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“Angel i'm so sorry for your loss..I love you and i'm here for you. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Lingard - Erwin, NC

“The family of James & Dorothy Richardson send our condolences to the Dixon family. Praying for your strength. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Richardson - NC

“The family of James & Dorothy Richardson send our condolences to the Dixon family. Praying for your strength. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Richardson - NC

“Angel I am so sorry for your loss. Love you......Angie Barnes ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Angie Barnes - Zebulon, NC

“We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Glenn Alston - Warrenton, NC

“JAMES DIXON AND I SHARED A GRANDSON. WE OFTEN WOULD SEE EACH OTHER AT CHURCH GATHERINGS. HE WAS A KIND-HEARTED GENTLE GIANT OF A MAN, HE ALSO WAS MY...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Emory - Clayton, NC

“To my second family and my coach James Dixon my Prayers are with all of y'all I'm gonna miss you so much James thanks for all the Bass you gave me...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Minister Linda Durant Whitley - NC

“Every time I saw him.He say hey boy..I think everyone was boy..❤ ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Shawn Smith - Clayton, NC

“Will miss his smiling face at GSBC. Rest in peace. My condolences to the family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Belvin High - Garner

“Sorry for u all lost in my prayers ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Dunn Dunn - Pinebluff, NC

“We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Elder Porter

“Sorry for your loss. Will be praying for the family during your hours of bereavement. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Ruby Oneal - Clayton, NC


Mr. James Dixon was born August 31, 1934, in Wilson, North
Carolina to the late Sylvester and Lula Mae Dixon. He departed
this life on Friday, June 25, 2021, at his home in Clayton, NC
surrounded by his family.
Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester
Dixon and Lula Mae Dixon, his late wife Ida Mae Dixon, his
daughter Angela D. Dixon, three sisters Katie Rossen, Barbara
Darden, and Ardelia Sanders, three brothers Alan Dixon,
Sylvester Dixon, and Joseph Dixon. his grandsons Marcus
Lassiter and Terrance Eason Jr.
Mr. James farmed for Mr. Percy Flowers for many years. He
worked as a Custodian at NC State University, for 29 years and
retired on August 30, 1996. He was full of life and always made
you laugh. He always provided for his family and truly
enjoyed seeing his children, grandchildren, great-grand
children. He loved fishing, gardening, grilling out, watching tv,
and dancing.
Mr. James Dixon leaves to cherish his wife Mrs. Maggie Mae
Dixon, of Smithfield, NC; He leaves to cherish 13 daughters;
Fannie Herrera of Selma, Patricia Campbell (Wayne) of
Princeton, Alice Hinton (Roy) of Newton Grove, Patsy Rogers
(Calvin) of Smithfield, Sheila Lassiter (Greca) of Selma,
Gwendolyn Campbell of Raleigh, Ada Holder (Larry) of
Selma, Virginia Currie (Keith) of Four Oaks, Yolanda
McAllister of Raleigh, Venesta Woods of Raleigh, Maryann
Cooley (Keith) of Selma, Juana Ruffin of Smithfield, Angel
Dixon-Benton (Micheal) of Princeton and one son Thurman
Ruffin Jr . of Smithfield, NC. Thirty-seven grandchildren,
Thirty-four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Four sisters: Sarah Smith, Beatrice Thomas, Annie
Pearl Pearson, and Faye Dixon and two brothers: Curtis Lee
Dixon and Larry Dixon. A host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.

Visitation:
Friday, July 02
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Funeral Service:
Saturday, July 03
2:00 PM
Wilson's Mills Baptist Church
652 Swift Creek Road
Smithfield, NC 27577

Interment:
Saturday, July 03
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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