James Walter DixonDecember 25, 2017
James W. Dixon, affectionately known as "Jim", was born in Tattnall County, Georgia on January 27, 1940 to the late Thomas "Buddy" Dixon and the late Otelia "Baby" Dixon. At his home on December 25, 2017, our Lord saw Jim getting weary on his earthly journey. It was then He whispered to his child - "Job well done' and welcomed him into His kingdom.
Jim was educated in the public schools of Tattnall County, Georgia for a short period of time until he made the decision to start working at an early age to help provide for his family. He accepted Christ during his younger years and became a member of Bethel A. M. E. Church in Collins, Georgia.
A self-employed mechanic for the majority of his lifetime, he established himself in Passaic, New Jersey in 1985 and resided there until he moved back to Metter, Georgia in 2007.
Two things were certain in his lifetime, and that was his love for his family and cars. He dedicated his life to making sure that all those he came in contact with, knew he loved and appreciated them. Through his knowledge, wisdom, and constant guidance, Jim was well-respected, especially within his family.
His sister, Anne J. Pray preceded him in death.
Jim leaves to cherish the legacy of many precious memories, a loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Betty Jean Dixon of Metter, Georgia; four children, Leatha Smith of Hampton, Georgia; Susan Dixon of Paterson, New Jersey; Tresia Dixon and Keith (Sandy) Dixon both of Passaic, New Jersey; a great niece (raised as a daughter), Bri' Kesia Dekle of Metter, Georgia; six grandchildren, Brittany N. Dixon of Creedmoor, North Carolina; Andre L. Dixon and James Murray both of Passaic, New Jersey; Shayna Dixon of Paterson, New Jersey; James Woods of Hinesville, Georgia; and Marcus Peoples of Durham, North Carolina; five great-grandchildren, Denver Harris of Creedmoor, North Carolina; Ta'Shelle Woods, La'Shelle Woods, Carmya Woods, and Te'Asia Woods all of Dallas, Texas; one special brother, Deloan (Irene) Dixon of Cobbtown, Georgia; four sisters, Christine (Carl) Johnson of Collins, Georgia; Eula (Jerome) Smith of Hampton, Georgia; Louella (Jimmy) Collins of Kathleen, Georgia; and Delois (Joe) Baker of Hinesville, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Bobby Pray. He also leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends alike.