Dixie Lee Jones (Moss) passed away unexpectedly at 83 years of age on Sunday, May 19, surrounded by her loving family. Dixie was born on September 24, 1936 in Trenton, Missouri to Kathern Beatrice and Eugene Raymond Moss.
She spent some of her early childhood years in Needles, California, eventually returning to Missouri where she met and dated the love of her life. She loved participating in school activities, being a baton twirler and enjoyed competing in multiple intramural sports. Dixie graduated at the top of her class from Northeast High School in 1954, alongside her soon to be husband. Dixie married Donald Clyde Jones on May 6, 1956 at Independence Boulevard Christian Church. Throughout their marriage they had the opportunity to travel around the world and lived in Germany for one year, while Donald served in the military. Together they had three daughters, six grandchildren, and seven great granddaughters. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Dixie’s faith and family were her life’s priority. She was the heart of the family and nourished the people around her with unconditional love. Her favorite thing to do was spending time with her family. She developed, nurtured and treasured a special relationship with each of her children and grandchildren. Dixie loved hosting family celebrations in her home and her extraordinary talent made each event beautiful, unique and special.
She was preceded in death by her mother Kathern Beatrice Bitz, step-father James Edward Bitz and father, Eugene Raymond Moss. She is survived by her loving husband Donald and daughters Dawn Janiece (Jerry), Rhonda Rennae (Jim), Stacey Lee (Damon); grandchildren Tyler (Nicole), Taylor (Sam), Amanda (Sam), Parker (Taylor), Ashtyn, and Chandler; great granddaughters, Kennedy, Estelle, Elise, Everly, Charlotte, Leah, and Reagan.
Her contagious smile, laughter, faith, vibrant personality and legacy will forever live in our hearts. Dixie loved sharing quotes and words of inspiration to her family. One of her favorites is, “There are three things you can never take back, words spoken, opportunities lost and time wasted.”
The family will greet friends and family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 23 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 24 at 2:00 pm at Langsford with graveside services to follow at Floral Hills Cemetery in Raytown, Missouri.
The family requests memorial gifts to the Mayo Clinic, Celiac Research by phone, online, or mail.
By mail please send checks to:
Mayo Clinic Department of Development
Dr. Murray Celiac Disease Research
200 First Street Southwest
Rochester, MN 55905
In memo line note memorial gift for Dixie Lee Jones.
By phone, please call 1-855-852-8129 and speak with a gift processing associate
By online, https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donatemc
Please designate donation to “other” and type in Dr. Murray Celiac Disease Research.
Under tribute information indicate it is a memorial gift for Dixie Lee Jones.