Reba Anderson Dickerson

Published 1:25 pm Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Reba Anderson Dickerson, 75, of Orange, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  Officiating will be Reverend Travis Hood, pastor of Cove Baptist Church in Orange.  Burial will follow at Jerusalem Cemetery in Winnfield, Louisiana.

Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Rasnic, Tim Rasnic, Dalton Dickerson, Jimmy Findlay, Collin Findlay and Dalton Dickerson.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Born in Nocona, Texas on December 10, 1939, she was a daughter of Orville and Bell (McNeely) Anderson.  Following her graduation from Basile High School in 1958, she attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she met her future husband.  In 1963, she received her degree in education from the University of Houston.  She taught elementary school in Orange before she and her husband opened The Old Wood Shop.

She was the founder and a beloved member of the Painted Daisy Chapter of The Society of Decorative Painters.  She hosted local artist Tom Windham and his art classes at The Old Wood Shop and The Thrift and Gift Shop; she was a long time member of Cove Baptist Church in Orange.

Preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Bell Anderson and her husband of 51 years, Bobby Ray Dickerson, Reba is survived by her son, Donald Dickerson of Fannett, daughter and son-in-law, Shirlyn and Jimmy Findlay of Bridge City, grandchildren, Collin Findlay, Dillon Dickerson and Dalton Dickerson and sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Benny Rasnic of Norman, Oklahoma.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Dickerson Burns and her husband, Kurvis of Shreveport, Louisiana; brother-in-law, Bill Dickerson of Farmington, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cove Baptist Church, 1005 Dupont Dr., Orange, Texas 77630 or to the charity of choice.