Wilma Jean Dixon

By | December 11, 2018

Wilma Jean Dixon, age 94, passed away Dec. 9, 2018, beside her loved ones at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH. Wilma was born June 17, 1924 in Wellston, OH to the late Jessie Evera Coyle and William Cornelius Coyle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dixon Jr.; son, Charles Dixon III; daughter, Carolyn June Williams; grandson, Stephen Dwight Williams; siblings: Esther (Raymond) Emmett, Mary (Leo) Cheatwood, Marge (Eugene) Walton, Jane (Clayton) Smith, Bill (Carolyn) Coyle and Martha (Henry) Bussman; and son-in-law, Wendell Wilkie Williams.

Wilma graduated from Wellston High School, and three weeks after graduating she went to Washington, D.C. working as a junior clerk-typist, Troops Division Operation Branch Corp of Engineers New War Department. She returned to Jackson afterward and worked for the City of Jackson Utility Department for 11 years, then worked for the Jackson County Courthouse Title Department for nine years.

Wilma loved Jesus and was active in church. She enjoyed being with her family, especially during the holidays. She also enjoyed shopping and being social. She loved spending time with her great-grandchild, Noah, who she spent time with daily. Wilma loved all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchild.

Wilma is survived by her children: Sharon (Jim) Simovant, Tina (John) Baughman, Bill Dixon and Dixie (Jim) Freeman; a sister, Irene (Scott) Thompson; her grandchildren: Randy, Dustin, Wendi, Chase, Corey, Courtney, Jeff, Pat, Jeff, Cody, Zach, Colton, Hannah and Haley; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Hallie, Halana, Hayden, Noah, Reagan, Katlyn, Tyler, Jaylen, Kelsey, Jimmy and Kaleigh; and one great-great-grandchild, Willow June Rose.

Wilma will be remembered by the way she loved her family and how she cherished the time she spent with each and every one of them.

A funeral service will be held at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wendell Vermillion officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences may be sent to www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com