!! Thanks so much for the fond memories. I' m sure you are playing Euchre in Heaven now. Prayers for Uncle Seth and rest of family.

Marty and Russ Rupright

September 9, 2020

Our sweet Dixie Do we will truly miss her, and how she loved her Tigers,soaps and Euchre, we had so much fun when her and Jr came to our house for a vacation, she loved fishing and going on the pontoon. She also loved to eat the fish we caught,rest in heaven sweet Dixie you fought a great battle you are one strong lady, you will always be in our memories Love you always Rusty and Marty

Vern~N~Cindy Rupright

September 9, 2020

We will miss you sweet Aunt Dixie!!
Will never forget playing your favorite game of EUCHRE!
Slap the pull chain on the overhead light to pass 😁 or you telling The Vern to stop talking and play damn it!!
You were a grin!!
We LOVE you!!
Your nephew Vern & wife Cindy
xoxoxo

Delores Rupright

September 9, 2020

I have no words to express my deep sorrow. She was not only my sister-in-law but my dear friend, so many memories over the years.
She battled 3 cancers and a stroke, but she kept right on fighting, she never gave up. My heart hurts for my brother Seth and for Teresa, Larry and the grandkids. I pray that Jesus will give them comfort and peace. I will miss you old friend, and I hope you will see your beloved Clair. My brother lost his best friend , they were married for 52 years. All my love to you Dixie and the loved ones you left behind. Til we meet again, Toots.

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