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Jenifer Dickerson

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Jenifer Dickerson

Jenifer Joyce Wilson Dickerson of Abilene passed away Oct. 12, 2019, in Rising Star.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.   

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, also at the funeral home, and burial will follow in Indian Gap Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Jenifer was born in Brownwood to Robert “Deloy” and Sylvia Wilson on May 30, 1951.  She graduated from Pottsville High School, where she played sports and was a cheerleader. She attended Tarleton State University.

She married James Dickerson III Jan. 3, 1972.  They moved to Abilene in 1973, where they raised their two daughters, Brittiany and Sarah.  

Jenifer dedicated herself to her family, serving as a tireless homemaker, Girl Scout leader and homeroom mother.  She also volunteered with organizations like the March of Dimes. As the girls grew older, Jenifer went to work in the library at Cooper High School, where she worked until she and James retired in 2012.

After retirement, Jenifer and James moved to his hometown of Stephenville, where Jenifer hosted her children and grandchildren as often as possible and volunteered with Twentieth Century Club.

Jenifer was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 2016; her parents, Robert “Deloy” Wilson and Sylvia Mae Embrey; and sister Trisha Bolton.

Jenifer is survived by daughters Brittiany Johnson and husband Michael of Austin and Sarah Ashley and husband Joshua of Abilene; sisters Cindy and husband Bob Kile of Garland, Debo and husband Mike Hanes of Lanham, Bertie and husband Rusty Pinkerton of Floresville; and grandchildren Brooke and Evan Ashley of Abilene and Colin and Caroline Johnson of Austin.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jenifer’s daughters wish to extend sincere thanks to their mother’s life-long friend who was with her to the end, Judy King, and Rising Star Nursing and Rehabilitation.

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