Linda Louise Ice Dickson

Published 9:32 am Thursday, September 22, 2011

WILLIAMSTOWN, WV – Linda Louise Ice Dickson went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2011 after an extended illness at home. She was born on July 22, 1948 in Los Angeles, California to Martha Delmare Ice and Leighton Ice Senior.

Her mother and stepfather, Edward Bums, moved to jobs in several locations before settling down to a farming career in Bledsoe, Texas, where she grew up and attended school.

Linda married Curtis W. Dickson on August 31, 1968 and moved to Austin, Texas. She worked as a bookkeeper at an Austin department store before starting their family of two sons and two daughters. She attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas (now Texas State University.) His career took the family to Beaumont and Houston, Texas; to Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia; to Westover, Maryland; to Ahoskie, North Carolina and to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before retirement to Williamstown WV.

Linda worked as a department store sales clerk, a commercial furniture sales coordinator, an office supplies sales clerk, a schools supplies sales clerk and as copy shop manager for Vienna (WV) Office Supply. She finally pursued her dream of becoming a nurse and achieved her Certified Nurse Assistant Certification in North Carolina, where she served for many years.

Linda was a crafts artist and loved to crochet, knit and tat.   She also learned the American Indian art of making pine needle baskets.

Linda was raised in the Pentecostal faith but she and her husband joined the Baptist faith soon after their marriage. They were active members of churches in Austin and Beaumont, TX; in South Charleston and Parkersburg WV; Princess Anne, MD; Ahoskie, NC; and Cedar Rapids, IA. They were appreciative of the care and ministering of the Williams Creek Baptist Church in Williamstown, WV when they moved to Williamstown to be near family for her final days of illness. She was under the care of House Calls Hospice.

Linda’s family was the most important part of her life. She was devoted to her husband and soul mate of 43 years and her four children were the center of her life.  She was truly devoted to loving her 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband Curtis W. Dickson of Williamstown; two sons, Jeffrey (Barbara) Dickson of Evans, WV and Matthew (Leanna) Dickson of Zebulon, NC; two daughters Jennifer (Carl ‘Bud’) Phillips of Parkersburg, WV and Angela (Andrew) Miller of Williamstown, WV; twelve grandchildren Troy Sterling, Connor (Jackie) Dickson, Hannah Dickson, Emily Dickson, Sebastian Dickson, Avian Dickson, Jared Phillips, Tessa Phillips, Andrew Miller, Jr., Ethan Miller, Curtis Miller, and Faith Miller) and one great granddaughter (Hailey Dickson). She is also survived by her, mother,  Martha Delmare Bums of Round Rock, TX;  her stepmother Donna Ice of Fullerton, CA; two step-Sisters, Debra (Monte) Hall of Jarrell, TX  and June (Michael) Carter of Lubbock TX; and three step-brothers Douglas Bums of Jarrell, Timothy Bums of Dripping Springs, TX,  and Leighton Ice Jr. of Fullerton’ CA.  She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Sandra Dickson (Keith) of Baird, TX and Sharon Dickson (Bradley) of Baytown, TX; adopted sister-in-law Sandra Craig of Grand Prairie, TX and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her father, Leighton Ice Sr. of Fullerton, CA; step father Edward Burns of Plainview, TX and sister-in-law Barbara Dickson Clark of Lubbock, TX.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Williams Creek Baptist Church in Williamstown, West VA with Reverend Mike Horner officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill (Burnt Hill) Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. Friday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home ( Marietta, OH) with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to House Calls Hospice, 1226 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV.

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