Barbara Brinkley Dixon

Published 9:56 am Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GRIFTON – Mrs. Barbara Brinkley Dixon, age 78 of Grifton,  died Sunday, April 10, 2011.

Mrs. Dixon was born March 7, 1933, the daughter of the late Lewis Vann Brinkley and Mable Ward Brinkley. She was predeceased by her husband, Monty Dixon. She was a retired nurse.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ann Dixon of Greensboro; her son, Robert Dixon and his wife, Julia, of Grifton; her granddaughters, Gabrielle Kaasa and her husband, Bill Martin, of Durham and Carla Gray and her husband, Mark, of Grifton; two great grandchildren, Noah Kaasa and Trevor Gray; her sisters, Shirley Earley of Ahoskie and Joan Faulkner of Portsmouth, VA, Jean Eure and Sandra Brinkley, both of Suffolk, VA, and Betty Jo Spessard of Floyd, VA, and one brother, Thomas Brinkley of Suffolk, VA.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Aulander Cemetery with E. Lee Penwell officiating.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander on Wednesday from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the services.

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