Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Dixon

Published 3:29 am Thursday, July 8, 2010

By Staff
Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Dixon, age 94, died Thursday, July 5, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Ruth, at 102 Newport Ln., Chocowinity, NC 27817.
Mrs. Dixon was born in Scranton, PA on October 15, 1915 to the late Thomas Edward and Martha Rose (Byler) Meadows.
She was a member of Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Jacksonville, NC and attended Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Washington, NC. She and her late husband, Bernard, were active in the Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Maysville, NC. She was a Sacristan and Bernard was the groundskeeper and custodian. They often greeted and fed visiting Priests and Seminarians.
She was devoted to her faith, her family and was active in her church and community. She never knew a stranger and always thought the best of others. She was a very humble person and the inspiration to family and acquaintances. She will be sorely missed.
On June 24, 1935, she married Bernard Van Dixon who preceded her in death on April 15, 1984.
She is survived by her two sons; Leo (Jacksonville, NC), James (Jacksonville, FL); six daughters, Bernadette Muratore (Ocala and Dunnellon, FL), Ruth Cauvin (Chocowinity, NC), Amelia Cornn (Canton, GA), Helen Johnson (Fredericksburg, VA), Connie Maides (Maysville, NC) and Linda Deckard (Bloomington, IN); 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, (Floyd) and (Joseph), grandson, (George Deckard), granddaughter ( Melissa Johnson) and a great-great grandson, (Luke Cobb).
The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville, NC.
There will be a Funeral Mass to celebrate her life on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Jacksonville, NC. Interment will follow in the New Bern National Cemetery. A Mass will be offered at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Infant of Prague Catholic Church, 205 Chaney Avenue, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
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