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Bud and Loretta
You and your family have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you and family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our heart goes out during this difficult time. Wishing the best and full support in every moment.
Tina DeBartolo Clark
So very sorry for your loss. I hope Martha and Ray are riding their motorcycles in heaven!
My deepest condolences to all of you. Your mom and dad were such warm and lovely people. I always loved to see them come in at the church office. I loved watching how tender and loving they were together. Mrs. Martha always had a smile. After Mr. Raymond past, Kevin would bring her to church and to events. I am blessed to have known her and I know Heaven is rejoicing and she is in our Lords sweet arms.
Martha Elizabeth Dixon
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Dixon (Stroisch), age 93, of Amelia Island, FL passed away peacefully on Friday
morning, February 03, 2023 at the Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring facility on
Amelia Island and in the company of her two locally living children. Born February 09, 1929 in Nashville,
TN., she was one of two children born to the late Maximillian E. Stroisch (d. 1929/Silver City, NV) and
Harriet S. Stroisch (maiden name Hunter) (d. July 1972/San Mateo, CA).
Martha and her older sister grew up in Providence Catholic boarding school in Alexandria, Louisiana,
while their mother worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the VA hospital system across the Red River in
Pineville, LA. They summered with family in the Nashville, TN area and enjoyed farm life and horseback
riding during those periods. Upon graduation from boarding school Martha followed in her mother’s
footsteps and attended nursing school at St. Elizabeths teaching hospital in Washington, D.C. as part of
the 1950 graduating class. It was during this period that she met her future husband, Raymond. Being an
adventurous young lady, and owner and rider of her own Harley 45 motorcycle, she quickly formed a
strong relationship with Raymond over their love of riding as he was at that time a Motorcycle
Policeman in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Bolling AFB in the D.C. area. Their union was made
permanent on January 03, 1951 and a life of travel across the United States and around the world and
the birth and raising of 4 children ensued over the next 40 years. Ultimately, they settled on Amelia
Island, FL in 1990 to begin their retirement years in the forever home that became the longest
stationary living location of each of their entire lives. In retirement the lifelong wanderlust that she
shared with her husband continued with multiple RoadTrek camper vans that they used to travel all over
and across the state of Florida, up and down the east coast, and multiple cross-country trips to visit their
children and grandchildren then living in northern California.
In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Raymond M.
Dixon (d. November 06, 2015, Amelia Island, FL), her son Jon Richard Dixon (d. January 10, 1995, Amelia
Island, FL) and her sister Mary ‘Maxyne’ Stroisch (d. May 06, 2015, Hendersonville, NC).
She leaves behind a daughter, Pamela Anne Hunt, Amelia Island, FL; two sons, Raymond Eric ‘Rick’
Dixon, Sonora, CA., Kevin Sean Dixon and his wife Melissa, Yulee, FL., Four adoring grandchildren Adam,
Eric, Caitlyn and Alaun and 4 treasured great-grandchildren Jon, Safa, Crystal and Skylar.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at St.
Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Father Jose Kallukalam, celebrant.
Mrs. Dixon will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery on Amelia Island.
Rather than flowers, the family requests donations in Martha Dixon’s name be made to Cats Angels, Inc. 709 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034