Rocky Mount, NC
Jessie Dixon was born to Joseph Dixon and Anna Speight Dixon on February 12, 1921 in Greene County, NC. On July 10, 2018, the Lord dispatched His Heavenly angels to take him home. He was the last out of twelve siblings.
Jessie received his formal education in the Greene County School System. For over twenty-five years, Jessie worked for the Cokey Road Oil Mill where he later retired. Never one to sit still for long, Jessie assisted his father-in-law in running in his farm. In addition each Saturday, Jessie provided fresh vegetables to his sisters, brothers, and nieces.
Jessie was a good-natured and compassionate person who delighted himself by helping others. He will be remembered for his consistent display of love and concern for his family, neighbors, and others. He will also be remembered as a sharp dresser, or better yet the “Bow Tie” Man. He loved wearing his bow ties, and ensuring he was dressed from head to toe. Everyone will remember him as the well-dressed man even just sitting in his family room at home.
Over 62 years ago, he gave his life to Christ. He was a faithful member and trustee of St. Paul Baptist Church. Most of all, he exemplified the true qualities of a Godly man.
On May 14, 1943, Jessie married William Ann Lucas Dixon, who preceded him death. To this union, one daughter, Sallie Mae Dixon Thomas was born.
Jessie was preceded in death by all eleven of his siblings: including, five brothers, Joseph Dixon,Nathan Dixon, Saul Dixon, Alfred Dixon, Hyman Dixon, and six sisters, Maddie Mercer, Annie Edwards, Cora Mae Hines, Anna Dixon, Josephine Edwards, and Carrie Dixon, and one grandson whom he loved dearly, Ronald Erik Thomas.
Those who leaves to cherish his unforgettable memory: one daughter, Sallie Mae Dixon Thomas (Robert), and one brother-in-law, Elder Booker T. Hines, Sr. of Washington, DC, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Visitation for Mr.Dixon will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, with the Funeral Service following the Visitation, beginning at 11:00 am, on Monday, July 16, 2018 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1151 N. Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount, NC. The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in Northeastern Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.
These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.
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I am shock Mr. Jessie was a great friend to my Grandmother Pauline Lewis and our family. My thoughts and prayers goes out to his family and friend. R.I.H. Mr. Jessie
Submitted by Shameka Lewis-McKinnon on Jul 23 2018 03:47:54 PM
I want to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Jessie Dixon.
The bible tells us we can gain comfort from God, even during times of sorrow. We can pray to our heavenly father for help to cope with the sorrow felt from the death of a loved one.
By prayer and supplication, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6
The bible also promises that God “will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Revelation 21:4) How comforting and reassuring that is! May you find comfort by relying on our heavenly father and learning more about the blessings of God's kingdom.
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Submitted by Keshia Battle on Jul 19 2018 05:13:22 PM
Sallie and the Dixon family, Please know that we, your DOC family have you all in our thoughts & prayers. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dixon, but hearing you talk so much about "Daddy", it was like I really knew him. You are a great loving Daughter & your Daddy surely knew that he was loved. May God bless and comfort you all. Rest in Peace Daddy Dixon. Love, Paulette
Submitted by Paulette Hutchings on Jul 17 2018 07:12:36 PM
You are always in my prayers. Your Dad was your soldier on earth and he is now your angel in heaven forever watching over you.
Submitted by Clarissa Davis on Jul 15 2018 11:07:32 PM
You & family have my sincere sympathy during this difficult time.You loved your father,but God loved him best & called him Home to rest in eternal peace.Mr.Dixon's legacy will be everlasting memories for family & friends to cherish.
Submitted by Michelle A. Giles on Jul 14 2018 03:52:55 PM
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May precious memories sustain you and the family. God bless.
Submitted by Carrie and Larry Davis on Jul 13 2018 09:24:09 PM
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for comfort and peace during this time.
Submitted by Harold and Janice Neal/Nancy Pinkney on Jul 13 2018 08:50:32 PM
Vandale Davis and Calvenia Jenkins. lit a candle for Mr. Jessie Dixon
Vandale Davis and Calvenia Jenkins. lit a candle on Jul 13 2018 06:21:59 PM
Sallie, as you remember your dad at this time of sorrow may you find comfort in your memories. I am thinking of you with love and wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. You are a great daughter, you were a blessing to your father.
Your sister and brother, Vic and Barbara
Submitted by Vic and Barbara DeVeaux on Jul 13 2018 05:35:54 PM
Victor and Barbara lit a candle for Mr. Jessie Dixon
Victor and Barbara lit a candle on Jul 13 2018 05:34:08 PM
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