Anna LaVonne Ibbotson Dixon, age 78, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in Smithville, Oklahoma.
She was born February 15, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Henry Frank Ibbotson and the late Anna Belle Waddle Ibbotson. She was married to the late Amos Dixon and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Rich Mountain Nursing Home for 13 years. LaVonne loved her family and was always there for each of them, treating each one equally with love and respect. She enjoyed bowling with friends, always having a good time. LaVonne was well known for her huge dinners on Sundays, serving good food and fellowship with family and friends and throwing birthday parties for everyone and hosting massive holiday gatherings and hunting season meals. LaVonne had an unwavering love in her heart for her family. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by sons, Henry Wesley Dixon of Waldron, Arkansas and Frank DeWayne Dixon of Cove, Arkansas; daughters, Karla DeVee Barker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Rhonda Ann Pollard of Smithville, Oklahoma; sixteen grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Barbara “Aunt Bob” Sanders; honorary son, Todd Scott and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Anna Ibbotson, husband, Amos Dixon, and daughter, Tonya Lea Robb.
Graveside service will be Friday, December 04, 2015, 9:30 a.m. at Westview Cemetery on Polk 19 near Cove, Arkansas with Brother Jerry Ford and Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation is General
Pallbearers will be Chris Baker, Shawn Pollard, David Dixon, Charles Dixon, Jessie Sanchez, and Luke Golding.