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Jeremy Dixon

Jeremy R. "Titanic" Dixon

Monday, May 24th, 1982 - Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Jeremy “Titanic” Dixon, “Fleming’s #1 Fan,” 38, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 24, 1982, to Donna Marie Wells and the late Ralph Junior Dixon.

Serving as mascot for the William Fleming Colonel’s, it was to no surprise to anyone, as for the love he had for his school. So much that he mentioned, numerous times in conversation with his mom, that he did not want to graduate. From ninth grade through his senior year of 2001, Jeremy rarely missed any Fleming sports event. His dedication a love for school awarded him the Most Spirited Colonel Award and was officially recognized as William Fleming’s #1 Fan. He would often visit his team in the football locker room following games, to offer words of encouragement and praise; win or lose. He continued cheering on his beloved Colonel’s up until 2017, at the point of his diagnosis of Huntingtons disease. He never allowed the disease to take away his love for his school or his family. Being that Jeremy’s favorite movie was Titanic; a story of disaster, Jeremy decided to nickname himself just that, “Titanic.” To fulfill his desire to personally meet the Virginia Tech Hokie’s Mascot, Coach George Miller drove him to Blacksburg, home of the Hokie’s, to meet the Hokie Bird. This absolutely made his day! In 2020, Jeremy was nominated for the William Fleming High School Hall of Fame for his dedication as the Colonel Mascot. His love for his school, friends, and family will always be cherished.

In addition to his father. Jeremy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard King and Jean Roberts.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Donna Marie Wells (Billy), of Roanoke, Va.; brother, Daniel Wells, of Shawsville, Va.; sister, Shannon BeCraft, of Va.; uncle’s, Mike King, of Salem, Va. and Bobby Roberts, of Shawsville, Va.. Also, special to Jeremy include his nurses, Regina and Lorrie, as well as his caregiver, Brittany.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 6 until 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. Face masks, in exception for medical reasons, as well as social distancing will be required.
Due to mandatory restrictions set forth from the COVID-19 outbreak, and to accommodate the maximum number allowed, in person attendance of the funeral service will be private. Online broadcasting of Jeremy’s service will be available by visiting his obituary page at www.johnmoakey.com at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America by visiting www.hdsa.org.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Interment

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 |
    When
    Friday, July 3rd, 2020
    Location
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    Address
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Thomas Sample

Posted at 09:14pm
My condolences to the Dixon family.
FN

Faye O’Dell Nova

Posted at 10:16pm
Jeremy was my student for four years at WFHS. I will never forget his love for his school and especially the day Lee Suggs presented him with an autographed football. Jeremy was so happy and after Lee left, Jeremy put his head down and cried. I drive him home from school that day and he hugged that football the entire way. I’m so sorry you’ve lost your beautiful boy, Donna.
JC

Jessica Crawford

Posted at 04:33am
Jeremy was like a big brother to me. he called me "little sister" he spent a lot of time with my family, he was my big brother, from another mother. The thing I'm gonna miss most is his hugs. He gave the best hugs! His laugh was contagious. Jeremy was such a good person, he never met a stranger, he loved being a colonel. His enthusiasm, his kind spirit and the way he could always cheer me up when I was having a hard time.. I'll never forget how he would run to me, pick me up and give me the biggest hugs and say "Hey little sister! I love you!"
My father loved Jeremy like a son, and he loved my father... they are together now in heaven.. RIP Jeremy
the world truly lost a pure, and loving soul.. Fly high Colonel! Love you big brother 💔🙏🏻😢

Kimberly Martin

Posted at 08:14pm
Always looked forward to football season to see him. He was "all in", totally dedicated, an exciting presence. He was always an inspiration. I will definitely miss him! Fly high Colonel!
SP

Sherri Padgett

Posted at 02:29pm
I knew Donna from friends and I babysat Jeremy the summer after he was born, while I was pregnant with my own son. I noticed his name and when I saw the birth date, I knew it was him. I'm so sorry to read of his passing. Thank you Jeremy for giving me a little experience in parenting. I so enjoyed taking car of you for awhile. Fly high young man.

Sherri Padgett, Fincastle
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