Shirley Ann Dixon, 81, was born on August 24, 1939 in Danville. She peacefully departed this life on Dec. 23, 2020 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia due to a stroke.

Shirley was born to the late Nathan Saunders and Gladys Smith. In the winter of 1940, her mother died of pneumonia, and she was raised by her grandmother, Sarah Coleman. She married Percy Leander Dixon who preceded her in death. Shirley was a member of County Line Missionary Baptist Church in Vernon Hill.

Surviving are her three children Joyce Clements (Joseph) of Marietta, Georgia, Percy Dixon (Louvenia) of Fayetteville, North Carolina and James Dixon (Tammy) of Alton.

Sons Timothy and Clinton preceded her in death.

Final viewing will be at Dunn & Sons Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec 31. Graveside service will follow at County Line Baptist Church cemetery.