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Welcome to the memorial page for

Mrs. Hannah L. Chapman-Dixon

June 15, 1942 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 77)

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the passing of Mrs. Hannah Chapman-Dixon of Darlington.  Mrs. Chapman-Dixon transitioned at her residence on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Funeral service is 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in the Florence National Cemetery. 

                                  ~Life’s Reflections~
“Yours was a useful life, You wrought well while here; You were generous with your time, as you toiled from year to year. Many a life you did touch, always doing your part, with a meek and humble heart.”

Mrs. Hannah Louise Chapman Dixon departed this life on Thursday, January 9, 2020. She was a native of Darlington, SC, born to Carolina and Lois Moses Chapman on June 15, 1942. She was educated in Darlington schools and graduated from Mayo High School Class of 1959. Soon after, she moved to Atlantic City, NJ where she resided for several decades before coming home to retire in Darlington.

During her time in New Jersey, she began a 37 year career in the Federal Aviation Administration. Along with her husband, Herman Dixon, she opened a restaurant named Herhan’s. They served southern cuisine made by Herman and also fed the inmates at the city jail.

Hannah had a passion for learning and spent time serving as President of the Atlantic City Board of Education and was named Business Woman of the Year. She’s held various positions within the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees over her 20+ years of membership. She was also on the Board of Directors for the Bessie Coleman Foundation. In 2003, her hard work and dedication was rewarded by Atlantic County, NJ declaring March 21st as Hannah L. Dixon Day.

Even after retirement she remained busy as ever. She was serving as Vice President  on the Darlington County Board of Voter Registration and Elections since 2001. The Pee Dee Motorcycle Club and the Odyssey Savings Club are local groups where she held the position of Treasurer. She was also a top seller of Avon. She could be found regularly in front of Dollar General and Roses with her table of Avon products.

Hannah felt it was her duty to create a legacy for her family. She purchased property in the name of her nieces and nephews to ensure they had something to pass down to their families. She remained young by being close to her grand nieces and nephews that she also encouraged  and helped to achieve their goals in life.

Hannah is survived by: her sister, Mary Ruth Chapman Simmons; her brother, Dennis Chapman; brother-in-law, Freddie Simmons; sister-in-law, Ceola Chapman; many nieces and nephews that she lavished love and wisdom upon in lieu of having children of her own.

Hannah was preceded in death by her siblings: Willie "Peezy Man"Moses, Louis "Mossey" Coward, Clarence Chapman, Sr. and Brenda Chapman James.

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. 

In lieu of flowers, please make financial contributions to the Bessie Coleman Foundation in memory of Mrs. Hannah Chapman-Dixon, PO Box 23907, Washington, DC, 20026.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Bessie Coleman Foundation
PO Box 23907, Washington, DC 20026

In memory of Hannah L. Chapman-Dixon

 Service Information

Funeral Service
January 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
1321 South Main
Darlington, SC 29532

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