Mary Priscilla Dickeson
Mary Priscilla Dickeson
  • May 4, 1920 - September 17, 2017
  • Texarkana, Texas

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Mary Dickeson, 97 of Texarkana, TX. passed September 17, 2017 in Cornerstone Retirement Center. Mary worked from 1951 to 1983 at Day and Zimmerman as an ammunition inspector. She was born May 4, 1920 in Fouke, AR. and graduated from Fouke High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Texarkana and a long time volunteer at Wadley Hospital. Mary was also a breast cancer survivor. She enjoyed ceramics and crocheting. One of Mary's greatest gifts was her love for cooking and sewing and her home was always open to anyone in need.

She was married to James Washington Dickeson on November 21, 1942. Mary was 22 and James was 29 and they were married for 55 wonderful years.

She was preceded in death by her husband James W. Dickeson and son Terry Pat Dickeson.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Judy and Jim Allen of Lafayette, LA. Five grandchildren and their spouses. Eric and Karrah Dickeson and Owen and Holly Dickeson all of Texarkana, TX., John Alan Leach of Lafayette, LA., Stephen Leach of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., and Shannon Leach Hamlett, a missionary in the country of China, now residing in Lubbock, TX; six great grandchildren and one sister Era Arnold of Texarkana, AR.

Funeral service will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane with Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under direction of East Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. Wednesday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Moores Lane on behalf of the Chinese mission work of her granddaughter Shannon Leach Hamlett.

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