Bessie Cleo Dixon, the daughter of Eddie Loman and Willie Mae Loman of Trenton South Carolina, who preceded her in death, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2020. She was born in Trenton South Carolina the 6th child of beautifully large family of 13. Eleven of her siblings also preceded her in death Ned Langford, Ted Langford, Annie Sue Williams, Eddie Loman Jr., Jessie Fletcher, Clyde Loman, Moody Loman, Milton Loman, Wallace Loman, George Reedy Loman, and Mary Richardson. Bessie has one surviving sibling, Mrs. Josephine Moore of Baltimore Maryland.
As a young woman Bessie left South Carolina and arrived in Baltimore to assist her sister Jessie during a time of need. This is when she fell in love with the big city and never looked back.She was joined in marital union with John L. Shinholster where together they successfully ran a local boarding house and store. Later she would take the hand of Willie J. Dixon Sr. and successfully raise a family together. She became a Jehovah’s Witness February 04, 1995 serving him witnessing to those who would lend and ear and an open heart until she fell asleep in rest. She spent greater than seven decades in Baltimore crafting and cultivating a lifetime of joyful memories comparable to none and opening her home and offering shelter to those in times of need.
Bessie was the proud mother of nine children, Frances L. Nix, Ethel M. Brown, Henry W. Loman, John L. Shinholster all preceded her in death. Janet Shinholster, Willie J. Dixon Jr., Sherri Gladden, Deborah Dixon, and Kenneth Dixon are her children that survives her. She leaves behind 19 grandchildren, two which preceded her in death, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends whom she loved so dearly.
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