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Katherine Dickerson

PAMPLIN, April 5 – Bessie Katherine Baker Dickerson, 95, of Pamplin, died Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Woodland in Farmville where she had received loving, skilled care from a compassionate, dedicated staff. She was the widow of Clyde R. Dickerson who died in 1968.

She was born in Charlotte County on August 13, 1915 to Purnel and Carrie Vassar Baker. Mrs. Dickerson was a devoted member of Rocks Baptist Church. She loved people and shared her culinary talents especially delicious cakes and pies. She was a dedicated care-giver to many who truly enriched her life.

She is survived by a son, Raymond Dickerson and wife, Nancy; daughter, Ann Spain and husband, Tommy all of Pamplin; two grandsons, Keith Dickerson and wife, Tracy of Richmond and Brian Dickerson and wife, Tanya of Appomattox; five great-grandchildren, Amanda, Austin, Aidan, Kayli, and Haley; sister-in-law, Cornelia Dodson Baker of Randolph; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Morgan, and Richard Baker.

Funeral services were conducted at Rocks Baptist Church on Sunday, April 3, by the Rev. Ron Moore and the Rev. David Sexton. Interment followed in Pamplin Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorials please consider the Children's Hospital Foundation, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220-1298, Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation, PO Box 1398, Brookneal, VA 24528-1398, or the charity of your choice.

Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service served the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com