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James Henry Dickerson

James Henry Dickerson, 80, of Oxford reached his heavenly home on Saturday, November 21, 2020. There to greet him were his parents David Gill and Dulcie Hailey Dickerson; four brothers, David Junior, Russell Edward, Archie Gill, and Charlie McCoy; two sisters, Margarite Dickerson Proctor and Linda Dickerson Woods Smith and a granddaughter, Victoria Joy Harris.

A private family service will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Oxford Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Diane Cottrell Dickerson, a daughter, Allison Dickerson Edwards (JC); a son, Jim Dickerson (Sue); six grandchildren, Hailey Harris Sellers (Zach), Travis Hunter Harris, Cole Dickerson, Lane Dickerson, Conner Gooch and Matt Faulkner (Kelsey); one great-grandson, Memphis Troy Sellers; many nieces, nephews, life long friends, his dog, Lovee and cat, Baby.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kindred Hospice of Oxford for their care and dedication.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church at P.O. Box 398 Oxford, NC 27565; to Harriett Baptist Church at 1354Ruin Creek Rd., Henderson, NC 27537 or to the charity of your choice.


  • Gayle Faucette Posted November 23, 2020 10:16 pm

    Diane, my heart breaks for you. I was sorry to hear about James. I pray God will put his loving, heal, peaceful arms around you and your family. Cherish the many memories you have in your heart and know we are praying for you and your family. Love and miss you.

  • Richard Pulsifer Posted November 23, 2020 10:24 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless you ang give you the strength you will need in the coming days. Richard

  • Bill and Janet Best Posted November 23, 2020 11:42 pm

    Diane May God bless you and your family at this time now that James has received his invitation to heaven. There is no more health problems when we get to heaven and what a blessing. Our prayers are with you.

  • Jarvis Newton Posted November 23, 2020 11:54 pm

    Dianne and family. It hurts so bad when one of us
    (Class of 58) passes on. Know that you and yours were not the only ones who loved James. May God
    Help youall thru these trying times.

  • Wayne Tingen Posted November 24, 2020 12:44 am

    Diane I am sorry to hear of James’s passing, I remember all those Rook game and the good times we all shared. May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow. You and all your family are in my prayers.

  • John Tovey Posted November 24, 2020 12:57 am

    My most sincere condolences to Diane and her family, James ( and Diane) was a special member of our Sunday School class . He will be greatly missed , R.I.P. James , God Bless your family.

  • Jeannette Carey Posted November 24, 2020 3:44 am

    Duane, I am so sorry to hear about the loss if Janes. Let the beautiful memories fill your heart and please know you and your family l y are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

  • Hillman Currin Posted November 24, 2020 4:15 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Dickerson family on the loss of James Henry. Henry was a joy to be around, and he can be credited with raising two fine children. My sons, Frank and Randy also send thoughts of sympathy. Henry’s death is truly a loss. Hillman and Gayle Currin

  • William H West Jr Posted November 24, 2020 4:46 am

    We are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. May the Lord be with you and ease your pain. James will be greatly missed. Love, Bill and Jean

  • Deborah Tuck Posted November 24, 2020 7:17 pm

    Diane and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Presley and Deborah Tuck

  • Cathy Adcock Yancey Posted November 24, 2020 7:45 pm

    Diane and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray the Lord will bring you peace and comfort.

  • Ruthie Anstead & Billy Ayscue Posted November 24, 2020 8:46 pm

    Diane , so sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers go to you & your family. Love Ruthie & BIlly

  • Kathy Boyd Posted November 24, 2020 10:51 pm

    Diane, Allison, Jim, and Family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember when Allison and Jim came through the school system. What wonderful parents to work with. Cherish all the special moments that you spent together. May God lift you up and support you through the difficult times that lie ahead. Some students and parents you never forget.

  • Ken Adcock Posted November 25, 2020 6:47 am

    Keeping all the family in my thoughts and prayers. He was always such a kind and friendly person to meet.

  • Faye Flora Posted November 25, 2020 8:55 am

    Diane, Allison and Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. James was a special friend. I enjoyed my years at West Oxford Baptist Church with your family. We had many happy times serving in the choir with Shirley Newton as our director. Thanks for sharing your family with ours. We love you.

  • Jim Priscilla Adcock Posted November 25, 2020 5:17 pm

    Diane and family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. James has always been one of our favorites. We will cherish all our memories together. A lovely service. Enjoyed the pretty singing. Love

  • Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Gray Posted December 2, 2020 4:18 am

    Mrs. Dickerson I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My husband Ricky and I offer our most sincere condolences to you and your children, grandchildren and great grandchild. We miss seeing our Oxford Baptist Church family, and hate that we cannot be around people at such difficult times due to COVID-19. May God be with you in times to come, and may you forever cherish the fond memories of time spent with Mr. Dickerson. Offering prayers for your grief and sadness.

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