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East Side Missionary Baptist Church
Monday August 26th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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East Side Missionary Baptist Church
Tuesday August 27th, 2019

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David Zacheriah Dickerson

David Dickerson, 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Moses Cone Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Eastside Baptist Church where he was a member, with Rev. Gene Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens. The family will see friends on Monday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the church and other times they will be at the home. David was born in Rockingham County to the late Carlton and Sadie Faucett Dickerson and was a retiree of Miller Brewing. He was an auxillary policeman and enjoyed fishing, woodworking and the outdoors. His greatest pleasure was helping others and spending time with his family which he dearly loved. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Knowles Dickerson; brothers, Jeremiah Dickerson and Carl Dickerson and sister, Jean Windsor. Survivors include his son, Tyron Dickerson; daughter, Tanya Dickerson; grandchildren, Tyler Dickerson and fiancé Jessica Paschal and Ashley Craddock and husband, J.P.; great grandchildren, Dakotah Craddock, Waylon Craddock and Aria Dickerson; sisters, Rebkah Goodrich and Sarah Cox and many other loving family members. Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences can be sent to them at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family. My heart goes out to Sarah. We were always so close Praying for all.

Betty Ann Dickerson Lipford Aug 27 2019 2:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickerson

Greg, Vicky & Matthew Bray Aug 27 2019 11:17 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. I have such fond memories of him for many years....from when I was a kid living on the Eastern Shore and he and Betty and Peggy and Lee would come visit to more recently when he and Lee would come visit my brother, Gerald, and theyd all go fishing. Such a wonderful man with the biggest heart. May your memories help fill your hearts and know that he meant a lot to a lot of people. Pease be with you all. Donna Murray Caras

Donna Caras Aug 26 2019 7:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickerson

Sarah Sheep Bullock Aug 26 2019 10:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickerson

June Crowder Chilton Aug 26 2019 9:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickerson

Carol Moore Aug 25 2019 9:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Dickerson

LINDA CAIN Aug 25 2019 9:14 PM

We all have circles of friends and family. David was in our inner circle. He was a very loving person who gave love unconditionally to his family and friends. He was very forgiving and not the type person to hold a grudge or seek revenge. I loved having him over for meals and gatherings. He loved my cooking and was someone you could always count on to be positive and pleasant no matter what other guests were present. Every one got along with him. Craig never had a close relationship with his own father so David was the father figure in his life. He was the person he discussed home improvements and gardening and life struggles with. He often turned to him for his advice and opinions. Both of my girls called him Papa because he filled the void of a grandfather for them as well. We all loved David very very much. And I knew he loved us all as well. I really dont understand how anybody could not love such a sweet and gentle soul. I never heard him speak harshly of anyone. He worked very hard all of his life providing for his family. Now he is at rest. May we all learn to love others the way David did. He will be missed. No one can fill the void he leaves in our lives. His sense of humor was awesome. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He especially like to pick on his sister Sarah. I was looking at a picture today of him standing beside a snowman that he made and said it was her. We all got a good laugh out of that one. But I am confident he is in heaven right now, not because of his good heart but because of his love and relationship with Jesus Christ. I know we will see him on the other side. Until then we love and miss you Papa David.

Brenda Cox Aug 25 2019 9:09 PM

David is now with Jesus Christ his Savior.David and I grew up together and the same grade at the old Williamsburg School we spent many fun days together.He was a fine man who loved his family,his Church and most of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.He will be missed in his Community.May God bless and be with each member of the family. Arnold Walker

Arnold Walker Aug 25 2019 3:30 PM