Mrs. Jane Lindsey Norris Dixon
INMAN, S.C. - Mrs. Jane Lindsey Norris Dixon, 84, died
Friday, April 30, 2010, at Rose Crest Health Care Center,
Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Born January 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late
Owen Lindsey and Jamye Lindsey of Swainsboro, Georgia.
Her beloved husband of 30 years, Bill, predeceased her.
The 33rd annual Bill Norris Memorial Golf Tournament,
was held last weekend in Thomson. After returning to her
hometown, Swainsboro, she married Dr. Madison Dixon,
who also predeceased her. They enjoyed the retirement
years fishing, playing bridge, and traveling.
"Mama Jane's" survivors include her son and daughter-inlaw,
Jim and Susan Norris of Spartanburg; her granddaughter
Hunter and husband David of Greer, SC.; her grandsons,
Chad Norris and wife Wendy of Greer, SC; Gabe Norris and
wife Allyson of Bishop, Ga. Also surviving are seven greatgrandchildren,
Sam, Neely, Ruthie, Ansley Jane, David,
Jack, and Ellie, and several nieces and nephews.
She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church serving
three-year olds for 40 years at the First Baptist Churches in
Thomson and Swainsboro. Her deep faith, sweet spirit, and
joyful teaching touched the lives of countless children as
she faithfully proclaimed who Jesus is. As a 1946 graduate
of the Georgia State College for Women at Milledgeville
she began and ended a 30 year teaching career at Thomson
High School, where she lovingly worked with many Jr/Sr
Proms, and was particularly dedicated to the senior classes,
serving as a senior class advisor and an advisor for the senior
trips and graduations. She was especially proud of the many
awards that her Business Education students won over the
years. Mama Jane was a gifted gardener with a special talent
for her precious and abundant roses, which she happily
shared with the Thomson community for 40 years.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 2, at 3 pm
at First Baptist Church, Thomson, with her two grandsons,
both ordained ministers, officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made to Connect
Ministries, 1431 Capital Avenue, Suite 123, Watkinsville,
Ga., 30677, in care of Angela.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010