|“If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain.” This was the Christian philosophy of the late Mrs. Dora Turner Dickson, widow of the late Reverend Joseph Simon Dickson. She departed this life on Thursday, April12, 1973.
She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace Turner, Norwood, Louisiana; baptized in New Orleans as a Baptist. She married Reverend J. S. Dickson December 15, 1924 in Jefferson Parish. She was baptized as a Methodist by her husband after their marital union. Together they served churches all over Louisiana seeking to save souls for the Kingdom of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Mrs. Dickson was known by everyone as a Christian woman. She loved and was loved by both the old and the young. All through her life her aim was to help mankind in whatever way she could.
She was active in her church, community, and her home. She was a member of the daughters of Universal Order of Eastern Stars.
She is fondly loved and sadly missed by her daughter, Mrs. Vera Barber, Los Angeles, California, her devoted sisters: Mrs. Amelia Turner and Mrs. Laura Turner, Baton Rouge, granddaughters, Mrs. Eivera Bennett, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Julia Mae Alien, Los Angeles; grandson, Daniel Samuels Jr., Greensboro, North Carolina, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She decided to follow Jesus and slipped away into His bosom of Love. “She is not dead but just resting in Jesus.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1973; p. 135 By J. C. Bibbons|