In Loving Memory of Dr. Ollie Mae Dixon


Dr. Ollie Mae Dixon was born March 30,1935 in Hickory, Mississippi. She passed away in her home on January 6, 2022 at the age of 86.

She was a devout member of Paradise Baptist Church. She formerly attended Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Truevine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church. Ollie (affectionately known as “Granny”) loved the Lord and spent countless hours studying God’s word and writing sermons on various Biblical topics. Her passion was giving encouragement and Biblical instructions to the younger woman that crossed her path. Ollie, at the age of 60, decided to return to school and earn her associates degree in Theology. This quest led her to obtain her Doctor of Religious Education Degree in May 18, 1999 from the Bishop A. L. Hardy Academy. She also became a beloved professor at the Academy for approximately 10 years teaching English and Black History. She loved the Lord and stayed busy in the churches named above until her health became a barrier. She served as a Mother, Deaconess, Mission President and Teacher, Women’s Ministry President and Teacher, Choir Member, and Usher Board Member. She felt her calling was to teach God’s word to others and she strived to carry out this work until she passed.

Ollie’s other passion was to cook and care for her family and friends. She had many adopted family members that have enjoyed her cooking, including her famous fried chicken, dressing, chicken and dumplings, and collard greens to name a few. Everyone that came to the house had something to eat and immediately became a beloved member of her family. She will be remembered for the many exchange students she welcomed into her home from countries such as Japan, Guatemala and Spain and for the many foster children that called her mom. Dr. Ollie Dixon loved life and would always have a funny commentary, sound advice or a prayer to offer anyone that came by her house, called her on the phone, or followed her on Facebook. Granny was adored and will remain in the hearts of all those she touched.

Her passing was preceded by her parents, Roy Morris and Fannie Denham Morris, her siblings, Robert Johnson, Claudia Rodgers, Billy Morris, her loving husband Nathaniel Dixon and their son Kenneth Wade Dixon, and her grandson Darrell Wash. Ollie leaves to cherish her children, Phyllis and John Nettles of Burien, Bruce and Kelly Dixon of Buckley, Tracy Dixon of Auburn, and Scott Dixon of Auburn. She is also survived by her sister in law Bettie Dixon of Fort Myers, Florida, grandchildren Bridgette, Damon, Ciera, Cayla, Chantel, Tia, Mylz, Andrew, and her baby girl Quinisa. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Anthony, Laurel, and Deshanna, just to name a few of the many great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Service, January 29, 2022, 11 AM, Paradise Baptist Church, 4353 S. Henderson Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Repast to follow Service, Lakewood Seward Park Community Center, 4916 S. Angeline Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Come join the family for a Soul Food Lunch in honor of Dr. Ollie Dixon.Dr. Ollie Mae Dixon was born March 30,1935 in Hickory, Mississippi. She passed away in her home on January 6, 2022 at the age of 86.

She was a devout member of Paradise Baptist Church. She formerly attended Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Truevine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church. Ollie (affectionately known as “Granny”) loved the Lord and spent countless hours studying God’s word and writing sermons on various Biblical topics. Her passion was giving encouragement and Biblical instructions to the younger woman that crossed her path. Ollie, at the age of 60, decided to return to school and earn her associates degree in Theology. This quest led her to obtain her Doctor of Religious Education Degree in May 18, 1999 from the Bishop A. L. Hardy Academy. She also became a beloved professor at the Academy for approximately 10 years teaching English and Black History. She loved the Lord and stayed busy in the churches named above until her health became a barrier. She served as a Mother, Deaconess, Mission President and Teacher, Women’s Ministry President and Teacher, Choir Member, and Usher Board Member. She felt her calling was to teach God’s word to others and she strived to carry out this work until she passed.

Ollie’s other passion was to cook and care for her family and friends. She had many adopted family members that have enjoyed her cooking, including her famous fried chicken, dressing, chicken and dumplings, and collard greens to name a few. Everyone that came to the house had something to eat and immediately became a beloved member of her family. She will be remembered for the many exchange students she welcomed into her home from countries such as Japan, Guatemala and Spain and for the many foster children that called her mom. Dr. Ollie Dixon loved life and would always have a funny commentary, sound advice or a prayer to offer anyone that came by her house, called her on the phone, or followed her on Facebook. Granny was adored and will remain in the hearts of all those she touched.

Her passing was preceded by her parents, Roy Morris and Fannie Denham Morris, her siblings, Robert Johnson, Claudia Rodgers, Billy Morris, her loving husband Nathaniel Dixon and their son Kenneth Wade Dixon, and her grandson Darrell Wash. Ollie leaves to cherish her children, Phyllis and John Nettles of Burien, Bruce and Kelly Dixon of Buckley, Tracy Dixon of Auburn, and Scott Dixon of Auburn. She is also survived by her sister in law Bettie Dixon of Fort Myers, Florida, grandchildren Bridgette, Damon, Ciera, Cayla, Chantel, Tia, Mylz, Andrew, and her baby girl Quinisa. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Anthony, Laurel, and Deshanna, just to name a few of the many great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Service, January 29, 2022, 11 AM, Paradise Baptist Church, 4353 S. Henderson Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Repast to follow Service, Lakewood Seward Park Community Center, 4916 S. Angeline Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Come join the family for a Soul Food Lunch in honor of Dr. Ollie Dixon.Dr. Ollie Mae Dixon was born March 30,1935 in Hickory, Mississippi. She passed away in her home on January 6, 2022 at the age of 86.

