Marie Cox Dixon, 93, died on Oct. 30, 2013, at her home in Lancaster.
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She was born in Bath, N.C., the daughter of the late Sidney Joseph Cox and Sena Barr Cox. She graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C., and attended Peace College. She was married to the late Donald Corbett Dixon for 41 years, moving to Lancaster shortly after World War Two.
Marie found her true home in Lancaster and was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was active in many areas, serving as president of the Women of the Church during construction of the current sanctuary and circle chairman numerous times.
Marie had a beautiful smile, a wonderful sense of humor, and was known for her love of people and her passion for animal rights, reflected in the love of her dogs, Cutie and Rascal. She always made those around her feel comfortable and appreciated. A charter member of the Twentieth Century Club, she also volunteered at Springs Memorial Hospital, was an aide at Erwin Elementary and was involved with Girl Scout Troop No. 1.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Goldsmith; her son, Don Dixon and his wife, Marti, and son-in-law, Ron Demonet; grandchildren Adam Leibler and his wife, Jennifer, Corbett Jordan, Will Goldsmith and his wife, Millie, Elizabeth Goldsmith, Susanne Middleton and her husband, James, Bonnie Dixon, Sidney Dixon and Shane Dixon; great-grandchildren Hunter Leibler, Dixon Moss, Jaycie Middleton, Jackson McGuckin, Tere Goldsmith and one on the way.
She is preceeded in death by her daughter, Ann Demonet and her brother, Joe Cox.
The family would like to acknowledge the unfailing support of Ann Satterwhite, Shirley Blackmon, Elizabeth Wallace, Brenda Hyatt and the staff of Hospice of South Carolina along with countless heathcare professionals and friends. Their compassionate care allowed Marie to fulfill her dream of living her last years in her home.
A memorial service is 2 p.m. Nov. 24, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Don and Marie Dixon Educational Scholarship, USCL, P.O. Box 889, the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 990 and Hospice Care of South Carolina, 412 N. White St.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory of Lancaster.
Published in The Lancaster News on Nov. 6, 2013