Kathryn Barnett Dixon of Burlington, NC, was called home on December 27, 2020. Born on June 11, 1941 to the late Judith Barnett Brown and the late Sidney Robert Brown, Kathryn attended New York City public schools. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development from Lehman College, Bronx, New York and married her childhood sweetheart, the late Marshall David Dixon.
Kathryn was a lifelong educator and retired from the New York City Public School system after 27 years. Upon retirement, she relocated to Burlington, NC, where she opened and operated Ms. D’s in-home daycare center for 13 years. Kathryn’s interests included reading (at least 4 books every 2 weeks); crocheting; completing jigsaw puzzles; travel; and spending time with loved ones. She was a member of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Jerry W. Raleigh, Sr.
Kathryn is survived by an extremely grateful family of Burlington, NC: daughter Audrean Faith Dixon, son Dwayne Marcellus Dixon, grandsons Jason Alexander Dixon-Acosta, Esquire (Providence, RI) and Damien Austin Burton Dixon; as well as great granddaughters Nakia Chanel Holman-Burton and newborn Khalani Annie Nicole Russell. Kathryn is also survived by a host of loved ones both near and far including life-long sister-friends Mrs. Yvonne (Earl) Spellman of Staten Island, NY and Mrs. Maggie Clay of Burlington, NC.
On the surface, as an only child, it could be said that Kathryn “did not play well with others.” To which, those whom she knew and who knew her might retort, “she plays very well with others but … she may not play well with you.” Although Kathryn has gone home, the lessons of life and love by Mommy, Grandma, Mae Mae, Kat, Ms. Dixon and Ms. D are here to stay because, above all, “she did it her way.”
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