CHARLES EDWARD DIXON was born on January 7, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the fourth son of the late Laura Lee and Carole McCoy Dixon. The Lord called him home to eternal rest on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Being reared in a Christian home with a religious upbringing, Charles accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior during his early life. He regularly attended church with his family at the New Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
Charles, better known as “Ed”, “Barnyard”, and “Charlie”, received his formal education in the Baltimore City School System and graduated from Dunbar Senior High School. Shortly thereafter, he became employed by the Bendix Corporation and later began a career as a Delivery Truck Driver at the Coca Cola Bottling Company. After a few years, he became an employee with the Canada Dry Bottling Company where he was responsible for setting up displays at the various supermarkets around Baltimore. He was recognized as one of their top salesmen and received many awards and accolades, including company sponsored trips for his outstanding service. Charles remained faithful and dedicated to the company until his retirement.
Charles met and married the former Cynthia Moon. God blessed this union with two beautiful daughters, Anita and Charlene. On August 5, 1983, he was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Mabel Louise Richardson, who became the love of his life, and Charles was blessed to gain a son, Anthony.
Charles loved music, enjoyed singing, and became the manager of a local Baltimore Band, “The Young Generators.” The Band toured the East Coast of the United States and accomplished notoriety by performing at the prestigious United States Army West Point Academy in New York, and Dover Airforce Base in Dover, Delaware. “The Young Generators” also made many appearances at various colleges throughout the East Coast.
Charles also enjoyed fishing, cooking, and sharing his spicy culinary creations with the entire family. He was an avid sports fan who was loyal to the Baltimore Ravens and the World Wrestling Federation. One of his hobbies was collecting and reading various types of superhero comic books which he lovingly shared with his nieces and nephews. However, he advised them not to remove them from his “Private Library”. Charles loved hosting cookouts and steaming crabs for his family and friends. He was devoted to his family and kept the tradition of hosting the family’s “Fourth of July Cookout”, as directed by his mother.
Charles was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend who looked out for the wellbeing of the entire family and always came to their rescue in their time of need. Even on the cruise, he was trying to take care of his family. He would always do anything for the people he loved, and in return, he had the love and respect of family and friends alike.
His sweet, giving spirit will be forever treasured and always remembered by his devoted wife, Mabel; his loving daughters, Anita (Linwood) and Charlene (Ellie) all of Baltimore, MD; his caring son, Anthony (Ashia) of Burtonsville, MD; three sisters, Carole Dent, Minnie Godsey, and Cynthia Washington, all of Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Tyrone Dixon of Austin, TX, and David Dixon of Baltimore, MD; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; his close friends, Herb Tolley “White Chocolate”, Richard Calloway, Mike Power, and Carlton Wilson “Heavy”; and a host of other loving relatives, friends, and business associates.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Greater Ashley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2933 US Highway 158 East, Vaughan, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Milton L. Jones, will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery.