Shelbia Jean Davis Dixon, 60, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Friday, July 26, 2013, at her home. She had been in declining health; however, death was sudden and unexpected.
She was born Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1952, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James A. and Emma Mae Tichnell Davis and her stepmother, Jean Davis, who survives at Bridgeport. She was married to O'Donavoah D. Dixon Sr., who preceded her in death. She is survived by her longtime companion and fiance, David E. Gidley Sr. of Parsons.
Also surviving are three sons, O'Donavoah D. Dixon II and wife, Laura, of Pickerington, Ohio, David E. Gidley II and wife, Lynn, of Parsons and Christopher B. Gidley and wife, Tia, of Hambleton; one daughter, Melissa A. Sanders and husband, Dewey, of Eustis, Fla.; three sisters, Carol Thompson and Edna Swiger, both of Clarksburg, amd Margaret Hoard of Morgantown; nine grandchildren, Aericka, Shelbia, Nicholas, Brent, Byron, Zachary, Jenell, Lyndsey and Logan; and her friend, Dannie Newman of Clarksburg.
She was a graduate of Lumberport High School and Fairmont State College, where she received her master's degree in Psychology. She was a former employee of the Weston State Hospital, the Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, the Clarksburg VA Hospital and the Tucker County Veterans Clinic of Parsons. Shelbia's request for cremation was honored. Interment will follow in Kingwood at a later date. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Tucker County Animal Shelter, 586 Brooklyn Heights Road, Parsons, WV 26287.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.