Merle Dixon, age 93, of Hernando, FL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2020. Merle was born in Philadelphia, PA to Howard Russell and Jessie (Murdoch) Schuebel on October 12, 1926. She graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1944. In June of 1948, Merle married Albert James Dixon who died in July of 1984. She is survived by her two children, Christine Trigg and Debra Basiri; and two grandchildren, Brooke and Cameron Basiri.
Merle was a member of Munholland United Methodist Church in Metairie, LA for many years. She was an avid bridge player and won the Senior Olympics two years in a row. Merle played golf, was a devoted New Orleans Saints fan, loved to go deep-sea fishing and traveled the world. She was a very generous woman and was very quick witted. Merle will be very dearly missed by her friends and family.
In accordance to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Merle will be laid to rest with her husband, Albert, in Biloxi. A family gathering will be held in Mississippi at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages individuals to make a donation in Merle’s honor to a charity of their choice.
Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Inverness, Florida.
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