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Juanita "Nita" Dixon

May 28, 1925 — July 30, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee

Juanita “Nita” Craddock Dixon, 97, died July 30 in Nashville, TN. Born May 28, 1925, she was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary Belle (Ransdell) Craddock; sister, Norma (Craddock) Melvin; and devoted husband for 64 years, John Holland Dixon. She is survived by her son, Dr. John Holland “Dicky” Dixon, Jr. (Jan); loving grandsons JD Dixon (Stephanie McCallie) and Adam Dixon (Stephanie Little); and 5 great-grandchildren: Levi, Benjamin, Caleb, Jesse, and Caroline. She is survived by her loyal brother-in-law, Wendell Melvin; cousin Michael Craddock, and a host of other beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-laws, (Katherine Conquest and Julia Mae Dixon), extended family, precious friends, and neighbors. Mrs. Dixon was a former member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in Donelson, the “Hoe and Hope” Garden Club, Parent Teacher Organization, Cub Scout Den Mother, and happy homemaker. She was instrumental in the creation of the wild flowers garden at Cheekwood. Always cheerful, interested, sweet, and kind, many would often say, “She’s the sweetest person I’ve ever known. She made me feel so special.”  She had a way of knowing and understanding and she guarded that information wisely.  She demonstrated her faith in God through her genuine love for others. Her many friends and close-knit family were the expressed joy of her life. As her latter years were spent at The Lodge at Natchez Trace, this family expresses heartfelt appreciation to Pam Lee, RN, Director of Nursing, and all the staff for the tender care she received there. Gratitude also goes out to Alive Hospice for their help. Visitation will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills. Service will be there at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, or gifts, the family respectfully requests your thoughts and prayers, the greatest measures of concern and condolence.

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Friday, August 5, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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