Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


Denise Marie Dixon

September 23, 1952September 17, 2019

Denise Marie Dixon, age 66, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 while on a cruise to Bermuda.

She was born on September 23, 1952 in Washington, DC the daughter of the late Walter and Shirley (Olds) VanParys. She retired as office manager for the Homeowners Discount Plumbing and was a member of the New Life Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Dixon; two daughters, Jennifer M. Hearn of Stafford, VA and Jaclyn M. Baird (Lenny) of Stafford, VA; two grandchildren, Shelby and Dylan; one brother, John VanParys of Woodbridge, VA; five sisters, Jeanine Davis of Dumfries, VA, Susan Booth of Stafford, VA, Andrea Booth of Fauquier, VA, Michelle VanParys-Sloan of Charleston, SC, Mary VanParys of Woodbridge, VA.

Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday. October 1, 2019 at 11:00am at New Life Community Church, 1449 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to New Life Community Church, 1449 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554 in her honor.

Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford in handling the arrangements


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Denise Marie Dixon

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Tanya Stephens

September 30, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of her passing! Our Lord has gained an angel! She has touched so many people in her life! She was always there when I didn’t know I needed her and telling me in her loving way to keep going ! Then she would journey with me no matter what the situation! She loved me unconditionally and without hesitation!! I will miss her!! My thoughts and prayers to Shelby, Bob and the rest of her family.. I know you all were so close and she loved you all with all she had!!

Walter Clemons

September 29, 2019

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Denise was my friend and companion as well as my business manager and advisor for over 30 years. (Our entire relationship encompassed a period of about 40 years.) I witnessed a devoted mother who was determined to succeed no matter what the circumstances. Failure was never an option. She applied this to all aspects of her life. (Walt)
Walt would occasionally ask Denise to take me somewhere to pick up a car or do some other errand. I would apologize for interrupting her work, but she said she enjoyed being out of the office. So we had fun. And before I knew Walt, she would sometimes tell me how to handle my own simple plumbing needs and save me the cost of a visit. (Merrily)
There was a period of time when Denise was in the hospital and Karen Smith, the assistant office manager, and I tried to use the computer system to enter customers’ credit card payments into the business account. We gave it our best effort but finally had to call Denise. From her hospital bed she walked us step-by-step through the complicated procedure. We were so relieved to have her help, and it allowed the bills to be paid. (Karen and I had thought that we were reasonably intelligent people until we tried to do Denise’s work.) (Merrily)
Denise will be dearly missed. We send our condolences to Bob and her family.
Walter Clemons & Merrily Preston

Theresa Betancourt

September 23, 2019

Denise was a very loving person, just like all of the sisters. She will be missed and she will never be forgotten. I will ensure that London knows and remembers what a sweet and loving Great Aunt she had. GOD bless you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Betancourt Family.

Doris Benton

September 23, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Denise's passing. We went back many years. My heart goes out to her family and to Bob. She will be missed.

Loretta Murray

September 21, 2019

Friends since very young, so many great times and catch up at Ozzy's for breakfast when she came to Middlefield for fair meetings. Will miss her dearly!

Eila Bell

September 21, 2019

I know Denise will be missed by all.
MIDDLEFIELD FAIR will not be the same with out her.

Thank you for being a friend.

Irene Frazier

September 20, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for your family! Hugs Andrea!

Jason McCoy

September 20, 2019

Sorry for the loss of a dear loved one. I hope your family stays close and strong during this time.

Vonda Licalzi

September 20, 2019

I have known Denise for 50 years as we went to high school together. We spent a wonderful week together in Williamsburg this past summer. She was very loved and will be missed. Being blessed with Patty in heaven.

Coley West

September 19, 2019

Sorry for your loss, my dear friend from the past.