Ms. Velva G. “Sis” Dixon, age 87 of Orlinda, died Tuesday April 30, 2019 at her residence. Crafton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019 at 2pm at Crafton Funeral Home with burial to follow in Providence Cemetery. Velva was born on Feb. 22, 1932 in Macon County, TN, the daughter of the late Harman and Idell Blakenship. She was an active member at the Byrum Porter Center in Orlinda, TN and was also a member of the Providence Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 children – Linda (Marx) Pinson of Franklin and Chester (Sharon) Dixon of Orlinda; a sister – Irene Brooks of Lafayette; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband – Burns Dixon; and a son – Lester Richard Dixon. Visitation will be from 3-8pm on Thursday at Crafton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to either Caris Healthcare, 2308A Memorial Blvd. Springfield, TN 37172 or the Christmas Shoebox Ministry at Providence Baptist Church.
Friday, May 3, 2019