Marilyn Joyce Dixon: Obituary


Mrs. Marilyn Joyce Dixon, age 82, of Marble, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019, at her home. She was born on October 17, 1937, in Brookfield, NY, to the late Clarence W. and Ethel Miller. She was a member of Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, loved doing crafts, and watching the Atlanta Braves. Marilyn taught children’s church for many years and loved the Lord with all her heart. She served Him since she was saved in 1961. She was preceded in death by Siblings, Evelyn Marie Lester, Clara May “Peggy” Roe, Mary Ann Hardin, and Arthur “Bud” Miller.

Survivors include: her husband of sixty-five years, Rev. Bernie Dixon, Sr., son, Bernie Edward (Twana) Dixon, Jr., daughter, Sharon Dianne (David M.) Carroll, brother, Raymond Miller, grandchildren, Michael Aaron Dixon, Heather Michelle Butler, and Nathan Andrew Carroll, great-grandchildren, Kenneth Michael Dixon, Kase Aaron Dixon, Benjamin James Carroll, Xavier Lee Carroll, Jacen Lee Carroll, and Ella Marie Butler.

Funeral services: Saturday, October 26th, at 2:00 PM at the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Chester Jones officiating. Music provided by Arnold Mathews, Tiffany Carson, and the church choir. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Howard Coffee, Michael Dixon, Nathan Carroll, Larry Turner, Ernest Jones, and Michael Mingus. Honorary pallbearers: Matt Rogers, Pierce Luther, Darrell Jordan, and Dane Parker.

The family will receive friends at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, Saturday, October 26, from 12:00 Noon till 2:00 PM.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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