Obit: Genevieve Dickerson

Obit: Genevieve Dickerson

July 18th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Genevieve Dickerson, 94, of Collegedale, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.Born July 31, 1918, in Fort Scott, Kan., she was the 5th child in a family of 11.She graduated from Enterprise Academy in Manhattan, Kan. She spent her life working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, first as a Bible worker in Kansas.Then she taught elementary school for four years. She served as girls dean at Enterprise Academy. Four years later, she was called to Campion Academy where she was the dean for four years. She became the assistant dean of women at Union College in 1957 a position she would hold for 17 years. While at Union she finished her degree and graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of arts in Religion. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Nina Bell Dickerson; her brothers, Morel, Amos, Melzer, Richard and Melvin; sisters, Esther Allen, Edith Swartz and Lucille Turk.She is survived by her sister, Eva Nordgren; brother, Robert Dickerson and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. at the church.Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Union College, 3800 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.