Joanne Calhoun Dickson

September 5, 1929February 15, 2021

Joanne was born on September 5, 1929, in Cordele, Georgia, the third child of John Edward Calhoun and Marilu Sheffield Calhoun, and passed away on February 15, 2021, in Katy, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jerald Ray (Jerry) Dickson, and her sister Edith Calhoun Anderson.

Joanne is survived by her brother, Earl Calhoun, her daughter Dana Dickson Winbigler and husband Steve, her son John Kelly Dickson and wife Nadine, grandchildren Shannon Dickson Couffer and husband Brent, Cody Ray Dickson and Frederic Oudoul, Shawn Wallace Rakowitz and husband Jonathan, and Cassidy Lawrence Wallace and wife Chelsea.

Her 91 years allowed her the blessings of being able to meet her three great-grandchildren: Joseph Ross (Joey) Rakowitz, Emily Ann Rakowitz, and Chloe Brianna Couffer.

Joanne, also known as “Georgia” – a nickname she received from friends in her early years in Corpus Christi, Texas - met Jerry while attending what was then known as Corpus Christi High. After their children were born, they lived for a short while in Oklahoma City and then moved to Houston, Texas in the mid 1960’s. Houston became their final home where they raised their children.

Joanne retired from Sears in Memorial City after many years in the credit and personnel departments. She made friends with many co-workers there as well as through the Spring Branch American Little League where her son played baseball for several years.

Joanne was her feisty, funny self until the end. She adored her family and was blessed to be able to spend her remaining time in the care of her children.

An intimate graveside service was held on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 11:00 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.


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    Monday, March 1, 2021


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Rusty Roberts

February 28, 2021

Mrs.Dixon & I worked at Sears together for many years. While I worked in automotive, if there was an issue with paper work with job injuries, insurance, vacation, etc. she was always the go to girl. Once l worked with a special ed. student who was worried how a bald coworker had become bald.The new glass buildings were being built&the tuneup tech told him that the fallout from the glare had caused the baldness.So the student marched up to Mrs.Dixons office to inquire about Sears fallout insurance. It riled Mrs.Dixon so much that she called down to auto. to ask who in the heck he'd been talking to. While I write this,I still laugh about it! She was always there to hold my hand. I will always miss her.Condolesents to all.

Dana Dickson Winbigler

February 26, 2021

Mom and I really got to know each other in the past year. Taking care of her was a privilege and a blessing. I’m grateful I was able to do so.

It’s really strange to not have you here, Mom. I keep expecting to hear you call out for something to eat or a new DVD.

Thanks for all the times you were there for me over the years. I love you and miss you.

Yvonne Anderson Edwards

February 24, 2021

Even though Joanne was my aunt, we were only 7 years apart, so we felt more like sisters at times. I'll always remember listening to The Shadow" at night cuddled together in bed. However, it took a long time to forgive her for cutting my bangs so short they stuck straight out! I wish I had been able to visit with her more in recent years. I loved her dearly, Yvonne

Kelly Dickson

February 22, 2021

How man times can you watch the same episodes of Law and Order SVU, Blue Bloods, or Chicago PD?
It doesn't matter. The question is rhetorical...
Each time I asked Mom this question, she replied, "as many as I want to"!
I am gonna miss Mom. I am NOT going to miss these programs blaring on the TV ALL DAY LONG!
Love you, Mom.

Nadine Dickson

February 22, 2021

Georgia and I loved watching murder mysteries together. We tried to figure out “who done it”. Her favorite answer was,”It’s always the spouse.”