Blanchie Ree Jenkins Dillon
Services for Blanchie Ree Jenkins Dillon of Brookhaven were 11 a.m., today, Dec. 28, at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Dillon, 60, died Dec. 20, 2004, at her residence. She was born in Quentin on Dec. 24, 1943, to Frank Jenkins and Cora Jenkins Smith of Brookhaven.
She was retired after 32 years of service. She was a 1963 graduate of Eva H. Harris. She was a graduate from Jackson State University, and she received her Master’s degree from Mississippi College. She was a member of Greenwood Mississippi Baptist Church, where she served as senior choir member and financial secretary. She also served with Women Empowered Women, Chosen Single Ministry, and as a Sunday school teacher. She served as secretary of the Brookhaven Singing Union and the South Mississippi Singing Union. She taught in the Hazlehurst Public School District. Mrs. Dillon served as director for St. Paul’s Daycare and New Vision Preschool in Brookhaven. She also taught at Mississippi Job Corps in Crystal Springs.
Preceding her in death were her father; and two sisters, Revel Jenkins and Versie Bell McCray.
Survivors are her mother; her sons, Frederick F. Dillon and Roderick R. Dillon, both of Brookhaven, and Willie L. Dillon Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sisters and a brother-in-law, Lillie R. Floyd, Julia and Shelby Mitchell, and Frankie Chandler, all of Brookhaven; her adopted sisters, Betty J. Dillon, Charlestine Waterman, Annie L. Tillman, JoAnn Robinson, Maxine Dillon and Mary P. Smith, all of Brookhaven, and Patricia Dillon of Denver, Colo.; her adopted brother, Levi Dillon of Brookhaven; her stepsisters, Thelma Dixon of Brookhaven and Ina Thomas of Milwaukee, Wis.; her stepbrothers, Alcorn Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., and Billy Smith of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; a special niece, Rose Byrd; a special friend, Nathanial McCray of Brookhaven; a godson; and a host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.