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Irene Self Dixon
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1917
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 3, 2013
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

SHELBY- Irene Self Dixon, 95, of Sterling House Retirement Community, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice House.

Irene was born on Nov. 20, 1917, in Cleveland County to the late Lester G. Self and Peggy Queen Self. She was one of five children and the last remaining one living. Irene graduated from Casar High School in 1935 and Brevard Jr. College in 1937.

With a desire to travel, Irene worked in Haverstraw, NY and Ypsilanti, Mich. before entering nurses training. Upon receiving her RN degree in 1945 from Gordon Crowell School of Nursing in Lincolnton, NC, Irene worked at Duke Hospital and Catawba General in Newton, NC.

While working at Catawba, Irene was introduced to her future husband O.C. Dixon. Irene returned to Cleveland County where she worked 33 years as a private duty nurse, a charge nurse at Cleveland Memorial Hospital, she retired from Beam's Nursing Home as the charge nurse in 1979.

Irene was a faithful member of Zion Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, Mission Friends, and Girls Auxiliary. She was also a member of WMU and president for a number of years.

Irene had many remarkable gifts, but two that stood out above all was her passion for her family and her love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With God's help she weathered life's storms with perseverance and grace. Her friends and family will lovingly remember her determination, energy, kindness, courage and faithfulness.

Funeral Service: Zion Baptist Church

Zion Baptist Church
525 W. Zion Church Road
Shelby, NC 28150

Cecil M Burton Funeral Home .

Published in Shelby Star on May 5, 2013
Family links: 
  Lester Gasque Self (1892 - 1979)
  Peggy Queen Self (1895 - 1982)
  Osborne Clemmie Dixon (1915 - 1988)*
  Lawton Elgin Self (1911 - 1971)*
  Ernest Clark Self (1915 - 1968)*
  Irene Self Dixon (1917 - 2013)
  Infant son Self (1920 - 1920)*
  Sue Self Carpenter (1921 - 2011)*
  Lillian Self Cline (1924 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Zion Baptist Cemetery
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Oct 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16247348
Irene <i>Self</i> Dixon
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Irene <i>Self</i> Dixon
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- Elizabeth Olmstead
 Added: Oct. 19, 2006

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