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Blanche H. Dixon


Sunrise: April 30, 1936

Sunset: November 17, 2019

Blanche H. Dixon was born on April 30, 1936 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Andrew and Matilda Harrell. She was raised on Percy Street along with her other siblings.

Blanche attended the Norfolk Public Schools before joining the workforce. Blanche started working at Be-Lo Food Stores where she worked for over 20 plus years. Before retiring from Be-Lo she received several recognitions and rewards for her service and work ethic; and was beloved by her colleagues. Years after retiring Blanche decided to go back to work. She became a volunteer worker with the Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and worked as a team leader doing senior companion work. For many years she worked with various clients not only as a companion, but a dear friend. She continued to keep in touch with her past clients and their families. The pride she displayed was enormous. She was a dedicated and very determined worker. She worked for numerous health care companies throughout the years giving her love and attention to each and every client she came across.

In June 1950 Blanche joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church under the Pastorate of Reverend J.Q.A. Lassiter. She was a faithful and committed member whose desire was to “serve”. She was always willing to give and do whatever she could to help and be of assistance. She was a former member of the Senior Choir and the Church Anniversary   Committee. She was currently involved in the Maggie Walker’s Missionary Ministry, the   Deaconess Ministry, the Hospitality Ministry, the USDA Food Ministry, Trustees Ministry and the ministry dearest to her heart, the Senior Ushers Ministry. On July 14th, 2018, she was bestowed the honor of Trustee Emeritus.

Blanche enjoyed listening to Gospel music, venturing to the casino, attending family functions, playing Bid Whist and watching sporting events. Everyone knew how loyal she was to her beloved Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves. As she always stated “I got to get home and watch my ball game.”

On November 8th, Blanche was notified by her doctor to report to the hospital, but Blanche, being a faithful servant, reported to church. Blanche spent her last Sunday where her heart was; always in the presence of the Lord. One of her last tasks was to hand in vouchers to help feed many for Thanksgiving.

On November 17, 2019, Blanche (OUR MATRIACH) embarked to a Higher Plane, joining in spirit with her parents Andrew and Matilda, her siblings Lawrence Bagby Sr., John Harrell, William Harrell, Sylvia Brockington and Janice Gee, and one nephew James Bagby.

Viewing Sunday, November 24, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Wake Service Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Monday, November 25, 2019 12:00pm Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church 1502 Link Street Norfolk, VA 23504

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    Jeanette Darden-Yates says

    Rest in Heaven.You will always be in my heart.Jerome and Gregory Love and will miss you so much 🙏❤️Jeannette Darden-Yates.Your friend for ever🌺🌺

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    The Parson Family says

    God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So, he placed his arms around you and whispered “Blanche Dixon come with me.” With tearful eyes, we watched and saw you pass away. Although, we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us… he only takes the BEST.
    Rest until we meet again~Continue to Sail In Paradise–❤❤❤❤❤

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    Janae & Gary Willis says

    We love you so much Aunt Blanche! Thank you for loving my Gary ❤️.

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