November 22, 1938 - April 3, 2014
LOUISE DICKERSON, of St. Louis, MO died on March 3, 2014 in Plano, TX. Her unexpected death following a brief illness came while she was in Texas to welcome the birth of her fifth grandchild. She was the oldest child of Cornelius Anderson and Emma Jean Anderson Thompson, both of whom are deceased.
After graduating from Sumner High School and Harris-Stowe State College, she began her 43 year career as an educator in the St. Louis Public School System, retiring from Mallinckrodt Elementary School in 2003. As a role model for higher education to her students, she pursued post graduate studies and received a master’s degree from Webster University.
She was an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) and enjoyed the status of Golden Soror after over 50 years of dedicated service to her community. She was a person of great faith and spirituality with her most recent worship years at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church.
She was the beloved wife of John Dickerson, loving mother to Kimberly Matterson and Erika Jones, doting grandmother of Jasmine and Brandon Matterson, and Nina, Bella, and Sasha Jones, elder sister of Leon Anderson, Lillie Hayes, Joseph Anderson, Sr. (deceased), Chezia Thompson-Strand, Bertha Darkwah, James Thompson, Jr, and Claudine Thompson, and dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Memorial services are being held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 255 Imperial Rd., Hazelwood, MO, 63042. Activities will include family visitation at 9:30 a.m., AKA ceremony at 10:00 a.m., and the Memorial Celebration at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates your support of pancreatic cancer research through donations (on-line or mail), made in Louise’s memory, to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714. Please specify the nature of your gift and the person memorialized on the memo line of your check.
The family extends thanks to all who have offered prayers and support through this challenging time.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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