OBITUARY: Daisy Wilmadean (Thomas) Dixon

Daisy Wilmadean (Thomas) Dixon

Mrs. Wilmadean Dixon, age 87 of Portland, TN, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at her residence.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday, January 14, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Gilbert Funeral Home, Portland, TN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14 at 10:00 AM. A graveside service will be held at Defeated Cemetery in Carthage, TN on Friday, at 1:00 PM.

Wilmadean was born on March 25, 1934 to the late Jerm B. Thomas and the late Lucy Bell (Givens) Thomas. She is also preceded in death by her husband, J.L. “Shorty” Dixon; 1 son, Donnie Lee Dixon; 1 daughter, Rita Gail Dixon.

She is survived by 1 son, Garry J. Dixon (Heather) of Portland, TN; 1 daughter, Thresia DePriest (Richard) of Portland, TN; 6 grandchildren, J.D. DePriest, Benjamin DePriest, Richard Jr. DePriest, David DePriest, Halie Dixon Clark, Halston Dixon; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Elvin B. Thomas.

Wilmadean was of Church of Christ faith. In her life, she was a housewife and a mother. She enjoyed cooking, reading and loved her flowers. Wilmadean loved all her grandbabies.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home or can be made online at

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