James Lee Dixon Obituary
James Lee Dixon, “Jimmy” “Jimmy Dick”, son of the late James “Pomroy” Dixon and Alice Higgins Dixon, was born on Sunday, April 30, 1950, in Lewes, DE. He departed this life on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 72.
What can we say about James? Well, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. Jimmy Dick was a jokester, and he also didn’t play! He took pride in his job. He had the backs of everyone that he loved. You didn’t mess with his family, friends, and his money.
Jimmy loved to eat good food, and he had his little list of eating establishments he liked to eat in or order take out from. He also was an awesome cook. He loved cooking for family and friends. He made some “mean” stuffing, macaroni salad, and homemade French fries. Jimmy was particular about his food too, and many times acted like he was a kitchen supervisor! Everything had to be cooked on the stove or in the oven, he was not a fan of the microwave. Just as this obituary was being put together, we were reminiscing about past times when he would stand over some of us in the kitchen and tell us step by step how to prepare meals. He knew how to cook just about anything; many of us never hesitated to pick up the phone and call him for step-by-step guidance on how to prepare certain food items.
He also had a great memory when it came to numbers. He didn’t need an address book! Even when it came down to managing his finances, he was a walking calculator, right down to the “T”.
When the Philadelphia Eagles or the Baltimore Ravens were playing, you better not have bothered Jimmy. He would turn down invitations, too, if the game was on.
He had his spread of food and snacks and sat back in his favorite chair watching the game. He would warn you ahead of time that the game was coming on such and such day and time, so you knew he was not to be bothered. He also enjoyed watching court TV shows and Westerns. Jimmy also enjoyed listening to music; some of his favorite genres were Gospel, Old School R&B, and Smooth R&B.
Jimmy was truly a fashion icon! He was a dressing joker; clean as “the Board of Health”, as the old timers used to say. He could pair up an outfit down to the hat and shoes. Everything he wore matched.
James attended Phillip C. Showell Elementary School and then went on to attend The William C. Jason School for middle school and 3 years of high school up until 1967. After the schools integrated, he graduated from Selbyville High School in 1968. James worked as a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years for Showell Poultry that eventually became Perdue Farms. He retired in 2004.
James was proceeded in death by his parents James and Alice Dixon and his natural parents James Reed and Sarah Frances Satchell-Reed; a son Andrea Taylor; a grandson Demyrae Dixon, siblings: Rose Dixon, Patricia Sykes, Francis Rayne, Dorothy Satchell, Rachel West, Susie Rogers, Christine Maddox, Ella Lewis, John Pinkey, and Elton Satchell; and two close friends that were like brothers to him Joe “Little Joe” Custis and Calvin Drummond.
James leaves to cherish fond memories, his wife Ernestine E. Dixon of Millsboro, DE; three daughters, Kieshea Dixon-Horsey (Larry) of Laurel, DE, Sumika Dixon (Brady) of Georgetown, DE, and Natasha Taylor of Millsboro, DE; a son, Curtis Taylor (Kirsten) of Millsboro, DE; grandchildren: Alvin Dixon, ShyDiazea Dixon, Kieija Dixon, Ronkiera Holden, Jieraha Horsey, Larry Horsey, Jr, Traevon Dixon, Tamya Gibbs, Takya Gibbs, Nakyah Taylor, and Anyja Taylor; great grand children: Loni Dickerson, Yasir Dixon, Jayden Dixon, Isaiah Dixon, Tyaire Dixon, Tylayah Dixon, and Kyrie Robinson; siblings: Janice Dixon-Wills (Twin Sister), Arinthia Peacock, Anna Reed (Frankie), Bessie Reed-Wright (Daniel) all of Millsboro, DE, Cleo Redden (Thurman) of Dagsboro, DE, Gladys Hopkins and Vanessa Dixon of Seaford, DE, Ida Mitchell (Kevin) of Milton, DE, Charleen Major (Wayne) of Laurel, DE, Alfred Reed (Genese), Leroy Reed (Barbara), James Satchell all of Millsboro, DE, Herbert Rayne (Louise) of Selbyville, DE; sister-in-laws: Lois Handy and Lucinda Taylor (Joe) of Frankford DE, Marie Taylor (Donald) of Selbyville, Lillian Taylor of Freehold, New Jersey; and a brother-in-law: Alexander Taylor (Carla) of Parksville, MD. Also, a special niece Katrina Dixon-Parker (Tremayne) and a favorite great niece Trinity Parker of Millsboro, DE. In addition, a special cousin Jeffrey Taylor of Bishopville, MD, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 30, 2023, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for viewing and visitation. Interment to follow at Zoar Golden Acres.