Marshall Lee Dixon

Born: Fri., Nov. 5, 1943
Died: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Location: Laura Chapel Cemetery

Celebration of Life

3:30 PM Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Location: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

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Pastor Marshall Lee Dixon, age 74, of Patterson, died Saturday evening (1/27/18) at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida following an extended illness.

Born November 5, 1943 in Pierce County, he was a son of the late Lewis Griffin and Harriett Martin Dixon.  He grew up in Patterson where he was a 1961 graduate of Patterson High School. After high school, he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he worked with his family in construction. During that time, he felt the Lord calling him into the ministry of the Gospel and accepted that call in 1969. He attended the Florida Baptist Theological College in Graceville, FL during the day and built houses in Dothan, Alabama during the evening to pay for his schooling.  Following graduation, he pastored several churches in south Georgia. His first call to pastor was as the interim pastor of Offerman Baptist Church in Offerman, GA, followed by Sale City Baptist Church in Sale City, GA, Olive Branch Baptist Church in Ellabell, GA, Friendship Baptist Church in Alma, GA, Salem Baptist Church in Pavo, GA, Hacklebarney Baptist Church in Blackshear, GA, and retired as the associate pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Patterson, GA.

He was also a carpenter, owning and operating L & L Construction Company with his brother, Jake, and son, Tim.  He also enjoyed farming, repairing vehicles and tractors, and worked several years as a funeral assistant, helping minister to many area families with Hart Funeral Home.

He was a bright spot in the lives and hearts of many people, guiding several men who felt the call into the ministry, often visiting and ministering to the sick and those in need, and you’d find him often singing or humming his favorite hymns.  He lived as he preached, truly loving his Lord. He was also a devoted, loving, and caring husband, father, and grandfather who thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Evon Roundtree Dixon of Patterson; his children, Tammie Cason (husband Donnie), Lisa Gill (husband Tony) and Tim Dixon, all of Patterson; his grandchildren, Nate Cason, Shane Dixon, Allen Dixon, Joseph Dixon, and Marsha Gill, all of Patterson; a special friend who was like his granddaughter, Shanna Chesser of Patterson; his sister, Mary Gill (husband Floyd) of Patterson; 3 brothers, Harvey Dixon (wife Ernestine) of Patterson, J. L. “Jake” Dixon (wife Voncille) of Blackshear, and Tom Dixon (wife Patricia) of Leesburg, FL; an aunt, Betty Dixon of Patterson, and two uncles, Lester Dixon of Patterson and Pat Dixon of Blackshear; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

A graveside funeral service will take place on Tuesday (1/30/18) at 2:00 PM at Laura Chapel Cemetery in Patterson. A Worship Service will follow at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 3:30 PM.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening (1/29/18) from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgia Baptist Mission Board Missions & Ministry Center, In Memory of Pastor Marshall Dixon, 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097-4092.

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Jimmy and Cynthia Thornton, Lance Thornton, Mark & Nicole Scurry
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
I remember the 1st. time I heard Mr. Marshall sing, he sang with so much
love for the Lord. A very fine Christian man. Love and prayers to all the family.

Floyd Family
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
To the family, we are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. During this sad time, you can gain true comfort from the Bible. In it, our Heavenly Father assures us of his loving support in difficult times, and he promises to reunite us with our dear loved ones (Psalm 34:18 and John 5:28,29). In the days to come, may these thoughts help to provide a measure of comfort to your family. Take care.

Mary O'Banion and Family
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Bro. Dixon's passing. We are praying for God's peace and comfort at this sad time.

Stacy & Kathy Davis
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Ms. Evon, Tammie, Lisa, & Tim

Stacy and I were very sad to here about Mr. Marshall's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys as well as the whole family.
We miss all of you. (wish I was back there) Heaven received a truly kindhearted, loving godly man. Look forward to those hugs and smiles in heaven! My God bless and keep you close in the following days. Kathy

Steve & Jamie Griffin
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Mrs. Evon and family,

We were sadden to hear the news of Bro. Marshalls passing. although we know he is resting in the sweetest most beautiful place ever at this moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bro. Marshall will always hold a special place in our hearts, he presided over our wedding at Friendship Baptist Church in 1984. this February we will celebrate 34 years together.

In Christian Love,
Steve & Jamie Griffin

Amy Chancey
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
The Family of the late Kenneth and Myrtice Chancey send their prayers and condolences on the loss of Marshall. He was always a very kind and compassionate man and loyal to family and friends. He sang Beulah Land for Daddy's service, he had a beautiful voice! and we rejoiced with his song. Daddy and Marshall are 3rd cousins. Prayers to all of you. Amy and Kathy

Carey Roberts, (Olive Branch Baptist Church) Ellabell, GA
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Mrs. Evon and Family:
Sorry to hear about your loss. Loved Bro. Marshall and I'll never forget how he stood with me every step of the way through my divorce and eventually gaining custody of my son, Michael. All good memories of our times together at Olive Branch. I know I don't have to tell you all what a great Man of God he was. Wish I could be there but I have been sick for 9 days and still not well. Love you all in Christ, Carey.

Phoebe Myers
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I hope you may find comfort at Revelation 21:4, “And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” We can look forward to the time when God will take away all reasons for distress and he even gives us a hope of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) If you’d like to learn more about this beautiful hope, feel free to visit

   Posted Sat February 10, 2018
I extend my sincere condolences to the Dixon family on their loss. Jehovah God promises us that through his son Jesus, he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Revelation 21:3,4
Please take comfort from this promise during your time of bereavement.

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