Lottie Tippett LarsonMay 25, 1922 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 95)
Lottie Belle Tippett Dixon Larson died Friday morning August 4, 2017, a long-time resident of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Lottie was born on May 25, 1922 in Granville County, North Carolina. Her parents were Charles and Katie Wynne Tippett. Lottie married Milton Ray Dixon on March 31, 1945 in Louisburg, North Carolina. Two children were born of their marriage, Phillip Ray Dixon, Sr., and Gregory Wayne Dixon, Sr. Lottie was subsequently married to Ralph Waite and James L. Larson, Jr. Lottie spent most of her life in Wake Forest when Wake Forest College was located there, but also lived in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Charlotte before returning home.
She received training as a Commercial Artist from the Washington, D.C., School of Art and worked for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Corning Glassware, managed several mobile home parks, and upon her retirement, was a Certified Daycare Operator which she operated out of her home. Lottie’s refrigerator and freezer were covered with pictures of children and children of children whom she kept in her home and whom she loved dearly. She was also a foster parent. Lottie was the favorite aunt to her nieces and nephews born to her brother, Henry Tippett, and his wife, Margaret, and her sister, Vassie Finch, and her husband, Joe. Lottie also maintained a close relationship with members of her first husband’s family continuing to reside in Wake Forest. She was always the “life of the party.” Lottie was a great dancer (she was one of the first people who learned how to “twist”). She chaperoned her oldest son’s Junior/Senior Prom and was known by many of his friends as a “very cool” mom. Lottie is survived by her two sons; Phil Dixon, Sr. (Mamie) and Greg W. Dixon, Sr. (Beth), grandchildren; Greg Dixon, Jr. (Danielle), Tiffany McPherson (Clint), Sarah Larsen, Taylor Zundel (Jordan), Phil Dixon, Jr. (Betty), David Dixon, Scott Dixon (Katie), great grandchildren; Phillip, III, Blake, Hope, Tristan, Faith and Cameron, numerous nieces and nephews, who surrounded her with love in her declining years. Thanks to Zebulon Rehabilitation Center and Hillside Nursing and Rehab Center in Wake Forest for their exceptional care. Hers was a life “well lived.” She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon August 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the South Main Baptist Chapel c/o Gary Vassar 104 Lake Side Dr. Louisburg, NC 27549.
Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home. (919-556-5811)
South Main Baptist Chapel c/o Gary Vassar
104 Lake Side Dr, Louisburg NC 27549