In a very peaceful way, God called Reginald home to heaven early Sunday morning on October 14, 2018. We have lost our earthly angel and a very vital part of our family, but as a result, heaven has gained a new angel. He is now receiving his reward of eternal life with our Heavenly Father and our mother Mary accompanied by all the angels and saints. He loved us all so devotedly and so deeply and loved so many others, whether they were family, friends, strangers, parents or his son. We thank God for our constant and continual prayer warriors and for the beautiful blessing of a young man who befriended anyone who needed a friend or just needed a kind ear. Our beautiful memories of Reg will live on forever in our hearts and minds. He will be severely and deeply missed until we reunite again. There was no greater blessing to him than his son, Reginald D. Dixon. Reg was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Lonnie B. Dixon, Gloria J. Dixon, Melba T. DeGruy and John M. DeGruy, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories: his son, Reginald Davante Dixon; his devoted parents, Albert Zale Franklin, Marlene DeGruy Franklin and his father, Reginald Bennett Dixon, Sr. in addition to a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. With great appreciation, we give special thanks to the many who were devoted to Reginald over the years but especially to the doctors and specialists at Touro Hospital, Hospice Compassus, 1st Class Care Every Time LLC, Lerner Jackson, Gilda Smith, Nora Carvajal and all the compassionate caregivers who helped along the way.
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA. Interment was in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum located in Garden of Memories Cemetery.