Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Louis Lorenzo Dixon, 85, of Roswell who passed away June 6, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. Pastor Barbara Norfor, with New Life Church of Roswell and Pastor Rheuben Dixon Sr., with God’s Messenger Christian Faith Center will officiate with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Louis was born in Waco, Texas on Nov. 30, 1927, to Louis Dixon Sr. and Ida Mae Dixon. They have preceded him in death as well as a daughter, Ida Marie Dixon; brothers, Joe, George and James Dixon; Sisters, Betsy William, Lula Dixon; mother-in-law, Luerenzie Singleton and a grandson, Tyrone.
Louis married Mary Singleton on June 21, 1967, in Slaton, Texas. She survives him at the family home.
Louis is survived by children, Alicia and her husband Danny Wiley, Eddie Eugene, Louis Dixon III and his wife Annette, Pastor Rheuben Dixon Sr. and his wife Debra, Joycelyn Dixon; father-in-law, Lonzie Singleton; grandchildren, Rosemary, Shante, Rheulon, E.J. Rheuben Jr. and his wife Shannon, Rheushaun, Kimberly and her husband Diontea, Devaughn, James and Essence; great-grandchildren, Adriana, Ariana, Za’Naya, Chloe, Rheuben III, Devin, Zoey, Renee, Jordan, Azai, Tre Anthony, Kendra, Kayla, Zachary, Zeenah, Keith, Isaiah, Amaya, Kameron and a host of nieces, nephews, other in-laws and friends.
Louis Dixon was baptized in Jesus’ name and received the Holy Ghost at Emmanuel Gospel Church in Carlsbad. He was a faithful member of God’s Messenger Christian Faith Center and was a Sunday school teacher until his eyes grew dim. Then he became a student with a larger printed book. The highlights of Sundays were when he arrived to church to hear the word of God. He loved watching the youth grow up to be adults and he will be greatly missed by all. He was a veteran of the Army. Louis was also a Sheriff. Louis always looked forward to his grandchildren calling him. He was a great problem solver for his grandchildren. He was an excellent cook and loved to cook for family and friends. He did not share his secret recipeof his chestnut pie. He loved serving others.
Pallbearers will be Deacon Danny Mendiola, Joseph Mendiola, Diontea Wright, Ray Green, Allen Singleton, Clarence Cheadle, Curtis Singleton and Louis Dixon III. Honorary pallbearers are Lonzie Singleton, Rheuben Dixon Jr, Rheulon Dixon, Rheushaun Dixon, Edward Ingram, James Dixon, and Devaughn Dixon
Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.