Verna Rose Cavender Dixon

Verna Rose Cavender Dixon, 60, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning, August 12, 2019, at her residence, following an extended illness. 

Born March 2, 1959 in Charleston, WV, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Cavender and Eleanor Hatfield Waldron. She moved with her family to Blackshear as a teenager and resided here for most of her life. She was a graduate of Waycross High School and has been the longtime owner of Verna’s Cleaning Service, cleaning many new construction projects and business offices over the years.  She was a member of Word of Life Church of God of Prophecy in Blackshear.

Survivors include her two children, Michelle Westberry (husband J.R.) and Michael Strickland (Cindy Webster), both of Blackshear; three grandchildren, Satilla Westberry, Annagail Westberry and Landon Strickland, all of Blackshear and several other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, from the Word of Life Church of God of Prophecy, 720 Azalea Street, Blackshear. 

Interment will follow in the Waters Cemetery.

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Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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