Dixie Ledford

February 8, 2019

Dixie Fender Ledford, age 71, of Jacks Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at St. Josephs Campus of Mission Hospital.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Reagan and Zora Fender and her "second mother" Gladys Fender.  She was also preceded in death by sisters:  Catherine Buttke and Gladys Ward and brothers:  Don, Duke, Kurl and Warren Fender.  Dixie had a Masters Degree in Education and taught for a number of years in Ft. Sumter, SC and then taught the ABE and GED programs at Mayland Community College for seven years.  She will always be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and grandmother who loved helping others and loved attending church.


            Surviving is her daughters:  Kimesa Ledford of Jacks Creek and Michelle Schultz of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren:  Charity, Hannah, Logan, Tiffany and Bailee; special little great-grandson, Coleman Reagan; sisters:  Jennie Lee Hensley of Marion, Judy Ledford of Atlanta, GA and Genevieve Phillips of  Bald Mountain; brothers:  Albert Fender of Asheville and Tommy Fender of Lickskillet.  Several other extended family members also survive. 


            The family will receive friends from 5 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Funeral Services will follow at 6 p.m. with Brother Dayton Lewis to officiate.  Private burial will be in the Fender Cemetery on Riddle Branch. 

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