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Wanda Kay Sinks Dixon, 71
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Warren County native Wanda Kay Sinks Dixon, 71, passed away Sept. 3 at her home after losing a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to cherish and honor her life.

Dixon was born Sept. 15, 1950 to the late Albert and Bessie Elise Rhea Sinks, of McMinnville. Maternal grandparents were Issac and Frankie Lee Smartt Rhea and paternal grandparents were Will “Buck” and Amanda Bullard Sinks. She was an active member of Pleasant Hill New Life Baptist Church. She loved her church family and friends. She married Ervin “Big E” Dixon, of McMinnville, on July 6, 1990. The couple never had children, but loved Christina Martin as their own daughter. 

In addition to her husband, Dixon was survived by brothers Wayne (Connie) Sinks and Junior (Sue) Sinks, mother-in-law Jean Miller, sisters-in-law Pam (Tim) Minton, Sally (Mike) Hillis, all of McMinnville, special nieces April Miller and Amy Aldridge, special nephews Bert Sinks and Craig Sinks, special friend Josh Martin, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

She supported her family in all their endeavors and loved her family very much. Dixon’s friends, family, and colleagues will miss her bright smile and loving personality. 

A special thank you to Dr. Yanjun Ma, caring staff and Michelle and Haley Nichols for all their love and support during Dixon’s long battle with cancer.  

A Tie-Dye Celebration will be held Sept. 10. Everyone is asked to honor Dixon by wearing a tie-dye shirt. Brother Barry Gibbs will officiate at Pleasant Hill New Life Baptist Church in Warren County. Visitation for family and friends will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a celebration service at 1 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kastaway Kitties Cat Rescue, Viola Valley Dogs, or a local animal shelter. 

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 9, 2022