DIXON-CARSWELL ~ Veronica was born in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Pastor Alfred Wynn, Sr. and the late Myrle Wynn Wiley. She was educated in Newark, New Jersey school system before relocating to Jacksonville, Florida her senior year of high school and graduated from Matthew W. Gilbert, Class of 1964. Veronica attended college and became a registered nurse; years later, she received her Bachelors of Science and Nursing from Edward Waters College.
She was employed by Brewster’s Hospital, Duval County Health Department, University Hospital (as charge nurse while teaching at Jones College), Boulevard Comprehensive Care, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (the first black head nurse at the ‘prison farm’), and Cathedral Care – she retired after many years of love and dedicated service. Veronica later became a foster parent to many children of all ages and races. In September 2017, she became employed with the Foster Grandparents program with Duval County Public Schools until October 2018.
On March 4, 2019, God sent his angels down to fly Veronica to her heavenly home. Many lives were touched by Veronica even in her illness. She was a very loving and caring person; and had the biggest heart.
Veronica was the oldest of nine siblings. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Antionette Dixon; son, Steven Wynn, Sr.; grandson, Eric Harden, Jr.; brother, Charles Berry, Sr. Veronica leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Kevin Dixon, Sr. (Lakiesha), Glenn Dixon, Sr., Raymond Dixon, Terrell Dixon; daughters, Fern Dixon-Parker (Jacob), Sheila Dixon-Williams (Richard); grandchildren, Kena, Shantrel, Shanelle, Sabrina, Henry Jr., Trovarius, Chelsey, Michelle, Quanisha, Angel, Dewyuana, De’Sean, Steven II, Kevina, Montea Jr., Glenn Jr., De’Asya, Kevin Jr., Braylon, Briel, Antionette, Bryson; nine great grandchildren; brothers, David Sr. (Trina), Willie Wiley, Jr. (Linda) of New York, Willie Jerome (Beriline); sisters, Alfreda of New Jersey, Vivian, Idella (Leonard), Lillie Mae, Wanda of North Carolina; nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.
Celebration of Life Service for Veronica Louise Dixon-Carswell will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 16, 2019, Greater Israel Baptist Church, 6901 N. Main Street, Rev. Eugene White, Pastor. No public viewing. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr. 904.924.9400.
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