Obituary for Catherine Dixon
Catherine M. Dixon departed this life on November 11, 2017 at her home in Somerset, NJ.
Catherine was born on July 4, 1936 in Harlem Hospital. She was the first of three children born to Joseph and Annabelle Glover. She attended and graduated from St. Marks the Evangelist Elementary School and Cathedral High School, both in NYC.
After graduation, she worked for New York Life Insurance Company for six years.
On September 1, 1957, she married the love of her life, Allen T. Dixon. This union produced two children, Allen and Carol Dixon. After getting married, she moved to St. Albans, NY and lived there for the next fifty years.
“Cathy” or “Cat,” as she was affectionately known, worked as a head purchasing agent for the NYC Health and Hospital cooperation for twenty-five years before retiring.
Catherine was baptized and raised a Catholic. After marriage, she attended St. Bonaventure R.C. Church in Jamaica, NY faithfully with her family.
Later in her adult life, Catherine became a faithful member of Mariner’s Temple Baptist Church in NYC. She was an usher and a very active member in the church until she moved to New Jersey in 2007 to live with her daughter Carol and her family.
Catherine was an avid bowler for many years. She was a very active member of the Lady Birds Bowling Club for over thirty years. She traveled the country with the Lady Birds, bowling in tournaments such as the USBC Women’s National Championship Tournament. Catherine bowled in all fifty states in the US, including Hawaii, California and Las Vegas. Bowling was truly one of her passions.
Catherine was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. The only thing she ever put before her family was loving and worshipping the Lord.
She was also known for her strong personality, her honesty, and her tendency to “tell it like it is.” If you didn’t want her honest opinion, then don’t ask.
Catherine is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in law, Carol and Gunell Charles (Somerset, NJ), three grandchildren Ashley Dixon (Brooklyn, NY), Corey and Malachi Charles (Somerset, NJ), a daughter-in-law, Helen Dixon (Brooklyn, NY), a goddaughter, Nicole Webb (Columbia, SC), a godson, Gilbert Holland, Jr. (Chesapeake, VA), and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and son.