Jessie May Wynn Badger Dixon

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jessie May Wynn Badger Dixon

May 13, 2017

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Jessie May Wynn Badger Dixon, 93, affectionately known as “Tot”, was born on September 26, 1923 in Georgetown, Ga.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. John Wynn Sr. and Mrs. Louise Mays Wynn.  She attended school in Edison, Ga.

Jessie Mae learned about the importance of Jesus Christ at an early age and accepted Him as her Lord and Savior.  She was a faithful and dutiful member of First African Missionary Baptist Church in West Bainbridge, Ga., where she served as an usher and sang in the choir.  Sister Dixon genuinely loved the Lord!  She regularly attended services up until her health began to fail a few months ago.

She worked as a housekeeper for many years, while raising her own children.

A woman with a strong will and a caring spirit, “Tot” loved life and lived it to its fullest.  Had you not known her age, you would have had no clue she was in her nineties, for indeed she neither looked it nor acted it.  She enjoyed fishing, gardening and traveling.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, this matriarch departed her earthly life at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.  She will be truly missed by her family and those who knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memory seven daughters:  Rosa Peterson of Union, NJ., Betty Florence, Birdie Mapp, Margaret Dixon, Yolanda Dixon, all of Bainbridge, Bobbie Mumphery (Frank), and Jessie Lawton (Al), both of Albany, Ga. She helped raise her grandson (the son she never had), Billy Dixon of Atlanta, Ga.  Ms. “Tot” also leaves behind her youngest sister, Mrs. Vera Harris; her niece-in-law, Edith Jackson; both of Mt. Dora, Fl.; twenty-one grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Dixon’s funeral was held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First African Missionary Baptist Church in West Bainbridge. Her interment followed the funeral at Jonas Lobe Cemetery, 1287 Carter Street, Bainbridge. The flower bearers were friends of the family. Her honorary pallbearers were Deacons of First African Missionary Baptist Church and the active pallbearers were Norris Akins, Michael Dixon, Ronald Peterson Dixon, Christopher Evers, Stanley Flanders, Terrance Glenn, and Martin Torres.

All funeral arrangements were made by Guyton Brothers Funeral Home.