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Verna Lamar Dickson, age 87, changed his address on Saturday April 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm. Brother Dickson took his final "trip" to see his Lord and Savior and to be reunited with his sweet Dorothy once again.
Born May 27, 1932 in Coushatta, Louisiana to the late Walter and Tiny (Pickett) Dickson. On March 8, 1959 in Bastrop, Louisiana he married the love of his life Dorothy Jane Harris who preceded in death October 3, 2014. Brother and Sister Dickson spent all their married life making music and memories together and never missed a opportunity to talk about Jesus and the faithfulness of their God.
Brother Dickson was an Ordained minister with the Louisiana District Assemblies of God. He and Sister Dickson pastored several churches in Louisiana and they pastored a home mission church in Alaska. Brother Dickson served as a Presbyter in the Louisiana District and many people knew and recognized him as "the camp cook" The last church he pastored was First Assembly of God Church of Lake Providence. He retired from pastoral ministry but he never quit preaching the Word of God. He had a heart for missions and he prayed daily for Life Gate Church. You would often see him sitting during worship, but the moment Sheryl would start singing an old hymn. Vernie was standing tall upon his feet with arms raised. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.
Vernie lived for vacations and going on small trips. His daily routine included getting online and looking for the next good deal.He went to Hawaii sixteen times, several cruises, but his favorite destination was Las Vegas.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Lamar (Evelyn) Dickson, Haughton La, a daughter, Sheryl Renee (Andy) Weil, Logansport; Four grandchildren, Miranda Dickson, Lauren & Logan Weil, Ronald Awuor and two great grandchildren. A very heartfelt and sincere thank you to his grandson. Logan took exceptional care of grandpa, all hours of the day and night, and never once complained. Their unique bond began when grandpa was the babysitter and Logan would sit under his "wing" and watch cartoons.
Four sisters and five brothers have preceded in death.
A private family gathering has been planned due to the COVID19 Pandemic and a private burial will be held in Bethel cemetery near Logansport.
Memorials may be given to the Life Gate Church Shoe Fund.
You may sign the guest book and send words of encouragement to the family on Lamar’s tribute wall at www.gundrumcares.com.