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Blanchie Ree Jenkins Dillon

Services for Blanchie Ree Jenkins Dillon of Brookhaven are 11a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church withburial in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 7 p.m., with family presentat 6 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Dillon, 60, died Dec. 20, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Quentin on Dec. 24, 1943, to Frank Jenkins and Cora JenkinsSmith of Brookhaven.

She was retired after 32 years of service. She was a 1963graduate of Eva H. Harris. She was a graduate from Jackson StateUniversity, and she received her Master’s degree from MississippiCollege. She was a member of Greenwood Mississippi Baptist Church,where she served as senior choir member and financial secretary.She also served with Women Empowered Women, Chosen Single Ministry,and as a Sunday school teacher. She served as secretary of theBrookhaven Singing Union and the South Mississippi Singing Union.She taught in the Hazlehurst Public School District, where sheserved as director for St. Paul’s Daycare and New Vision Preschool.She also taught at Mississippi Job Corps in Crystal Springs.

Preceding her in death were her father; and two sisters, RevelJenkins and Versie Bell McCray.

Survivors are her mother; her sons, Frederick F. Dixon andRoderick R. Dixon, both of Brookhaven, and Willie L. Dillon ofCincinnati, Ohio; her sisters and a brother-in-law, Lillie R.Floyd, Julia and Shelby Mitchell, and Frankie Chandler, all ofBrookhaven; her adopted sisters, Betty J. Dillon, CharlestineWaterman, Annie L. Tillman, JoAnn Robinson, Maxine Dillon and MaryP. Smith, all of Brookhaven, and Patricia Dillon of Denver, Colo.;her adopted brother, Levi Dillon of Brookhaven; her stepsisters,Thelma Dixon of Brookhaven and Ina Thomas of Milwaukee, Wis.; herstepbrothers, Alcorn Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., and Billy Smith ofPhoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; a special niece, Rose Byrd; aspecial friend, Nathanial McCray of Brookhaven; a godson; and ahost of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousinsand other relatives and friends.