Helen Anderson Dixon, 72, instilled the importance of family, belief in true love

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Helen Anderson Dixon.
Helen Anderson Dixon.

Helen Anderson Dixon, 72, of Varnamtown, passed away Thursday Dec. 17, 2015 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick surrounded by her children after a brief illness.

Helen was born Dec. 9, 1943 to the late William Anderson and Katie Caison Anderson of Sunset Harbor. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by the love of her life, Tentis Dixon, her first born twins and her son Tann Dixon.

She is survived by daughters, Kaye Clemmons Cate (John) of Wilmington, Christy Melton (John) of Rocky Point, Tina Nobles (Kenny) of Leland and Faye Carter (Ronald) of Supply; sons Will Moore of Goldsboro, Tentis Dixon Moore (Dee) and Randy Dixon of Varnamtown; grandchildren Bobby Cate (Amber), Eugene Watts, Tyler Gatlin (Sarah), Vera Nobles, Heather Nobles, Kenneth Nobles, Sheena Wilson (Jeremy),  Jeff Benedict (Kaitlin), Ronald Carter-Stanley, Nicole Hurd, Cheyenne Carter, Mark Carter, Harold Carter, Ronald Carter, Heather Laird (Matt); and great-grandchildren Abby, Noah, Lily, Jase, Jesse, Connor, Elaton, Nycere and, soon to be born, Hunter Lee and Chloie Marie.

Helen taught her children many things, including that the most important thing in life is family, that true love does exist and a love of photographs and music.  She was a wonderful dancer who won many dance contests with her husband, Tentis.  She supported her family by oystering in the Lockwood Folly Inlet and heading shrimp. She will continue to live on through her descendants because each one has unique traits that they inherited from her.

Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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