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Iteria Dixon

February 28, 1930 — December 21, 2023


Iteria Dixon

In his infinite wisdom, God was gracious to reveal to us His mind, His will, and His nature! God could have left us with no understanding of His way. He deemed it necessary to call from our midst our beloved Iteria Shelton Dixon. As humble as we know how we praise God for His Grace and Mercy as we reflect on her life.

Mama, Maw-Maw, Sis, and Auntie, as she was affectionately called by her family, was born on February 28, 1930, to Alex and Nellie Rogers Shelton in Strong, Arkansas.

She accepted Christ at a very early age and united with the Curry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Strong, Arkansas.

Her church activities included Usher Ministry, Mission Department, and Choir Member. In her ministry as an usher, it was a sacred and powerful responsibility. She made sure all members and guests were greeted warmly and did what was necessary to put guests in the right frame of mind for worship. She possessed a warm spirit of meekness and humility and was well-trained in all aspects of the techniques of Church ushering. Her mission ministry was very important to her because it took her outside the walls of the Church. It is a simple mission that we willingly use our life of Him to benefit and share with others. She often would bake her favorite strawberry cake for the culinary department whenever dinner was prepared at the Church. Cooking was one of her many specialties that she truly enjoyed. Her cooking techniques included preparing specific recipes from scratch and fresh ingredients, which made her kitchen have a high level of responsibility. Though she can't be replicated or replaced, we can remember the amazing love shown to each of us.

She attended Gardner High School in Strong, Arkansas. She began her work career at Conagra Poultry Company, and, in later years, she started work in the Janitorial department at Strong High School.

On June 22, 1950, Iteria united in Holy Matrimony to Lovell Dixon.

It was no surprise to God as she transitioned from this earthly life to her heavenly home on Friday, December 21, 2023 where she will join her parents, husband, Lovell Dixon, daughter, Ethel Dean Woods, son, Joe Ervin Dixon, siblings: Henderson Shelton, Harvey Shelton, Jessie B. Shelton, Emon Shelton, Edward James Shelton, Edgar Shelton, Bennie Shelton, Helen Benjamin and Inelma Dixon, granddaughters; Natasha Dixon and Kenyata Jones.

She leaves her cherished memories to her daughters, Linda Dixon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Angela Jones (Garrett) of Maumelle, Arkansas. Her siblings, Lawrence Shelton (Cathy) and Alex Shelton, Jr., both of El Dorado, Arkansas.

Grandchildren, Chrisetta Walker (Rebecca), Cedric Dixon (Dewanda), Tyrin Gatson, Stacy Woods, Derrick Antoine Dixon, Jamie Dixon, Latoya Hicks (Darryl), and Whitney Doakes (Daniel), and great-grandchildren. Her Bonus Son: Fredrick Montez Newton (Staci) of Frisco, Texas. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, bonus children, cousins, extended family, and friends who will miss her dearly.

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