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Elder Sharon Kay Dixon, affectionately called “Kay Kay,” was born on Monday, June 17, 1957, to James Eddie Fletcher (deceased) and Mildred Ray Ivy Fletcher (deceased) as the third of four children in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a close-knit, Christ-centered family, the Fletcher family served and were active participants in 2nd Christian Church of Indianapolis, Indiana, originally under Dr. Robert Hayes Peoples, which would come to be called Light of the World Christian Church under Bishop T. Garrott Benjamin, Jr. Sharon accepted Christ very young and joined the church on February 20th, 1966, just months shy of her 9th birthday.
As she grew, Sharon’s faith and dedication to ministry grew with her, as she was an active participant in almost every outpost of ministry available to her. She was known for her cheerful disposition and laid-back personality, but don’t let her calm exterior fool you. She was a fierce defender of those she loved. Sharon would have her first child, Nicole Fletcher (Green). Even as a young mother, her drive and passion for achieving her goals would not be quenched, and with the support of her ever-faithful and disciplined mother, she would go on to graduate from Northwest High School in June of 1975. After graduation, Sharon continued her education and received her Associate’s degree in Computer Science, along with an additional year of college studies. Sharon’s family continued to expand with the addition of her son, Jermaine, daughter Chenae (deceased), and her beloved final child, Bruce Jr.
Sharon worked to support herself and her children, who were the true lights of her life. She often worked multiple positions at a time to ensure they had all they needed, not just to survive but to thrive. She was committed to taking them on vacation every year from Niagara Falls to Disneyland. Sharon made sure her children were well-rounded and not bound by limiting beliefs. She had her children participate in every aspect of church, but she also made sure they could participate in extracurricular interests as long as they understood that God must be first. Her rip-the-bandaid-off approach to parenting demanded her children were expected to excel, achieve, and go after all God had for them. Each of Sharon’s children would go on to private school, graduate, go to college, and receive post-secondary degrees. With unwavering faith and fortitude, Sharon ensured her children had every opportunity available to them.
Sharon’s mission to help others succeed was not limited to her children. Her passion to support others once led her to uproot her three eldest children and move to California to support her sister, eventually returning with her niece. Sharon would always follow God’s direction to help people going through tough times. That God-given assignment led her to the Marion County Trustee’s Office (MCT), where she would work tirelessly to help all she could, often going the extra mile by staying late to assist her clients. Sharon was even known to help her clients personally. She would retire from MCT after twenty-nine years of dutiful service.
Sharon’s capacity for care carried into her home life, where her world-renowned cooking and kitchen skills created a home away from home full of laughter, joy, and, to the added contentment of many, a full belly. Sharon had a way of quietly forming special connections with everyone she encountered. She was that ever-valuable safe place, loaded with wisdom, encouragement, and love. Whether biologically or spiritually, Sharon served as a mother to many. Sharon was a dedicated friend and confidant. She enjoyed multiple friendships that extended over five decades. When she was for you, she would bombard heaven and earth on your behalf, and every secret was safe with her.
Armed with thirty-six years of training and service to Light of the World Christian Church, when her daughter and son-in-law, Pastor Henzy Green, Jr., opened Emmaus Christian Church, Sharon and eight others would become the official first members. They are known as The Emmaus Divine Nine. During her twenty-two years at Emmaus, she served in almost every ministry of the church, including the Praise Team, the Prayer Team as Lead, Head of Finance, the Hospitality Team, Spiritual Deliverance Warrior, and other duties as assigned. She was a founding member of the “WWE,” the Wise Warrior Elders.
Sharon was a Prayer Warrior, second to none. She undergirded the entire ministry and its members in dedicated, daily, prayer and intercession. Her tireless service to the ministry is what allotted her to be the very first Elder elevated by Emmaus Christian Church. She was very proud to follow in the footsteps of her dear mother, Elder Emeritus Mildred Fletcher. Their joint calling as Elders remains a testament and legacy that has manifested in each of her children as they all serve the church in different capacities. Faithful, Prayer Warrior, Woman of God, Mother, Elder; this and so much more was the formula for the woman so many came to know and love. Sharon will forever be regarded and remembered as FAITHFUL! She was a True Worshiper, and one who was often found singing, praying, or simply delighting in God’s presence.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, James and Mildred Fletcher, her brother James Martin “Marty” Fletcher, and her youngest daughter, Chenae Keyona Venters. Sharon leaves to cherish her loving memory and to continue her legacy: her daughter Lady Nicole Green (Pastor Henzy), sons Jermaine Woolery and Bruce Dixon, Jr., bonus son Joseph Lewis, her granddaughter Mariah Woolery, and bonus granddaughter Elliyana Lewis, sisters Janice Fletcher and Linda Fletcher, nephews Dewayne Fletcher (Sasha) and Ryan Neal (Blanca), niece Rashida Lavigne (Mason), Emmaus church family, extended family, friends, coworkers, and loved ones.
Elder Sharon K. Dixon lived a life of Prayer, Service, and Commitment. She was ever faithful to her belief in God, her love of her family and friends, and her church. She finished her race on Saturday, January 20th, 2024, at the age of 66, surrounded by her loving family. Let us love, honor, and thank God for the life of Elder Sharon K. Dixon as she enters the presence of God and His Glory forever.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Well done, indeed