OBITUARY

Dixie Lee Aldrich

January 11, 1937April 21, 2021
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Dixie Lee Aldrich of Jackson, Tennessee went to be home with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after a short illness. She passed away peacefully at age 84 surrounded by her husband and four children who loved her dearly.

Miss Dixie, as she was known to most, was born on January 11, 1937 in Lexington, Tennessee to Anne and David White. Having lost her parents as a child, Dixie developed at an early age a love and appreciation of the importance of family and friends, and her love and kindness to family and friends defined her for the rest of her wonderful life. She met her future husband, Charles, at age 16 while students at Jackson High School (graduating in 1955) and was married at age 17 on June 27, 1954. They started building their family early and had four children over the next eight years. A stay-at-home Mom until her children graduated from high school, she then embarked on a second career as a secretary at Jackson Central Merry High School and worked there for 25 years until retirement. Dixie’s love for the Lord was clearly demonstrated in her service to West Jackson Baptist Church as a member for over 67 years. Over that time, she was deeply involved in children’s ministries as a Kindergarten teacher and Sunday school teacher. Her steadfast devotion to the Lord was also demonstrated to her husband and children through her daily reading of scripture which guided her steps and gave her the wisdom, strength, patience and kindness she displayed each day of her life.

Dixie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and her love for her family knew no bounds. Even as the end of her life approached, her actions still showed that she was more concerned for their well-being than for her own.

Dixie was preceded in death by her father, David and her mother, Anne.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Charles Aldrich, her four sons, Mark Aldrich (Gerry Ann), Michael Aldrich (Gretta), Max Aldrich (Stephanie), Martin Aldrich (Marcia); her grandchildren, Chase Aldrich, Anna Williams (Lawson), Will Aldrich, Elizabeth Grossman (Kayce), Stafford Aldrich and Alex Aldrich (Dylan Dunston); and her great-grandchildren, Payten Dunston and Tucker Dunston.

Arrangements are with George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at West Jackson Baptist Church, 580 Oil Well Road, Jackson, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A service will follow at 1:00 p.m. to honor Dixie’s life and legacy.

In lieu of flowers, please send any contributions or gifts to West Jackson Baptist Church in care of the Children’s Ministry.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • The Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Alison Winston

April 27, 2021

Mrs. Aldrich was always so kind to me at WJBC but especially in the office at JCM comes to mind. So many memories...Mom, Betty Winston really cherished her friendship as both were secretaries together and were ways chatting about work, etc. Our prayers are with Mr. Aldrich and the four boys and extended family in the coming days. I hope she finds my Dad in heaven.

Alison Winston
Betty Winston

Linda Benoist

April 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Such wonderful memories of our family reunions. Dixie was always such a sweet lady and so kind. Will treasure the memories.

Love to you all!

Rosalie, Vivian, Linda, Larry , Benita and Families

Louis Sipes

April 25, 2021

It makes me sad to read that Ms. Dixie is gone. We shall catch up with her later but still hate that she is gone. Many memories of her at church. What a great life she lived ! What a family she raised ! Bye Dixie, see you later !

Mitch Carter

April 24, 2021

Special Friend J C M Secretary
Always So Kind Just A Wonderful Lady
Thanks
Mitch Carter

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