Sandra Coleman  Dixon
Sandra Coleman Dixon

January 28, 1942 - September 5, 2018
Born in Philadelphia, PA
Resided in Palatka, Florida
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Sandra Coleman Dixon, 76, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord in her sleep Wednesday morning (September 5, 2018) at her residence in Palatka, FL.

A short-time resident of Palatka, Sandra was a long-time resident of Waycross and had also lived in Racepond, GA, Kingsland, GA, Cartersville, GA, Miami, FL, and Philadelphia, PA where she was born. She was the daughter of the late James Britt Coleman and Joyce Howard Coleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband Harold H. Dixon, of Waycross and a brother David Coleman of New York.
Sandra graduated from Charlton County High School in Folkston, GA where she played high school basketball and was once crowned Homecoming Queen.

Sandra worked as a Nursery School Attendant at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA,as a florist at Dixon’s Florist for several years, as a teacher’s aide at Wacona Elementary School in Waycross, and for many years at the Waycross Christian Bookstore in Waycross (a job she cherished).

Sandra had been a member of Jamestown Baptist Church before moving to Palatka, FL where she became a member of First Baptist Church. She was also a former member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Waycross for many years.

Aside from being active in church, Sandra’s life reflected a personal relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ. She loved God, loved others and most especially her family, many friends and her second husband Lyrece Tyre. Sandra was very proud of all of her grandchildren. This writer witnessed Sandra’s choice to forgive others several times throughout her life and was simply astounded at the grace and mercy she chose to give. Sandra exemplified Christian love and service as she cared for Harold for many years as he slowly succumbed to Parkinson’s disease.

Sandra enjoyed spending time with family and friends, dining out and traveling with Lyrece, watching football and basketball on television as well as attending games with her daughter Robyn. Sandra enjoyed singing, playing the piano as well as caring for her pet dogs throughout the years. She read hundreds of Christian novels and was an Elvis fan.

Survivors include her husband Lyrece Tyre, a daughter Robyn Dixon Calkins (husband Matt) of Jacksonville, FL, a son Russell Dixon (wife Vicki) of Mason, OH, four grandchildren Lauren Dixon, Rachel Calkins, Pavel Katchanov, and Isabella Katchanov as well as many cherished friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday (September 8, 2018) at Jamestown Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Friday evening at Music Funeral Home.

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Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Friday, September 7, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jamestown Baptist Church
3800 A B C Ave.
Waycross, GA US 31503
Saturday, September 8, 2018
1:00 PM
Greenlawn Cemetery
5000 Brunswick Hwy.
Waycross, GA US 31503
Saturday, September 8, 2018