Dr. Sandra Dickson
Services for Dr. Sandra Dickson, 72, of Valdosta, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, with the Rev. George Bennett and the Pastor Aaron Kight officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery
Dr. Dickson died Friday, May 10, 2019, at South Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Born Jan. 5, 1947, in Valdosta, she was the daughter of the late Otis Willard and Grace Devereaux Belote. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dickson; and brother, Bill Belote.
She was a retired educator and was a member of Clyattville United Methodist Church. Dr. Dickson began her teaching career at Northside-Warner Robins. From there, she taught at Hahira Junior High and was a social worker for Lowndes County School System, and then served as assistant principal at Hahira Middle School. She later moved into the role of the curriculum director for Lowndes County. She also served as superintendent in Atkinson County and retired after serving as dean of Graduate Admissions at Piedmont College. Dr. Dickson was very involved with Georgia Retired Educators Association, Learning in Retirement, the Annette Howell Turner Arts Center, BARC and the Theatre Guild of Valdosta.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, B. Scott and Renee Dickson; her grandchildren, Anieyssa Dickson, Bardin Dickson, Weston Dickson and Kinnon Dickson all of Valdosta.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BARC. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at mclanecares.com.
Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, is in charge of arrangements.