Dixie Lee Thompson, 80, of Jackson, passed away April 8, 2019 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born April 26, 1938 in Washington. A member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill, she was a retired sales associate in the retail clothing industry. Her numerous hobbies included making jewelry, cooking, crochet and sewing, especially dog vests, baby blankets and baby pillows.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Tonnemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Thompson; children, Ron Thompson, Diana (Jim) Ramsey; grandchildren, Trista Nicole (Glenn Figueroa) Thompson, Amanda Jo (Garrett) Gregory, Corie Elizabeth (Bill) Lawrence, Amber Ramsey, Stephanie (J.C.) Baker, Jay Ramsey, David Ramsey; great-grandchildren, Millie Gregory, Gunner Figueroa; brother, Fred Tonnemaker and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Dr. Johnny Kendrick officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be Rodger Barnes, Wayne Pettis, Elma Averett, Ward Edge, Quincy Baros and John Moseley.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tompkins Baptist Church "Open" Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Tompkins Baptist Church Building Fund, 14130 Hwy. 43, Grove Hill, AL 36451.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
I love you and miss you but I know you are in heaven with no worries and no pain. You are in my thoughts all the time, I love you so much!
Diana and family I am so sorry for your lost my heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn carlyleWindee, GA
I know she is greatly loved, and so greatly missed. Sending much love and prayers for you Diana, Stephanie and families, may God continually strengthen you and bring peace to your hearts. Heaven is holding so many treasures for us all, and there will be no tears there.
Tammy and Darrell JonesOdenville, AL
With heartfelt sympathy.
Thomas Ramsey & Lynn BoghosianCranston, RI
What a precious lady! Truly a blessing that God caused our paths to cross. Mrs. Tina and I certainly have the family in our prayers, especially Bro Tom.
Bro. Jamie LayHigdon, AL
James BakerGainesville, GA
Dixie was a friend of mine since our teens, and though our lives went in different directions when we each married, our friendship remained stable. I have sweet memories of a very delightful and fun gal from 60+ years ago. Asking God's blessing on Tom, their children, grandchildren and others in their family, and may He comfort each one. I'm looking forward to seeing Dixie again in Heaven!
Lynn Wilkens AndersonYakima, WA
So sorry for your loss. She was special and will be missed. Love you
Karen HawkinsMacon, GA
Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Praying for your broken hearts. ❤️
Love, Sheila Freeze
Sheila FreezeWinder, GA