It is with profound sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. and members of the Dixon and Williamson family shared the transition of their matriarch, Mother Elvira Williamson Dixon. Mother Dixon exchanged time for eternity on Sunday morning, January 22, 2023 in a Columbia rehabilitation facility.
A Celebration of life is 1:00PM on Friday, January 27, 2023 in Round O Missionary Baptist Church. Mask and Temperature Checks are mandated to enter the church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Mother Elvira Williamson Dixon was born on Friday, November 10, 1933 and departed this life on Sunday, January 22, 2023. As a young girl growing up in Darlington, raised by her beloved mother, Mrs. Annette McKay Williamson and father, Mr. Zack Williamson, she was well loved by her deceased brothers, Sam, Howard, Nathaniel, Zack (Buster) and deceased sisters, Annie Bell, Thelma and Suegenia. As a young child, she joined Round -O- Baptist Church after being baptized. Mother Dixon met and married Mr. Joe Dixon, Sr. (deceased). The marital union of Mother Dixon and Mr. Joe Dixon, Sr. produced four children: Mr. Joe Dixon, Jr. (deceased), Ms. Annette Dixon (deceased), Dr. May Linda Dixon Samuel (Deacon Earl) and Mr. Larry Dixon (Emma Jane).
Mother Dixon was blessed to have seven grandchildren: Nichole M. Gibson, Annette Heyward (deceased), Dina L. Gibson, April K. Heyward, Quintinna Robinson, Courtney Dixon, and Christian Dixon (deceased); seven great grandchildren: DeAndre Robinson, JaKayla Robinson, Dayja Robinson, Jamison Gattison, Deanna McMillan, Bree Gattison, and Keanna McMillan; and six great great grandchildren: Jaiden Fajardo, Jayla Fajardo, Jalea Fajardo, Ryann James, Jayden Robinson, and Amir Robinson. Mother Dixon is survived by amazing cousins, nieces, and nephews. Special nieces are Virginia Perkins and Tabitha Alford.
Mother Dixon was educated in the Darlington County Public Schools and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania joining her brother, Mr. Howard Williamson and sisters, Mrs. Suegenia Richardson and Ms. Annie Bell Williamson. She returned to her hometown of Darlington, South Carolina and resided in Darlington until 2018 when she moved to Columbia, South Carolina with her daughter (Dr. Samuel) and son-in-love (Deacon Samuel). Mother Dixon was unable to attend Round -O- Missionary Baptist Church regularly in recent years due to her health, but Round -O- and Darlington were always in her heart. Mother Dixon sang in the Round -O- choir for more than 25 years.
Mother Dixon was the last surviving child of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Williamson. Mother Dixon was preceded in death by her brothers Mr. Sam Williamson, Sr., Mr. Howard Williamson, Mr. Nathaniel Williamson, Mr. Zack (Buster) Williamson and her sisters, Mrs. Annie Bell Williamson, Mrs. Thelma Williamson Alford and two other siblings that died as infants.
Mother Dixon was previously employed as a highly skilled domestic engineer and farm worker in Darlington, South Carolina for more than 60 years.
For I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:6-7.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the residence, 606 Chestnut Street, Darlington.
Please keep the family of Mother Elvira Dixon in your thoughts and prayers.