Jean Catherine Junot Dixon passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. On earth she was an angel to all she met. Now she has joined God's Heavenly angels to watch down on those that she loved. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Granny, and friend who will be sorely missed. Visitation will be on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 10:00 AM in the sanctuary of Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe, followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 AM with The Right Rev. Richard Norman officiating.
Jean was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 23, 1926, to Omer Hippolyte Junot and Edna Bajon Junot. She lived in Baton Rouge all her childhood and graduated from Baton Rouge High School. She attended LSU where she was chosen as a campus beauty and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. While at LSU, she met M.S. Dixon, Jr. (Sonny). They were married soon after and were married for over 64 years.
She and Sonny moved to Sterlington and later to Monroe. During those years, Jean was very involved in her church and her community. She was a long time member of Grace Episcopal Church where she was a devoted participant in Daughters of the King. She especially enjoyed the years she was a part of Petey Smith's Sunday School Class. Jean served as President of Monroe Junior League and was an active participant in League activities. For many years she was the director of St Paul's United Methodist Church Day School. After retiring from the Day School, she became a docent at the Biedenharn Museum. By the time she retired from the museum, she was the person responsible for coordinating all the museum's programming and events.
Jean enjoyed her weekly bridge clubs. She played on Wednesday and Thursday and loved the friendships she made. Above all, she loved her family. Her children and grandchildren were the loves of her life. Wherever they went, from Montana to Monroe, she went with them. Granny rarely ever missed an event if she could get there.
She will also be remembered for her two most favorite greetings: Hey Daa-lin and Hey Shu-ga.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, M.S. Dixon, Jr (Sonny), and her son-in-law, Mike Hart. She is survived by her children: daughters Linda Hart-Berkemeyer (Ronnie), Jean Ann Taylor (Allen), Cathi Thompson (Ross), and son Junot Dixon (Lisa); her grandchildren Michael Hart, Molly Hart Keene (Steve), Kristian Taylor Quinn (Michael), Corey Taylor (De Ann), Kati Taylor Hennessey (Paul), Amanda Thompson Debnam (Matthew), Sarah Thompson Nerren (Mitchell), Jordan Haddad, and Stuart Haddad, and 13 great grand-children: Dylan, Taylor, and Hunter Quinn; Marley, Addison, and Emory Taylor; Kountry, Caden and Sadie Hennessey; Evangeline Hart; Oliver and Mirabelle Keene; and Edie Debnam. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Elizabeth (Mickey) Cyr and niece Patricia Cyr Hansen.
The family would like to express great love and gratitude to her caregivers who watched over her with tremendous love and care: Tracy Juneau, Annie Morehead, Ella Jones, and Nita Morrison, and to St. Joseph Hospice especially Shannon Newton, Denise Butler, and Mary Carroll. Their care of our mother was far beyond what one would expect.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Med Camps of Louisiana, St. .Jude Children's Research Hospital, Make A Wish, Grace Episcopal Church, or a charity of your choice.
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