John Albert Dixon was born on April 30, 1935 to Dallie Odell Pettiford Dixon and Albert Dixon. He received his early education in the Alamance County Public School System. He then served his country in the United States Army. He went on to attend Winston Salem State University in North Carolina (WSSU), where he received a degree in Education. At WSSU, John met and later married Annie Belle Knight Dixon (Belle), his wife of 61 years.
Following their marriage, John and Belle settled in Scotland Neck, North Carolina (Belle’s family home) to raise their family. Their blessed union produced three children—Michael Anthony (Stephanie), Wanda Jean (Solomon) and Lisa Annette (David), and one grandchild, Michia, who was the apple of his eye. While in Scotland Neck, John worked as a teacher in the Halifax County School system. In the school system, John showed his dedication to the educational process by coaching softball, basketball and football, and also by leading the local chapter of the Boy Scouts. John also found time to enjoy his favorite pursuit of fishing whenever possible.
Most recently John and Belle both relocated to Bowie, Maryland, to be closer to their daughters. In Maryland, John enjoyed listening to blues music, fishing, and taking long rides to enjoy the natural scenery of coastal Maryland. John also treasured the company of family and friends, attending cookouts and gatherings with loved ones.
In addition to his children and grandchild, he is survived by his siblings Mildred Williamson (Fred), Burlington NC, Elsie Dark (Raymond), Burlington NC, and William and Linwood Dixon, Burlington NC and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Otha Dixon, and two sisters, Margie Yellock, and Clorine Standfield.
Although in mourning now, John’s family will continue to honor him by living their lives filled with love and joy, until we are once again united by God’s grace. Services will be held at the Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, MD on August 28, 2022 from 1:30 to 3pm. The family would be greatly encouraged and comforted if those who are interested would make a donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) https://secure2.convio.net/uncf/site/SPageNavigator/Donate.html
For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. 1 Corinthians 15:52 New Living Translation (NLT)
Let not your hearts be troubled…. John 14:1 King James Version (KJV)
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4. King James Version (KJV)