She was a devout member of Paradise Baptist Church. She formerly attended Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Truevine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church. Ollie (affectionately known as “Granny”) loved the Lord and spent countless hours studying God’s word and writing sermons on various Biblical topics. Her passion was giving encouragement and Biblical instructions to the younger woman that crossed her path. Ollie, at the age of 60, decided to return to school and earn her associates degree in Theology. This quest led her to obtain her Doctor of Religious Education Degree in May 18, 1999 from the Bishop A. L. Hardy Academy. She also became a beloved professor at the Academy for approximately 10 years teaching English and Black History. She loved the Lord and stayed busy in the churches named above until her health became a barrier. She served as a Mother, Deaconess, Mission President and Teacher, Women’s Ministry President and Teacher, Choir Member, and Usher Board Member. She felt her calling was to teach God’s word to others and she strived to carry out this work until she passed.

Ollie’s other passion was to cook and care for her family and friends. She had many adopted family members that have enjoyed her cooking, including her famous fried chicken, dressing, chicken and dumplings, and collard greens to name a few. Everyone that came to the house had something to eat and immediately became a beloved member of her family. She will be remembered for the many exchange students she welcomed into her home from countries such as Japan, Guatemala and Spain and for the many foster children that called her mom. Dr. Ollie Dixon loved life and would always have a funny commentary, sound advice or a prayer to offer anyone that came by her house, called her on the phone, or followed her on Facebook. Granny was adored and will remain in the hearts of all those she touched.

Her passing was preceded by her parents, Roy Morris and Fannie Denham Morris, her siblings, Robert Johnson, Claudia Rodgers, Billy Morris, her loving husband Nathaniel Dixon and their son Kenneth Wade Dixon, and her grandson Darrell Wash. Ollie leaves to cherish her children, Phyllis and John Nettles of Burien, Bruce and Kelly Dixon of Buckley, Tracy Dixon of Auburn, and Scott Dixon of Auburn. She is also survived by her sister in law Bettie Dixon of Fort Myers, Florida, grandchildren Bridgette, Damon, Ciera, Cayla, Chantel, Tia, Mylz, Andrew, and her baby girl Quinisa. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Anthony, Laurel, and Deshanna, just to name a few of the many great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Service, January 29, 2022, 11 AM, Paradise Baptist Church, 4353 S. Henderson Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Repast to follow Service, Lakewood Seward Park Community Center, 4916 S. Angeline Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Come join the family for a Soul Food Lunch in honor of Dr. Ollie Dixon.Dr. Ollie Mae Dixon was born March 30,1935 in Hickory, Mississippi. She passed away in her home on January 6, 2022 at the age of 86.

She was a devout member of Paradise Baptist Church. She formerly attended Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Truevine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church. Ollie (affectionately known as “Granny”) loved the Lord and spent countless hours studying God’s word and writing sermons on various Biblical topics. Her passion was giving encouragement and Biblical instructions to the younger woman that crossed her path. Ollie, at the age of 60, decided to return to school and earn her associates degree in Theology. This quest led her to obtain her Doctor of Religious Education Degree in May 18, 1999 from the Bishop A. L. Hardy Academy. She also became a beloved professor at the Academy for approximately 10 years teaching English and Black History. She loved the Lord and stayed busy in the churches named above until her health became a barrier. She served as a Mother, Deaconess, Mission President and Teacher, Women’s Ministry President and Teacher, Choir Member, and Usher Board Member. She felt her calling was to teach God’s word to others and she strived to carry out this work until she passed.

Ollie’s other passion was to cook and care for her family and friends. She had many adopted family members that have enjoyed her cooking, including her famous fried chicken, dressing, chicken and dumplings, and collard greens to name a few. Everyone that came to the house had something to eat and immediately became a beloved member of her family. She will be remembered for the many exchange students she welcomed into her home from countries such as Japan, Guatemala and Spain and for the many foster children that called her mom. Dr. Ollie Dixon loved life and would always have a funny commentary, sound advice or a prayer to offer anyone that came by her house, called her on the phone, or followed her on Facebook. Granny was adored and will remain in the hearts of all those she touched.

Her passing was preceded by her parents, Roy Morris and Fannie Denham Morris, her siblings, Robert Johnson, Claudia Rodgers, Billy Morris, her loving husband Nathaniel Dixon and their son Kenneth Wade Dixon, and her grandson Darrell Wash. Ollie leaves to cherish her children, Phyllis and John Nettles of Burien, Bruce and Kelly Dixon of Buckley, Tracy Dixon of Auburn, and Scott Dixon of Auburn. She is also survived by her sister in law Bettie Dixon of Fort Myers, Florida, grandchildren Bridgette, Damon, Ciera, Cayla, Chantel, Tia, Mylz, Andrew, and her baby girl Quinisa. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Anthony, Laurel, and Deshanna, just to name a few of the many great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Service, January 29, 2022, 11 AM, Paradise Baptist Church, 4353 S. Henderson Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Repast to follow Service, Lakewood Seward Park Community Center, 4916 S. Angeline Street, Seattle, WA 98118

Come join the family for a Soul Food Lunch in honor of Dr. Ollie Dixon.