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Marie Dixon

July 20, 1929 — December 9, 2015

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Marie Brooks Dixon

Stapleton, GA  –         Marie Brooks Dixon, 86, entered into her eternal home Wednesday morning,  December 9, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta.  Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00A.M., Saturday, December 12, 2015 with Rev. David Brooks officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera.

One of nine children born to the late Berta Alice Hadden Brooks and the late John Wesley Brooks, Marie was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She married and had two children, working as a seamstress in the garment industry, at the Dairy Queen in Wrens until it closed and then, later in life, as a care giver for Ms. Ruth Adams, who she loved dearly.  She enjoyed traveling, camping, working in her flowers and her vegetable garden. Having an outgoing personality, she loved meeting and talking with people and had a true love and concern for everyone she met. A devout Christian who loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, she faithfully served Him as an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir.  A devoted mother and loving her family unconditionally, Marie was happiest and most content in their presence.  Having made her journey to her Heavenly home, Marie is now reaping her rewards, worshipping Him and singing praises.

Marie was also preceded in death by her son, Tommy Dixon; and all of her siblings, Howard Brooks, George Brooks, Edward Brooks, Edgar Brooks, Homer Brooks, Oliver Brooks, Martha Malaczewski and Katie Lou Denton. Survivors include her daughter, Gail Parrish (Bill) of Augusta, two grandchildren, Melissa Marie Kase (Mike) and Cindy Dixon Bennett (Robert); daughter-in-law, Sherry Dixon; three great grandchildren, Ciara Marie Kase, Joshua Dixon and Zachary Perry; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Mike Adams, Chris Brooks, Greg Brooks, Scott Brooks, Timmy Brooks, Wade Brooks, Walker Lewis and Edward Malaczewski. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, c/o Bobbie Williams, Oak Street, Avera GA 30803.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00P.M. Friday, December 11, 2015.


If You Could See Me Now

If you could see me now,
you wouldn't shed a tear.
Though you may not understand
why I’m no longer there.
Remember my spirit—that is the real me
Because I’m still very much alive,
I’ve just been set free.
Oh! If you could only see!
I’ve beheld our Father’s face and
I’ve touched my Savior’s hand
All of Heaven’s angels rejoiced as
I entered the promised land.
I’ve touched the walls of jasper and
dipped my foot in the Crystal Sea.
The beauty is beyond words and
nothing could compare.
I’ve even seen your mansion and
someday I’ll meet you there.
Let Jesus be your guide because
His Word will show you the way!
So, please don’t cry because we’ll meet again someday.

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