Funeral services for Judy “Mimi” Dixon, 62, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Central Church of Christ under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dixon died at 10:25 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at her home after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was born October 17, 1950 at Kansas City, Missouri to Verlin Leland Payne and Nima Jean York Payne. She graduated from the West Plains High School and studied accounting at Draughan’s Business College. On October 22, 1971, she was married at West Plains, Missouri to Joe Bill Dixon. Mrs. Dixon had worked at the West Plains Daily Quill and for many years at the West Plains Family Clinic and Burton Creek Medical Clinic before retiring to be with her grandchildren. She became a Christian and was baptized at an early age; Mrs. Dixon attended the Brandsville Church of Christ.
In the words of her family, “Judy was one of the most selfless people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. We were so blessed that God gave us such a wonderful example. Things just will not be the same without her in our home and in our church home. She wasn’t a loud person who drew attention to herself, but everyone knew about her through her kindness and love. She was steady and her faith in God and in her family did not wavier. We never heard her say a bad word against anyone. We saw her help people who did not deserve it and we saw her love people who took advantage of her. She always worked at bringing her family together and then would sit and enjoy the show. Even on her last day, we gathered with her and sang, told stories, looked at pictures and laughed. We know she was happy with that. She was a beat in our family that was strong and steady and one that we will continue to hear and feel even though she has gone on. We have all been blessed to know and love her.”
She is survived by her husband, Joe Bill Dixon; two sons, Greg Dixon, wife, Jamie and children, Laura Ruth, Lily Jo and Judge and Chad Dixon, wife, Jessica, and children, Kaylea, Emma and Joby; Kameron Moss, of the family home; one brother, Carl Payne; two sisters, Elaine Payne and Debbie Payne; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and a lifelong friend and cousin, Linda Sue Taylor, as well as many more cousins.
Her parents, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glenn and Ruth Dixon, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Meltaberger Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Meltaberger Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be express at www.robertsondrago.com