Minnie Bell Dillahunt-Mixon was born November 25, 1947 in Trenton, North Carolina to the late Deacon Leon Dillahunt and the late Mother Minnie Bell Dillahunt. She was the fourth of five daughters. Minnie along with her family were members of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Trenton, North Carolina where she and her sisters sang in the Junior Choir.
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In 1962, the family relocated to Boston, Massachusetts where she received her formal education in the Boston Public School System, graduating from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls in 1966.
Minnie was a member of 3 Regent Street Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of the late Bishop L. C. Young where she sang in the Junior Choir. She was also a member of the Royal Gospeletts and the Dillahunt Sister, singing praises unto God. She later moved her membership to Southern Baptist Church under the then leadership of Rev. James Chance and now presently under the leadership of Pastor James Harrison. She served a term as President of the Awards and Scholarship Committee. She attended faithfully until her health declined and she could no longer attend.
Minnie shared 48 years of love with Elbert Mixon and on July 6, 1996 they were joined in Holy Matrimony.
Minnie was employed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for a few years before moving on to Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she retired after 40 years of service.
On Friday, October 4, 2019, Minnie transitioned from this life. She was preceded by her parents Deacon and Mother Dillahunt, her sister, Lurley Cowell. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving husband, Elbert Mixon, a son, Christopher Leon Dillahunt, daughter-in-law Lisa, 2 granddaughters, Denasia Dorsey and Samaya Dillahunt, one great-grandson, Kayden Dorsey all of Boston, MA. Three sisters, Mary Williams (Julius) of Rochester, NY, Lilly Fountain (the late Richard) of Boston, MA, and Josephine Bishop of Churchland, VA. Three brothers in law’s, Larry Mixon, Thomas Hollinhead (Agnes), and Robert King (Glenda), two sister in law’s, Fannie Robinson, and Pamela McDaniel all of Pensacola, FL. She also leaves to mourn a host of family and friends.