My husband (Henry Laird) & I graduated from Council Manhattan in 1973 with Dixie. Our paths crossed again in the mid 90's when we joined St. Matthews UMC in Madison, MS. Also became friends with Allen when I joined the chancel choir. Dixie & Allen left St. Matthews a few years ago, but we would see them from time to time at weddings & other events. Dixie was very smart, very talented & a very sweet person. We will miss her dearly! We hope the love of family & friends will be of comfort to Dixie's parents & Allen.