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John   Dickerson

Memorial for John Dickerson

Born in El Pleasant, Texas on Jul. 1, 1937
Departed on Dec. 3, 2015 and resided in Austin,, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
11:00 am
Cemetery: Central Texas State Vetrans Cemetery
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Rev. John Ernest Dickerson, St. was born on July 1, 1937 in El Pleasant, Texas. He was the sixth child born to the late Dallas and Mable Parker Dickerson. Rev. Dickerson accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of his Grandfather the late Rev. G.W. Parker.

Rev. Dickerson was a graduate of Austin County High School, Sealy, Texas. Immediately, after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorable discharge after serving three years.

As soon as Rev. Dickerson was discharged from the U.S. Army he went to Barber College and graduated, and spent 28 years as a professional barber in Austin, Texas. During his barber career, he started working at the Night Hawk Restaurant as a busy boy and moved up to Chef Cook and retired after 37 years. Rev. Dickerson also worked at the Texas Land and Cattleman Restaurant. Rev. Dickerson worked at the University of Texas as a cook for the Longhorn Football team for 5 years.

Rev. John Dickerson, Sr. married his high school sweetheart Annette Wilson were high school sweethearts and became as one on August 15, 1958 and remained married until death parted them in 2015 after 55 years.

In 1972, John and Annette joined the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. E.L. Robert where he sung in the choir and participated in the Sunday School Department. In 1976 they united with the St. Edwards Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J.C. Adams. In 1988 John was called into the ministry, where he grew and served faithfully until his health started failing him 2015. Prior to that time he was an associate minister, where he grew as a preacher, teacher, and leader for Christ.

John hobbies were playing checkers, dominos, and fishing. When you did not find a person in his barber chair you would find him in a corner playing checkers. He was a patient fisherman, when business was slow he would take his rod and reel and head out to The City Park to try his luck on some Gaspergoues or Catfish.

Rev. Dickerson was proceeded in death by his wife (Annette Wilson Dickerson), parents, and one sister (Willie Edna Dickerson), two brothers (Manuel and Eldrigh James), and one son (John Ernest Dickerson, Jr.).

He leaves to celebrate and cherish his life, children: daughters, Bernadette Urdy (Harold). Bridget Sterling Dickerson (Dennis), sons: Mitchell Todd (Antoinette) of Ocean Spring, Mississippi, and Nathan Dickerson (Paulette). 6 granddaughters: Latosha (Sheldon) Lamey, Jaime Ray, Danielle (Kameron) Hanson of Idaho, Shanice Alexander, Marissa (William) Ranklin, and Britnee Todd of Ocean Spring, Mississippi; 7 grandsons; Laron (Eboni) Melton, Timothy (Jessica) Bronaugh, Anthony Sorrels, Teddie Bronaugh, Marquel Alexander, Patrick Dickerson, Kaylen Dickerson; with an addition of 10 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Robert Dickerson of Houston, Texas and Nathaniel (Barbra Jo) Dickerson of Austin, Texas; 1 sister: Minnie Hatton of Wallis, Texas; one sister-in-law: Leatrice Moore of Houston, Texas and host of nieces, nephew and other relatives and friends. Special friends: Deacon Robert Dunmore, Charles Burse, Billy Ray Todd Sr., Billy Ray Todd, Jr., Jack Jackson, Gene Ford, Deacon Willie Wright and Deacon Larry Weathers.

Services entrusted to Dr. Barry J. W. Franklin and A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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