Ervel Norma Carpenter Dixon
By preddyfuner36002353, Jan 13 2020 05:28PM
Ervel Norma Carpenter Dixon, 93, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home. She was born in Madison County to the late Alvin Holland Carpenter and Carrie Norma Gibbs Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Tucker Dixon; and a brother, Michael Howard Carpenter.
Ervel grew up on her father’s dairy farm in Oak Park and lived in Madison County where she and Randolph raised their family. She was a member of Madison Church of the Brethren, Madison Garden Club since 1963, Daughters of the American Revolution, co-founder of the Brightwood Ruritan Club, and former Madison Home Demonstration Club. Her passion was arranging flowers and she worked at the former Hebron Valley Florist for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Dixon Hawkins and Patti Dixon Lillard and husband Steve, all of Madison; brother, Alvin Holland (Hollie) Carpenter, II; grandchildren, Aaron Hawkins, Matt Hawkins and wife Hilary, Brent Lillard and wife Jessica, Kari Lillard Gaviria and husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Mac, Eppie, and Oak Hawkins, Ryker and Crew Gaviria, and Locklan Lillard.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Madison Church of the Brethren with Pastor Ed Morris and Pastor Johnny Hawkins officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Kari and Jason Gaviria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.
Rest well, Mama Dixon. You were good to us all!
So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember this family when we lived in Madison across from Jim Carpenter lumber company. Fine lady she was. Prayers are with the family.
To all the family. Sorry for your loss but she lived a long and wonderful life. She was a great friend of my mother Margie Aylor. They had many good times together. May God be with you and give peace. Love, Delmer
My first memory of Mrs Dixon is when I would visit my aunt and uncle who lived in Brightwood across from the Dixon’s. I would play with Linda-can’t remember how young we were but we were young!
Time passed and Linda and I grew to be great friends when we both went to school together.
And I’m thankful that we’re still best friends today.
God bless you and your family.
Linda, Patti & Family,
Oh the memories that you have. Ervel was a woman who had many opinions and was never shy to share them. The laughter she brought to all of us was wonderful. She was also the kindest person, always smiling and that devilish laugh that made you know how lucky you were to be in her life. Family was her greatest achievement. Remember all the good times.