Obituaries » Carolyn Price Johnson Dixon
Carolyn Price Johnson Dixon, 87, of Bedford, went peacefully to be with our Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Bedford County Nursing Home. On October 19, 1934, she was born in Chester, PA, and was the daughter of the late Rev. Randolph Farnham Johnson and Dorothy Price Johnson. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother, James B. Johnson, and her sister, Joanne Frazier.
Carolyn grew up in Parkersburg, Alderson, and Oak Hill, WV, graduated from Alderson High School, attended Marietta College, and then graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College. She taught music for two years at Oak Hill Elementary School before marrying John Robert Dixon until they were divorced. She has lived in Bedford, VA, since 1960 and taught 4th and 6th grades at Bedford Elementary School in the early to mid-’70s. For many years, Carolyn also served as a church organist at Bedford Baptist Church. After the new sanctuary was constructed, she was extensively involved in selecting and installing the Casavant pipe organ. In addition to her love of music, Carolyn enjoyed volunteering at the Bedford Public Library and always had a novel to read during her spare time.
Carolyn is survived by her two children, Diana Dixon O’Connell and her husband Andrew and John R. Dixon and his wife Melissa; six grandchildren, Erin, Ian, Tristan, Benjamin and wife Sydnie, Sara, and Sam; and a brother Randolph F. Johnson, Jr, and his wife, Susan.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Bedford Baptist Church, with Pastor Phil Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior.
Donations instead of flowers may be made in memory of Carolyn to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society @ https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com.
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