Celebrating the life of Sallie L. Dickson
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SALLIE LOUVENIA BENNETT DICKSON, the second child of the late William and Ida Wainwright Bennett, was born on August 25, 1935 in Sandy Level, Virginia.
A time to live...
Sallie grew up in Nottoway County and attended Nottoway public schools there. At an early age she accepted Christ. When the family moved to Richmond, Va., she attended Bible Way Church of Richmond under the direction of Bishop C. J. Hairston. When she moved back to Crewe, Va., she attended Community Bible Way Church under the direction of her brother, Elder Nathaniel C.B. Jones, Sr. Until her health failed she was a faithful and dedicated member of Dominion Worship Center, still under the direction of her brother. At Dominion she has served as President of the Missionary Ministry, a member of the Usher Ministry, and as a Choir Member. She was also a member of the Local, District, and State Usher Union; and a member of the State Missionary. On May 10, 1953 she was joined in holy matrimony to John Edward Dickson, who preceded her in death. While raising their family in Richmond, she was employed by Crestar Bank and later in the years when they moved back to Crewe, she worked for Nottoway School System where she retired from in January, 2006. She was a part-time caregiver during these years also.
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Sallie was affectionately known as Beanie, Mama, and Ma. As she lived life, she kept family, friends and the church close to her heart. On August 25, 2007 on her birthday another great grandchild was born, Mario Jefferson, Jr. He put and extra smile on her face and a glow in her eyes. She made it known her was her "boy". If she could help some one she did. If she could give a kind word she would. If she wanted you to give to the Glory of God, she asked you.
A time to die...
On Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va., a loving God carried Sallie home for a peaceful and pleasant rest. In our hearts she will live forever.
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Sallie leaves to cherish her fond memories; one daughter, Rose Paige; four son, William (Linda), John (Pat), Preston (Cheryl) and Raymond, Sr. (Mary); four brothers; Lawrence, Grady (Hattie), Nathaniel (Lillian) and George; three sisters; Hester Campbell, Rebecca Foster, and Shirley Jones; one Aunt, Queen Wainwright; twelve grandchildren, two devoted, Crystal Dickson and Raymond Dickson, Jr.; 34 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Dominion Worship Center, Crewe with interment in the Jackson Cemetery, Crewe.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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