Lawrenna Jean Freeman Dixon, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday evening, January 7, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.
Born in Waycross, May 26, 1939, she had lived in Jacksonville, FL for many years before moving to Blackshear in 2003. She ran a school bus route for Dehart Busing Company for several years while in Jacksonville. She had many loves – her late husband, her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren – and so enjoyed her time with them. She was a devoted member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church and dearly loved her church family. She was also a former member of New Berlin Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Over the years, trips to the mountains with family, going to gospel sings, and cooking for family and friends brought her so much joy. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.
She was a daughter of the late Eugene Tyler and Lottie Mizell Freeman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Melvin Dixon; a granddaughter, Rachel Traxler and a sister, Mary Lillian Stubbing.
Survivors include three daughters, Tina Dixon, Blackshear and Toni Weber and Tonda (Daniel) Kelley, all of Jacksonville; a son, Joel (Amy) Dixon, Blackshear; two sisters, Martha Deen, Waycross and Frances (Estes) Altman, Jasper, FL; a brother, Danny (Faye) Freeman, Waycross; a brother-in-law, Hank Stubbing, Waycross; eight grandchildren, Danielle (Curt) Henderson, Tara Watson, Tiffany (Brandon) Shinn, Julian Kelley, Jacquelyn Kelly, Chelsea (Garrett) Wilson, Justin Dixon and Halle Dixon; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Per her request, a private family burial will be held at the Enon Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 and the effect it has had on this family, social distancing and the wearing of facemasks is mandatory to all family members in attendance.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.