Mrs. Dorothy Barksdale Dixon, 93, of Long Island peacefully passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Gretna Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Pittsylvania County to the late Oliver Barksdale and Lizzie Melissa Coleman Barksdale.  

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, the late Henry Stanford Dixon, son Winston Dixon and all of her siblings.

She is survived by three daughters,  Zatella D. Conner (Orlando) of Raleigh, North Carolina, Zelda Lacoat Sessoms (LaVon) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Zelma D. Johnson (Kenneth) of Georgetown, Texas; four sons,  Harrison A. Dixon (Sylvia) of Gloucester, Van B. Dixon Sr. of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Waverly Dixon and Dan Dixon, both of Long Island; 10 grandchildren, Katrina Dixon, Altresia C. Hunter (Kevin),  Iven Dixon, Van Dixon Jr., Revetta Dixon, LaTia Conner, Mark Dixon, Danielle Dixon, Charmagne Dixon and Jeffrey Dixon; four great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Elkhorn Baptist Church with interment in the Dixon Family Cemetery. 

Public viewing will begin Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service. 

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Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.