The sweet and beautiful life of Claddie Mae Dixon came to a close on Saturday, October 23, 2021. She was born on October 2, 1952, in Arkadelphia to the union of James and Edith Lambert Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Barbara A. Dixon (October 7, 2019).
As a little girl, she attended Tate Temple Church of God in Christ and gave her life to the Lord on December 23, 1974, under the leadership of Superintendent O. N. Dennis and Mother Haynie.
She attended Peake High School and graduated in 1970.
She worked as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly on Main Street in downtown Arkadelphia until its closing. Her sweet and soft-spoken disposition warmed the hearts of shoppers who eagerly ran to her line for service. Claddie later worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart where many remembered her sweet smile. With a youthful spirit and exuberance, she enjoyed the music of Rance Allen, shopping, and attending church.
Claddie loved Tate Temple and served dutifully as a deaconess, communion assistant, choir member, hospitality helper, YWCC member, CWC member, and member of the collegiate ministry.
Her life was full and she was truly sincere in heart. The memory of her existence will forever be woven into the lives of those who were blessed to know Claddie M. Dixon. She leaves two sisters, Josephine Dixon of North Little Rock, AR and Stella (Paul) Hale of Arkadelphia; three brothers, James T. (Gretchel) Dixon of Austin, TX, George (Anita) Dixon of Milwaukee, WI, and Calvin (Lurethia) Dixon of Little Rock, AR; three aunts, Zelma Smith of Arkadelphia, AR, Petronia Lambert of Newark, NJ and Eloise Blackmon of Hot Springs, AR. Although she never had children of her own, she raised, loved, supported, spoiled, and chastised several nieces, nephews, and god-children all while loving them, as her own. She leaves other relatives, several friends, special friends, Charlene Knox, Nettie Lambert, Fred and Angela Coleman, and the Tate Temple COGIC family.
Public visitation will be Friday, October 29, 2021, from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held graveside on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at White Springs Cemetery with Superintendent Leroy Williams, officiating.
Pallbearers honorable to mention are her nephews, Corey Dixon, Orlando Bradley, Tremaine Dixon, Rodney Dixon, Chris Dixon, and Jared Dixon.