Andrew (Leroy) Leroy Dickerson, Jr.

November 16, 1923 ~ September 18, 2010

JENNINGS Mr. Andrew Leroy Dickerson, Jr. (Leroy), 86, died at 12:35 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2010 in the Jennings American Legion Hospital. Mr. Dickerson was a native of Palma, Kentucky and a Jennings resident for over 60 years, moving here from Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Lambuth College in Jackson, TN, Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas, and attended Boston Theological School in Boston, MA. He was an active member of the Jennings United Methodist Church, having taught Bible studies for many years. He was a member of the Optimist Club. He co-authored the book Journey to Jesus: A Walk Through the Bible with his daughter Janet Dickerson-Deshotel. Survivors include his two daughters, Janet Dickerson-Deshotel and husband Larry of Carlyss, Sue Dickerson Pavey and husband James Douglas of Aztec, N.M.; three sons, Raymond Brown and wife Ann of Roanoke, Byron Denny Dickerson and wife Brook of Louisville, TN, Andy L. Dickerson, III of Jennings; one sister, Lyda Dicus of Walnut Creek, CA; one brother Tucker Dickerson of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Dickerson was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. A.L. and Grace Chumbler Dickerson, Sr.; his wife, Mildred Hartwell Dickerson and former wife, Nina Mae Denny Gunn, and three brothers, Jimmy Dickerson, Dycus Dickerson and Carl Dickerson, Sr. He was a United Methodist minister, an author, and the manager of Public Finance Company for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heifer International, Little Rock, AR; St. Jude Hospital, Memphis, TN; Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, Jennings, or the American Heart Association. Mr. Dickerson donated his body to LSU Medical Center so that others may be helped. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010 in the Jennings United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Freeland officiating. Leroy completed his journey to Jesus.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with my extended family at this time. I know my Dad, Carl Dickerson will be happy to see his older brother with him in heaven.

  2. What a wonderful brother -in law he was to meSharing in the sorrow of his passing ,but also in the joy that we will all be together again someday, that is our Blessed hope. Much love and prayers to his precious family. Carolyn

  3. Dear Janet, Sue & Byron(Brian) Am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Its hard to give a loved one up. Just take comfort in the fact that you will see him again in heaven someday. Also remember he is in a much better place then we are. My Thoughts & Prayers Are With You. With Love, Jo Hinerman

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. Uncle Leroy will be greatly missed! May the Lord give peace and grace during this time of loss. God bless you all. Doug & Alicia Dickerson and Family

  5. Leroy was a dear cousin – I remember how sweet he was when family got together at Grandmother's house. I'm sending love to the family and prayers of thanksgiving for the life Leroy led and the wittness he was to all who knew him.

  6. Byron, we just heard about your dad. You and your whole family are in our prayers. He's in God's care now. I know there will still be a lot to do afterward, but know that we are thinking of you all.

  7. Brian and Family: Thinking of you! Sorry for your lost. He sounds like a great person and loved his Lord. Shirley & Foster

  8. Dad, there are no words to express how much I miss and love you today…and all the tomorrows in the future. But, God was gracious and gave us time to "talk and listen". You taught me the meaning of "unconditional love"…and I thank you. I love you Dad and know that you will be waiting for me at the Gate one day. See you then…

  9. Janet, When my dad passed, it really hurt to let go of the first man I ever loved"the man I had never known a day without. And yet at the same time, I rejoiced that his pain was gone and he was face to face with the Lord. I pray that in the midst of your sorrow, youre also experiencing the joy and consolation that God so graciously gives us in these times. May the sweet memories of your dad and the sure hope of your reunion fill your heart during the days of your separation. Your friend and sister-in-Christ, Paula

  10. Janet, Diana and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your wonderful father. We pray that God will give you the comfort in knowing that your dad is now home and walking with Jesus. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Bryan & Diana

  11. Uncle Leroy, I am so sorry to have you leave us but know in my heart that you are just fine now. I love you. Dearest cousins, know that I hold you in my heart and feel your pain. May your memories ease your loss and may you be able to laugh through all your tears. I love you.

  12. My prayers are with you, Janet, and your entire family. I know your father was an inspiration to many. I hope you can find relief in good memories and in knowing that he is now with God.

  13. Dad…… our last conversation you said you never loved me so much as now……and Dad I never loved you more than I do now~ Have fun playing dominoes …….

  14. My condolences to all who knew and loved Leroy who was important in my young years growing up as my brother in law. He was a kind and loving older brother to me. Nathan Denny and family Willis, Texas

  15. We will be praying for you, the family. Mr. Leroy's work here is done, God said "well done my good and faithful servant"

  16. Janet and Family, My thoughts are with you during this time. Your precious Dad has reached the goal that he worked toward for many years, to be safe in the Saviours arms. It is not easy to let them go, but remember the wonderful celebration he is now enjoying. May God give you the peace that passes understanding.

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