Services will be held June 25 for Bertha McLemore Dixon.
Dixon died June 17, 2012. She was 94.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1917 to Lula and Walter McLemore in Edgefield, S.C. She moved to Philadelphia at a young age and graduated from William Penn High School in 1934.
In 1942, she met and married Horace Dixon. This union was blessed with two sons, Ali Salahuddin and Radi Dixon. Salahuddin is the cofounder of the d’Zert Club’s African Genesis Institute. The organization has taken more than 3000 African-American youth and adults to Africa since 1997. The program worked very closely with Edward Robinson who died on June 13.
Dixon was employed with the federal government and retired from the U. S. Army Electronics Command in 1974 after 25 years of dedicated service.
In 1943, she joined the St. Paul’s Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, an usher and secretary of the women’s society.
Dixon is survived by her two sons, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two daughters in laws and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held June 25 at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 1000 Wallace St. Viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial is in Ivy Hill Cemetery.
John H. Joynes Funeral Home handled the arrangements.