Ruth Dixon Sessoms

April 10, 2009


Ruth Dixon Sessoms

Ruth Dixon Sessoms, 88, died at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield on April 10.

She was born in Henderson to the late Rev. Leonard and Ada Dixon on September 26, 1920. She and her family moved to Colerain in 1939 when her father became the minister of the Colerain Baptist Church and Riverside Baptist Church. She graduated from Colerain High School and attended Campbell College, Meredith College, and Hardbarger‚??s Business College. She was married to the late Merville White Sessoms. She lived in Colerain for over 40 years before moving to Lake Junaluska. After her husband‚??s death in 1999, she moved to Smithfield to live near her son and his family.

She is survived by her son, Merville White Sessoms, Jr., his wife Terri; three grandchildren, April Sessoms Lambert, Greg Sessoms, and Adam Hand; and one great-grandchild, Eva Wren Lambert.

Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Colerain at 3:00 on Easter Sunday. Garrett Funeral Home of Ahoskie is in charge of the arrangements

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Leah Newsome
15 years ago

Charles & I were sorry to hear of Miss Ruth’s passing. We did not hear of her death until today. Since we can no longer get newspaper home delivery in Colerain, it’s difficult to keep abreast of news.

As a child growing up in Colerain, I remember how much Miss Ruth contributed to the church & community. She was much loved and respected.

Please know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Betty Peele
15 years ago

To the Family – Merritt and I were so sorry to hear about Ruth’s death. She was such a wonderful person. I worked for them when they had the store when I was a teenager, many years ago. Please know that Merritt and I will be thinking about all your family during this time. God Bless