MURPHYSBORO -- Norma Jean (Tweedy) Dickerson, 77, passed away peacefully at 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Murphysboro, a daughter to the late Cecil Muriel and Helen Elizabeth (Yeager) Tweedy.
Jean attended Harrison grade school and graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1954.
Jean was united in marriage to Johnny Rollo Dickerson Dec. 31, 1955, in First Christian Church in Murphysboro. Together they spent 57 wonderful years, Johnny survives of Murphysboro.
Jean worked for several years at the Brown Shoe factory in Murphysboro; then along with her husband, owned and operated the former Dickerson Oil Company in Murphysboro until their retirement in 1992.
Jean enjoyed the outdoors, birds and flowers. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Jean was a member of the Fairview Christian Church and she enjoyed gospel music.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny R. Dickerson of Murphysboro; one son and
daughter-in-law, Mike and Rhonda Dickerson of Murphysboro; one daughter, Leslie Fairless of Murphysboro; four granddaughters, Amanda Dickerson of Tampa, Fla., Ashley Dickerson and special friend, Steven Norris, of Johnston City, Kendra and Kaylie Fairless of Murphysboro; four great-grandchildren, Halea, Cory, Ryan and Keegan Norris of Johnston City; three sisters, Patsy Roberts, Judy Moore and Nita Blake, all of Murphysboro; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Tweedy of Murphysboro and Johnny Tweedy and his special friend, Carole Wexstten, of Murphysboro; and one sister-in-law, Peg Phipps of Pearland Texas.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, one niece and one nephew.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Fairview Christian Church Cemetery near Murphysboro, with Pastor Andy Cunningham officiating. A fellowship gathering will be after services in Abundant Life Church.
Memorials are encouraged and may be made to the Fairview Christian Church Cemetery Fund or to the
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