Paul Dwight DixonAugust 18, 1971 ~ November 22, 2017 (age 46)
Paul Dwight Dixon was born August 18, 1971 in Waycross to Vallee "Mary" Rooks and the late Joel White.
Deacon Dixon received his education at Bacon County High School. He learned welding and also attended Okefenokee Technical College in Alma, GA, where he studied air conditioning and refrigeration and electric. He was employed by Fleetwood Home, Clayton Homes and General Housing. In 1999, he moved to Fitzgerald, GA where he worked for Fleetwood Homes and the Fitzgerald Rail Car, where he was a welder. Welding was his first love, he always said, "he was a golden arm". Upon moving back to Waycross, he was employed with Trinity Rail/Transco Rail for many years but later moved his employment to GATX. In 2014 he resigned his employment with GATX to pursue his own business. Paul established his own trucking company, PSU (Paul, Sha, Unique) Dixon Transportation, in 2013. In February 2017 he started a second business, Unique Cargo and Trailers. He was very skilled and loved working with his hands, the backbone was his domain.
Deacon Dixon gave his life to Christ and joined New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in 2006. In 2007 he was ordained as a Deacon under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. James E. Owens, Sr. He continued to serve as Sunday School Superintendent, church treasurer and trustee under Rev. Gloria J. Oden until God called him home. Deacon Dixon served in the St. John Missionary Baptist Association, he held the position of Treasurer and Sunday School Superintendent. Deacon Paul Dixon was also a member the Masonic Lodge, Bright Star #108 of Waycross, GA. He met his soul mate Ethel Sha Sequoia Clark in 1993 and were united in marriage October 19, 2002, and to this union a daughter was born, Unique Laquoia Dixon. Deacon Dixon was a devoted family man and friend that will stick closer than a brother. He loved family, family gatherings, grilling, cooking, having fun and helping others.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Edwin White, Edward White and Joel "JoJo" White; one sister, Annette Dixon-Heard; one god-son, Arzjahwun McGauley; step-father, Walter Rooks, and step-mother, Ida White.
God called his servant home to rest from his earthly labor on November 22, 2017.
Deacon Dixon leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Ethel Sha Dixon, one daughter, Unique Dixon of Waycross; his mother, Valle Rooks of Alma, GA; nine sisters, Peal Allen (Thomas) of Jesup, GA, Brenda Roberts (Henry), Glenda Bacon (Eric) of Midway, GA. Bell Bivins of Alma, Peggy Buxton of Hinesville, GA, Shirley Lee, Carolyn Allen, Rosa O'Neal, and JoAnn Peterson (Larry) of Alma; five brothers, Henry "Dee-Dap" Dixon of Fitzgerald, Larry Dixon, Jerome White, Timothy King of Alma, and Vince White (Penny) of Waycross; several aunts and uncles, Roger Kiing (Sarah), Priscilla King, Dorothy Taylor (Charles), Maude King, Geraldine Grant (Ulysses), and Rev. Willie White (Elizabeth); one great-aunt, Estella Edwards of Bristol, GA; one god-daughter, Patricia Avigail Simmons; his father and mother-in-law, David and Diane Moore-Parker, two brothers-in-law, Cedric L. King and Sharrod Parker-Craig (Bonnie) all of Waycross, GA; his extended Moore family of Waycross, Blackshear, Atlanta, South Carolina, and Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews who held a special place in his heart, a host of sorrowing family and friends and his brothers from another mother.