It is with regret that we announce the passing of Mrs. Letha Doyce Dickinson, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN. Doyce was born on April 16, 1938 in Yellville, AR to the late Alva and Rebecca Weiher Johnson. She passed away on June 13, 2020 at Donalson Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Doyce was a member of Genesis Methodist Church (formerly, State Line Methodist Church). She attended the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri and graduated with an Associates of Science Degree. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway majoring in Physical Education and Health. Doyce completed her post graduate work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, receiving her Master’s Degree in Physical Education. She worked as a Physical Education Teacher and coached track, volleyball, drill team, swimming, and diving. She also taught ballroom dancing at the collegiate level. She was a great synchronized swimmer and enjoyed teaching her students. Mrs. Dickinson could often be found sewing, doing puzzles or volunteering with Carriage House Players theatre group. She had a kind spirit, always had a smile, and loved people. She also had an endearing love for animals. Doyce left her teaching career early for the greatest job of all time, raising her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Sebreta Leronica Dickinson-Segerson and husband, Michael of Madison, AL; son, Derron Andrew Dickinson and wife, Danielle of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Raegan Elise Segerson, Ryland Michael Segerson, Tristan Arivett, Landyn Dickinson, and Ronin Dickinson; and a brother, Donald Wayne Johnson and wife, Shirley of Norwood, MO. In addition to her parents, Doyce was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lee Dickinson; and siblings, Larsh, Olaf, J.V., and E.J. Johnson, Hester Johnson Lee and Viva Johnson Billings.
A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens, with Rev. David Karr officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville – Lincoln County Animal Shelter, PO Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Letha Doyce Dickinson.
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