Shreveport, LA. at the Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center.
He was born February 27, 1937 in Hannah, LA. to Fulton Dixon Sr. and Azzie Lee Dixon.
Fulton attended Springville High School in Red River Parish, Booker T. Washington in
Shreveport, Louisiana, Grambling State University in Grambling, receiving a Bachelor of Art in
Business Administration. He also attended Southern University in Shreveport, receiving an
Associate Degree in Hotel Management. He spent 8 years in the United States Air Force,
obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was a lifetime member of the NAACP, Chaired Caddo Parish Citizen Bi-Racial Committee
on School Desegregation Compliance. Fulton served as Head Start Director for Caddo
Parish(CCAA) Anti-Poverty Program, and became the State’s “Head Start” Association
President. He also served eight (8) years as the Executive Director for CCAA (Caddo
Community Action Agency), and was the first Black to head a department for Caddo Parish
He enjoyed fishing, Bar B-queuing, traveling, gardening, listening to gospel and building things
(carpentry). He loved his family, loved a good political debate and was a history buff.
Fulton was preceded in death by his parents; Fulton and Azzie Dixon, Sisters: Ezzie Mason, Ola
Green, Margaret Mims, Iona Poole and brother: Sammie L. Dixon.
He leaves behind his loving wife; Annie Kessee Dixon, Keithville, Louisiana, daughter: Sheila
D. Cyres of Parker,Texas (Blair) and son, Gregory F. Dixon, Plano, Texas. He also leaves
behind two (2) wonderful grandsons: Andre Dixon Cyres and Caleb Eugene Cyres. Surviving
siblings include, brother L.B. Dixon, Desoto Texas , (Irene) sisters: Eva Brown , Cerritos,
California ,and Etta Mellon, Hesperia, California, many cousins, special nieces, nephews, and a
host of other family members and friends.
The family wishes to extend a ”Special Thank You” to Dr. Prejean and the CCU staff at Willis
Knighton North for the care given to Mr. Dixon before and after a very Serious and difficult
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, American
Heart Association or another charity of your choice.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Forest Park
Funeral Home 1201 Louisiana Ave. Shreveport, LA. 71101.