As spring flowers were blooming God took one more rose to add to his bouquet.
Mom was born on July 20, 1913 being 90 years old at the time of her passing. Mom left this world on the
evening of March 18, 2004 at her home with most of her children and grandchildren around her. She loved her
family and loved taking care of them. She kept her own home and took care of herself right up to the last year
of her life. She always had dinner ready each Sunday for the family to come and eat after church service.
Mom was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church at Kingdom Come for better than 50 years of her
life. Her church was her life and she loved her church and the people in the churches. In Mom’s last year, she
was unable to attend church every Sunday but the brothers and sisters of the churches were good to come by
and have church for her at home and that was such a blessing to mom because she was a praying mother and
her goal was to see all her children saved.
Dixie married Dewey Eldridge on August 15, 1931 and to this union 11 children were born, 8 boys and 3
girls: Mathew and Irvin of Whitesburg, Kentucky, Hiram, Alvin and Ben of Roxana, Kentucky, Delmar Roark and
Elaine Mullins of Roxana, Kentucky and Euler Tolliver of Premium, Kentucky.
Three children along with husband (Dewey) preceded her in death, Ray of Charlestown, Indiana, Ira Eldridge
of Wooton, Kentucky and Albert Eldridge of Roxana, Kentucky.
Mom is survived by her stepmother, Dona Fields, 4 brothers; Lester, Herbert, Leroy and Eugene Fields, 2
sisters; Hester Fuson and Linda Collins, 25 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great
Mom taught us children how to pray and what it took to be a child of God. If you ever went by mom’s home
and surprised her, you would hear her singing one of her favorite old fashion hymns.
Mom will be missed by so many more than just her family. Her pretty smile and bright eyes always met you
wherever she saw you. Mom, we love you and miss you.