Blanche Alverta Dix was born October 17, 1930 in Accomack, Virginia to the late Chanuncey and Maggie Fletcher. Blanche departed this earthly life on November 12, 2021. Early that morning, God called to His servant and she answered peacefully slipping away to rest eternal. Blanche was educated in the public schools of Accomack County and graduated from Mary N. Smith High School. She continued her education at Nassawaddox Nursing School and completed studies to become a licensed practical nurse. She worked as a nurse for 32 years until her retirement from Shore Memorial Hospital. In 1969, she married the love of her life, Deacon Wilbert Dix and remained a devoted wife for 46 years until his death in 2015. Blanche is the mother of one daughter, Debbie Crowson, with whom she shared a deep and abiding bond.

A Life of Ministry. Paster Dix accepted Christ in 1949 and her testimony was that she never turned back. As a senior in high school, she listed her hobby as reading and her ambition to become a missionary. From then until the last days, she continued to profess Christ, serve God, and work in His vineyard.

A Life of Devotion. A career in nursing coupled with a loving spirit led her devotion to caregiving. Paster Dix was a devoted caregiver to her husband during his illness and to her daughter, Debbie. She worked with determination to provide the best possible care for both of them and doing all within her ability and beyond. She never forgot she was an excellent nurse and continued to monitor, with great care, all that was being done.

A Lifetime of Memories. Pastor Dix leaves cherished memories with one daughter, Debbie Crowson, Accomac, VA; one sister, Margaret Poole, Salisbury, MD; one sister-in-law, Emily Dix, Chesapeake, VA; four nephews, Wayne (Alphine) Pettit, Parksely, VA, Kelvin (Carolyn) Pettit, Parksley, VA, Rodney (Phonda) Pettit, Leesburg, GA, and Chester Pettit, III (Eileen), Parksley, VA; four nieces, Colette Pettit Douglas, Onancock, VA, Sharone Grant (Frederick), Snow Hill, MD, Thalia White (Lee), Lawrenceville, GA, and Robin Pettit, Kissimmee, FL; one goddaughter, Marilyn Williams, Cheriton, VA; and host of great nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Luellen Pettit; two nephews, Robert Pettit and Robert Leander Pettit; and one godson, Mark Anthony Winder.

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