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Wanda Roberta Dixon

September 19, 1932 — January 7, 2020

Wanda Roberta Dixon, age 87, died peacefully on January 7, 2020. Born in Hendersonville, on September 19, 1932, Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Lula Dixon; brother, Edward Dixon; and sister, Katherine Shelton.

Following her graduation from St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville in 1950, Wanda became a postulant, and then member, of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation. She taught in schools in Jackson, Oak Ridge, McEwen, Memphis, Winchester and Nashville. After leaving the congregation in 1975 to care for her family, she taught young children at Dixon Family Day Care in her Hendersonville home. Wanda also served for many years as cook and housekeeper for Msgr. William Bevington, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake parish in Hendersonville. After undergoing a double amputation in 2015, Wanda moved to Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village where she lived until her passing. She donated her body for medical research at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Visitation will be at Our Lady of the Lake on Friday, January 31, from 6-8 p.m., with a rosary and vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, February 1, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake. Interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, 801 Dominican Dr, Nashville, TN 37228; Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, 4597 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; EWTN Global Catholic Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210; or Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop Thirty Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Services entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville.
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Friday, January 31, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

1729 Stop 30 Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075

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