Lela Dixon 80 departed this life on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was a longtime member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Gary Community Schools. Preceded in death by her husband Henry Dixon; 2 brothers John and Arthur C. Richardson. She leaves to cherish her memories sons Craig Dixon and Bryon Dixon both of Gary, IN; 2 sisters Thelma (Willie) Hollins of Gary, IN and Helen Richardson of Chicago, IL; brothers Frank, Wendell (Irma) Richardson Ronald Richardson all of Gary, IN and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday April 8, 2017 from 9-11:00 a.m. Funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. all services at Jerusalem Baptist Church 1741 Fillmore St. Rev. Isaac Culver officiating.