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Obituary for Eliza Ann Dixon

Eliza Ann Dixon, 86, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Visitation will be from noon until 2:30 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at New Life Community Church, 1703 2nd Street in Coralville, with funeral services to follow at 2:30 pm with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be at noon on Friday at Lincoln Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Eliza was born on February 19, 1930 in Ramer, AL, the daughter of William and Mary Frances (Myricks) Dabney. She was raised in Montgomery, AL. On July 8, 1951, Eliza married Richard Dixon in Chicago. She was a Nabisco factory line worker for 25 years. Richard later passed away in 1990. Eliza moved to Coralville, IA in 2000 and just recently relocated to North Liberty, IA.

Eliza was an avid quilter who not only quilted for herself and her family, but also quilted for The Senior Center in Iowa City, where she was a dedicated volunteer for many years. She was also a devoted member and an Elder at New Life Community Church. While living in Chicago, Eliza was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for over 45 years, where she served as Chief Usher for numerous years. Eliza was a wonderful lady who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her three children: Theresa (Douglas) Shackelford of Phoenix, AZ, Alfreda “Freda” Dixon of North Liberty, IA, and Richard W. (Betty) Dixon, of North Liberty, IA; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Eliza was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, a son James Dixon, a brother Ezekiel Dabney, grandmother Eliza Dabney, and a former son-in-law Kenneth Gatlin.


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Visitation

Thursday

19

Jan

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
New Life Community Church

1703 Second Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241

Service

Thursday

19

Jan

2:30 PM
New Life Community Church

1703 Second Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241

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