Elsie Beatrice "Bea" Dixon, 85, Orange
Last updated 8/29/2022 at 8:51am
Elsie Beatrice “Bea” Dixon, 85, of Orange, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 25, 2022, in Vidor, TX. Visitation begins at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Chip Anthony. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Born in Winnsboro, Louisiana, on February 26, 1937, Bea was the daughter of William and Allie Gwin. Bea was married to the love of her life Oscar for 66 wonderful years. They were dedicated members of North Orange Baptist Church for 65 years, 25 of which she served as a Sunday School teacher. Bea enjoyed being outdoors and took great pride in her well manicured lawn and immaculate flower beds. Her hard work and attention to detail earned “Yard of the Month”. God was her foundation and she loved her family more than anything. Caring for and playing with her grands and great-grands was her greatest passion. Bea was very wise and had an answer or home remedy for nearly everything. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, and crafts in her down time. Bea was a devoted wife, loving mother, nurturing grandmother, caring sister, and devoted friend to many. She was deeply loved by and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Allie Gwin; son Ronnie K. Dixon; as well as her six siblings. She is survived by her loving husband, Oscar Dixon; children, Michael E. Dixon (Rebecca), Sharon K. Dowden (Tim) both of Orange, Joel “Rusty”Pontenberg (Marcia) of Tampa, Florida; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other loving family members and dear friends. Serving as pallbearers will be James Hooker, Michael S. Dixon, Phillip Bachman, Allen Friend, Tim Smith, and Tyler Burris . Honorary pallbearers are Curt Dixon, Sam Dixon, Charlie Dixon, Sherby Dixon, Vernon Dixon, and Thomas Dixon.