Dixie M Forte, 89, of Moberly formerly of Hannibal, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022.
She was born July 22, 1932, in Palmyra, MO to the union of Louis and Margaret (Williams) Dixon. She married Merrill Forte on February 14, 1989 in St. Louis, MO, and he preceded her in death, also preceding her in death were her parents, a son David Buckner, 3 bothers Louis, Wallace, and Joe Dixon, 4 sisters Alice Watson, Nancy Ash, Edna Brown, Lousie Williams and a granddaughter Rolanda Jones.
Survivors include her children, Duane Buckner (Felicia) of Moberly, MO, Diane Smith (George) of Kalamazoo, MI, and Sandy Jones of Springfield, MO, five grandchildren, Carol Mayfield (JC), Eulalaya Chatman (Brandon), Casandra McBride, Oshionna McBride and Tyrell Moore of Houston, TX.
Dixie's faith in the Lord was evident in her family life and her involvement with her community. She believed that her family was truly a blessing sent from Heaven and instilled the importance of leading a faith filled life in her children. Dixie was a devoted student of the Word of God and was active in Bible study and prayer groups. Believing in the power of prayer, Dixie volunteered to be the chairman for the National Day of Prayer in Hannibal. She filled her life with inspiration; she often listened to the teachings of Bishop T.D. Jake and Joyce Meyer. Dixie's heart was filled with love that her faith in God provided. She touched everyone's life with the goodness that filled her heart and soul.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle of Praise Church, Hannibal, MO.
A funeral service honoring and celebrating Dixie’s life with Pastor Kevin Williams officiating was held at the Tabernacle Praise Church, Hannibal, MO. Burial was at Grand View Burial Park, Hannibal, MO.