Norma Jean Dixon, 88, lifelong resident of Morrisonville, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Norma was born December 4, 1931 in Morrisonville, the daughter of James and Mary Frances (Freese) Stringer. She married Earl S. Dixon on March 15, 1948 in Pana, and they have enjoyed over 72 years of marriage. Norma was a homemaker, while Earl worked in the coal mine. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Morrisonville. Norma loved shopping, and the trips Earl and she would take to the Grand Canyon and Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Gloria Jean Dixon; daughter-in-law, June Dixon; brothers, Chester Gibson and Wayne Slagel; and sisters, Virginia Hendricks and Dorothy Patraski.
Norma is survived by her husband, Earl S. Dixon of Morrisonville; children, David Earl Dixon of Dallas, Texas, Linda Traylor of Springfield, and Rickey Dixon of Taylorville; grandchildren, James Merrifield, Brooke Herrick, Amber Dixon, and Rachel Dixon; and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Private family services will be held with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.
Interment will follow the ceremonies at Morrisonville Cemetery.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, Ill. 62546 with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.