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Shelly Jean Dixon, 65, of Houston, Texas transitioned from this life into her eternal life on November 9, 2023, at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center in the The Woodlands, Texas. Shelly was born in Harris County, Texas on November 13, 1957, to her parents Ruby Jean and George Dixon. Shelly loved her mom and dad, taking care of them in their later years, and missed them tremendously after they passed away. She had three sisters, Ann Krammes who is married to Bob, Lynn Reynolds who is married to John and Elaine Spann who was married to Kenneth until her death last year. Ann, Bob and Lynn lovingly cared for Shelly while she resided in the nursing facility in Conroe. Shelly never stopped missing her parents and her sister Elaine. A few days before her passing, she told her sister Ann she had a wonderful chat with her dad and sister. We rejoice that they are reunited in Heaven.
Shelly attended MacArthur High School and later earned her certification as an Emergency Medical Technician from Lone Star College. Shelly always loved to help others and truly enjoyed her time working on the ambulance. Growing up, Shelly could often be found helping her daddy fix a car or playing in the yard with her nieces and nephews on Charriton Drive. Shelly was a fun aunt and could always be counted on for a ride to the mall or to go out to eat with.
Shelly loved talking on the phone. She called her family and friends often to chat and check on them. Her love for talking on the telephone may have been what drew her to her job as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. She remained at the phone company until an accident left her unable to work.
Shelly had two children. Her first-born son, Jason Michael Williamson lives in Carrizo Springs with his wife Cynthia. Together, Jason and Cynthia have six children-Jude, Alyna, Brianna, Jolene, Wyatt, and Maverick. Her second born was her daughter, Casey Sowers who lives in Conroe with her husband Adam. Casey and Adam are the parents of four children-Michael, Carly, Stella, and Hazel. Shelly always loved her ten grandchildren, and they were pride and joy. Shelly had a lot of pride in the accomplishments of her grandchildren and children. Both Casey and Jason gave Shelly bragging rights when they earned their college degrees and went on to have successful careers and families. Shelly was also proud to be a marine mom and she and Lanie went to San Diego to watch Jason graduate from boot camp. They enjoyed Jack in the Box tacos as a reward!
Shelly was truly skilled at finding connections and any information you may need. She could always be counted on to research any subject or find any phone number. She had a desire to help others. On several occasions her nieces remember her jumping to their aid to get their birth certificates, to help complete forms and any other research task needed!
When remembering their mother Casey and Jason tell stories of good times. Jason and his family enjoyed Shelly while she lived with them riding on his tractor and hanging out at home with his kids. Casey recently shared stories of growing up in a household with her mom and grandparents and the fun times in that house. Shelly would often take her father and Casey fishing and the night before was busy with prepping the poles and loading the car. ‘Daddy’ was surely brimming with excitement. The following day would be spent sitting on the pier waiting for the big one. If nothing was caught, it was okay, they would just stop by the fish market to bring their ‘catch’ home.
Good times were had shopping at the Farmer’s Market on Canino. Along with enough fresh fruit and vegetables to have wonderful dinners for days, the Farmer’s Market always meant getting a giant pickle for Casey. Shelly was always a good cook, like her mom. She made wonderful southern dinners, great gumbo and outstanding pies. Casey follows in her footsteps and also got the good cook gene.
Shelly and her sister Lanie often took their mom to BINGO at the VFW Hall and Casey was always along with them. Grandma was on a walker, and it was always amusing to watch her rush to the bathroom in between games so she did not miss any numbers. Casey and Shelly ran the concession stand during the BINGO games and served home made cakes and pies that were a big hit. She was a true wiz at the claw game and would bring home large bags of her winnings!
Shelly often took her children and nieces to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Astroworld for days filled with fun. Even though Shelly became sick and had to be less active, she always enjoyed rooting on her home team Astros and Texans. She and her roommate enjoyed talking with each other and ordering their beloved Chili Rellenos from the restaurant next door.
Shelly is loved and will be missed until we see her again.