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Katherine Dixon Obituary
KATHERINE 'KAY' DIXON ROCKFORD - Katherine "Kay" Dixon, of Rockford departed this earthly life Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Amberwood Care Center. She was born May 6, 1925, in Seals, Alabama; the daughter of Johnnie Watkins. Katherine lived in Rockford since 1942, coming from Seals. She married Rev. Clifford Dixon June 23, 1942, he preceded her in death. She was a self-employed Cosmetologist at Katherine's Home Beauty Salon, and several local salons after closing her home shop and organized Rockford Hair Designers. Member of the National Beauty Culture. She was a member of Allied Cosmetologist Group at the state and local level. Katherine was a faithful member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, formerly serving on the Usher Board, member of the Circle of Esther, Senior Saints and willing to serve at anytime. She graduated from schools in Alabama. Katherine leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Deborah Pearson; daughter- in-law, Mary Dixon; 5 grandchildren, Rev. Joseph A. (Laurita) Dixon, Maurice and Marvin, Annette Dixon and Antoinette Rodriguez; 12 great-grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren; sister, Naomi Conway; brother, Ira Watkins; sister- in-law, Nadine Woodford; a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; two sons, Joseph Dixon and Rev. Clifford Dixon Jr.; one grandson, Clifford III. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S. Central Ave., with Pastor Kenneth Board officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held 9 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014
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