KINSTON - Mozella Suggs Dixon was born on January 4, 1938, in Greene County, North Carolina to the late Moses and Lila Mae Suggs. She transitioned to that mansion not made with hands on April 29, 2013. She was known for her laughter, her love of people and the joyful song that was always on her lips. She attended Greene County public school, and furthered her education at Lenoir Community College where she received an associate degree in Food Service Management. She was employed by the Lenoir County School System as a cafeteria manager until her retirement in 1998. Mozella was united in holy matrimony with Johnnie Ervin Dixon on November 18, 1957, in Kinston, N.C. Their union was blessed with two wonderful children. She attended Shady grove FWB Church of Snow Hill, N.C. She began singing in the church at the age of 11 with the group Gospelettes, and occasionally with the Willing Hearts. Her love for music continued as she served as a member of the church choir for over 49 years. She was ordained as a Mother of the church on August 7, 2011. She was active in her community. She visited the sick, gave from her heart, and brought a smile to everyone she met. She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of St. Martha's Chapter #14 OES; as well as member and Past Most Ancient Matron of Gore Marianna #16 Heroines of Jericho. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Johnnie Ervin Dixon of the home; two children, Mitchell Ervin Dixon Sr. (Michelle) of Wilson, N.C. and Myra Dixon Poole (Willis) of Kinston, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Michelle Chatman (Kenneth) and Mitchell Ervin Dixon Jr. (Shayla) all of Wilson, N.C., Willis Poole III and Alicia Poole of Kinston, Riccardo King and Omar Morgan of Baltimore, Md. Nekita Boston (Demestrius) of Fountain, N.C. and Kimberly Joyner (Kevin) of Greenville, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Alexus Dison, Taliyah Dixon, Jamaya Dixon, McKayla Chatman, and Jaylen Joyner; one sister, Verna Mae Hooker of Snow Hill, N.C.; two brothers, Walter Suggs Sr. (Essie) of Kinston, N.C. and Moses Suggs Jr. (Lucy) of Snow Hill, N.C. She leaves an extended family of in-laws as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Annie, Oretha, Mattie, Verda, Paul, and Oble Jean. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday May 3, 2013, at the United American FWB Tabernacle 1011 Dr. J.E. Reddick Circle with Apostle Douglas Kornegay officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, with a wake from 7-8 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may be sent at millsfh.com/ Mills Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from May 1 to May 5, 2013