Madalyn Louise ‘Lou’ Parrish Dixon

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Madalyn Louise “Lou” Parrish Dixon, 68, of Gladstone Road, Gladstone, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her residence. She was the loving wife of the late John Madison “Bubby” Dixon, II.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., on January 12, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Amy Cunningham and Stephen “Juny” Parrish. She graduated from Nelson County High School in 1969, where she was a member of the basketball team. She maintained a love of sports throughout her life. She retired from Lynchburg General Emergency Room after 20 years and went on to manage the medical department at Buckingham Correctional Center. Lou was a member of the Eastern Star Amherst Chapter #115.

She leaves behind two daughters, Jennifer Dixon Burks and her children, Amy Burks Harris and husband, Cameron, and Montgomery, Ethan, and Henry Burks; and Mary Kathryn Dixon Allen and husband, Jimmy and their children, James, Mary Jo, and Stephen Allen all of Gladstone; a sister, Carolyn Hash of Powhatan; sisters-in-law, Evelyn “Bootsie” Dixon Kelsey and husband, Bear of Wasilla, Alaska, Peggy Dixon of Madison Heights, and JoAnne Dixon Absher and husband, Gomer of Gladstone; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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A graveside funeral service, with The Nightingale Tribute, was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 9, in the Dixon Family Cemetery at the James River State Park officiated by the Rev. Tommy Bryant.

Her body was laid in state at her residence and the family received friends from 2 until 5 p.m. and 6 until 9 p.m., on Friday, February 8.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675, Friends of James River State Park, 751 Park Road, Gladstone, VA 24553 or Gladstone Fire and Rescue, PO Box 94, Gladstone, VA 24553.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting