A Time to Be Born
Mrs. Mary Ella Qualls Dixon was born on March 30, 1950 to the late David and Sarah Isabel Wise Qualls in Ridgeway, South Carolina.
A Time to Be Educated
Mary Dixon attended Geiger Elementary School in Ridgeway, South Carolina and graduated from Fairfield High School in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Mary, affectionately known as “Mae”, continued her education at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and received a Master Degree from Grand Canyon University. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and the Order of the Eastern Star among many others.
A Time to Worship
Mary was a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church at an early age. After her marriage, she joined Round Top Baptist Church. After the death of her husband, Mary went back to Lebanon where she was a faithful member until her death.
A Time to Serve
Mary began her career as a teacher’s aide at Geiger Elementary School and later became a case manager with Gleams Head Start.
A Time to Love
Mary was married to the late Mason Dixon, to this union they were blessed with two sons, Tideaus and Michael Dixon.
A Time to Depart from this Life to Eternity
On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, God called Mary Q. Dixon home at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason Dixon; parents, David and Sarah Qualls; and two brothers, David and Robert Qualls.
A Time to Remember
Mary Q. Dixon leaves to cherish precious memories to her two sons, Tideaus (Shannah) Dixon of Florence, SC and Michael Dixon of Columbia, SC; four sisters, Rosa (Butler) Cornelius of Blythewood, SC, Sarah (Michael) Belton of Columbia, SC, Ruthie Watson of Blythewood, SC, and Nancy Graham of Charlotte, NC; three brothers. James Qualls of Ridgeway, SC, Abraham (Angela) Qualls of Camden, SC and Solomon Qualls of Blythewood, SC; two grandchildren, Deborah Dixon of Columbia, SC and Mason Dixon of Florence, SC; three sisters-in-law, Nellie Qualls of Tampa, FL, Sally (Frank) Mack of Blythewood, SC and Shirley Thompson of Columbia, SC; four aunts, Dorothy Trapp, Beatrice Lawhorn, Vivian Cunningham, and Alice Bell; three uncles, Bobby, Johnny, and Tommy Wise;special friends, Mr. Grady Gibson and Ms. Betty Sue Gibson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.
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