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Senator Roscoe Dixon, Jr.

September 20, 1949 April 15, 2021
Senator Roscoe Dixon, Jr.
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Obituary for Senator Roscoe Dixon, Jr.

Senator Roscoe Dixon, Jr., 71, passed away April 15, 2021.

Roscoe Dixon Jr. departed this life on April 15, 2021 to rest in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Roscoe was born September 20, 1949 in Gilmore, Arkansas to Roscoe Sr. and Virgie Dixon. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School and Memphis State University. He was the executive director of the Black Business Association. He championed the cause of his fellow man. He served on various boards: Memphis Health Center, Old Hickory Hill Civic Club, Raineshaven Civic Club, Florida Street Civic Club, Associated Catholic Charities, Whitehaven Southwest Mental Health Center. Roscoe served two years in the US Army and 16 years in the Tennessee National Guard attaining the rank of Captain. Roscoe engaged in causes to help people achieve equality, fairness and prosperity such as Operation PUSH, NAACP, and the Urban League. Roscoe was elected as a state representative in 1982. Representing district 87 he was instrumental in funding for the Memphis Health Center. In 1994, Roscoe was elected to the Tennessee State Senate representing district 33.

Roscoe met his wife, Gloria Dobbins at a political social gathering. Roscoe and Gloria were married at St. Peter Baptist Church, August 29, 1981.

Roscoe is survived by his wife of 39 years, Gloria, his step father Willie (Stella) Moore, mother in law Hazel Dobbins, sisters Catherine and Sandra (Craig) brothers Ricky (Judy) Bobby and Danny, sister in laws Dorothy (Robert) Thelma (Vaughn) Cheryl and nephews, cousins and many friends.

The family will receive friends Friday April 23rd from 4pm-7pm at Serenity Funeral Home 1638 Sycamore View Road. Funeral viewing Saturday April 24th from 11am-12 at Serenity. Funeral service is Noon Saturday April 24th at Serenity.

Seating is limited to family on April 25th. The service was live streamed as a Facebook live on Serenity Funeral Home's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/haroldfordfuneralchapel/

The family welcomes donations to Capps Inc 4041 Knight Arnold, as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers.


Celebration of the Life of Roscoe Dixon

Public Visitation:

Friday, April 23, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road
Outdoors Chapel

Celebration of Life Service:
(DUE to COVID RESTRICTIONS FAMILY ONLY):

12 Noon, Saturday, April 24, 2021
Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road

**Services will be LIVE Streamed via Serenity’s Website

Interment:

Enon Springs MBC Cemetery
4541 Bright Road
Hernando, MS 38632

Roscoe was passionate about his work with CAAP, an organization that provides substance abuse treatment and prevention. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy may consider making a donation to the work Roscoe cherished.

Donations may be sent to:

Cocaine Alcohol Awareness Program (CAAP)
4023 Knight Arnold
Memphis, TN 38118
901-360-0442

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901)379-0861.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Apr

4:00 PM 4/23/2021 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/23/2021 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home - Outdoor Chapel

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home - Outdoor Chapel
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

24

Apr

11:00 AM 4/24/2021 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/24/2021 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home - Outdoor Chapel

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home - Outdoor Chapel
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Apr

12:00 PM 4/24/2021 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home - Outdoor Chapel

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home - Outdoor Chapel
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Enon Springs Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

4541 Bright Road
Hernando, MS 38632

4541 Bright Road Hernando 38632 MS
United States
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