Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Obituary of Mrs. Verdie P. Dillon

Mrs. Verdie P. Dillion
Mrs. Verdie P. Dillon was born to Hilery and Laura Powell, Oct 15, 1885 in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.  She was married to the Mr. O.W. Dillion who preceded her in death. At an early age, Mrs. Dillon united with the Methodist Church and since then has been an active member of St. James United Methodist Church, Magnolia, Mississippi.

She was a faithful member of the choir, United Methodist Women Organization and a dedicated Sunday School teacher. Although Mrs. Dillon's public service to education was in Louisiana, she remained a loyal citizen of Magnolia and surrounding areas of Pike County.

Her interest in mankind, civic and educational organization were reflected in her active affiliations in the Lillie Mae Bryant Federated Club and the Local, State and National Retired Teacher's Association.

Even though Mrs. Dillon had no children of her own, she became a mother to countless of children in the surrounding areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, included among them is a devoted son, included among them is devoted son, Melburne Dillion, and his wife, Mrs. Louise Dillon. Other survivors are six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, Mrs. Bonita Ratliff, Mr. Austine Dillon, brother-in-law; Mrs. Ollie Lawrence, sister-in-law; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

"Like a stalk of corn that ripen in its seasons, she enjoyed the spring of life, endured the toil of summer, culled the fruits of autumn and passed through the rigors of winter, all to embrace the joy and bliss of eternal years."

And Now She Rests

Source: Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies
              Irene Ried Morris Collection