Marie Dixon


Marie Lois Thrower Dixon, age 84, entered her Heavenly home on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Born in Halifax County on May 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Perry Thrower and Nolie Butts Thrower. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ann Walston and sister, Willie Mae Leary.
Marie was a homemaker who dedicated her life for the care and nurturing of her family. She also worked part-time with her husband and family at Dixon Blind and Awning. Full of life and a contagious smile, she enjoyed sharing her faith as she witnessed to the many customers who visited the store. Marie will be truly missed.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 62 years, Ambler Dixon; daughters, Katherine Gardner and husband Elton of Richmond VA and Shelby Poythress and husband Dennis of Knightdale; son-in-law, Wally Walston of Red Oak; and grandchildren, Amber Kizer, Talmadge Gardner, Tucker and Lindsey Walston, Brandon and Dylan Bobbitt.
A service to remember Marie will be held at 3:00pm Friday, July 19, 2013 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held 1:30pm to 2:45pm prior to the service. Burial will be at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunset Baptist Church, 3732 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804 or Friends of Hospice – Nash General, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27804.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting
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Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home - Rocky Mount
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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on July 18, 2013
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