Verna Dixon

Born: Mon., Mar. 2, 1959
Died: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Location: Word of Life Church of God of Prophecy

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Mrs. Verna Rose Cavender Dixon, age 60, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning (8/12/19) at her residence following an extended illness.

Born March 2, 1959 in Charleston, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Cavender and Eleanor Hatfield Waldron. She moved with her family to Blackshear as a teenager and has resided here for most of her life.  She was a graduate of Waycross High School and has been the longtime owner of Verna’s Cleaning Service, cleaning many new construction projects and business offices over the years.  She was a member of Word of Life Church of God of Prophecy in Blackshear.

Survivors include her two children, Michelle Westberry (husband J.R.) and Michael Strickland (Cindy Webster) both of Blackshear; 3 grandchildren, Satilla Westberry, Annagail Westberry, and Landon Strickland, all of Blackshear; and several other relatives and many friends.

A funeral service will take place Thursday afternoon (8/15/19) at 3 p.m. at Word of Life Church of God of Prophecy, 720 Azalea Street, Blackshear, GA 31516. Burial will follow in the Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Angie Tayag
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
Michelle and Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was very special to me and my family. And she will dearly be missed, she was a blessing to all that ever encountered her. She will forever be in my heart not only as a dear friend but also as like a second mom to me.

Cindy webster
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
She will truly be missed. I hope she knows how much I loved her. May u rest in peace and I know that when u got to where u were going u were truly a happy woman. I'm really gonna miss u. We love u so much granny always and forever. We don't say goodbye around here cause goodbye is forever. So for now I will just say we will see you later. Until then we will hold u inside out hearts.

Diane and Ron Touchette
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
We’re so very sorry, to hear about Verna’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort, during this dark time, for Michelle, Michael and grandchildren, as well as their family and friends. Also, sending condolences, God Bless you all🙏🙏🙏♥️

Wanda johnson
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
So sorry Micheal and Michelle I know there will always be a whole in your heart but I know your mom will always be watching over you guys she loved you guys dearly. She would want y’all to be strong for your families me and her talked about that in the hospital she knew how hard it was going to be and tryed to stay strong for y’all. Just Remember you will see her again one day.we love you guys and will be there for you

Cheryl Kelly
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
I knew her in the racing world because my son used to race. She was so supportive of those young men as they tried their hand at life in the fast lane. She cared for them and they loved her. My heart goes out to her family and those that she enouraged!

Ralph and Tonya Ramey
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
May you feel the presence and power of the Holy Spirit during your loss . May you feel His comfort and encouragement day by day as you face the days ahead . She was a longtime friend and good neighbor . I know you will miss her , but the promise of Gods word makes it clear you have the chance and opportunity to see her again . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ralph and Tonya Ramey

Marie Stone and Greg Stone
   Posted Wed August 14, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord wrap y'all in his Loving Arm's and Comfort y'all.


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