George Dickerson


Asbury United Methodist Church 1213 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, 11:00 am - 12 pm


Asbury United Methodist Church 1213 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Monday, May 17, 2010, 12 pm


Atlantic City Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

Obituary of George Gibson Dickerson

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George Gibson Dickerson, of Mayslanding and formerly of Atlantic City, made his transition on January 5th, 2010. He was born in Bayonne, NJ, on February 17th, 1910, the son of Virginia Coleman Dickerson and George E. Dickerson. He went to elementary school in Hammonton and Pleasantville, NJ and completed high school in 1929. George continued his education at Lincoln Uniervisity from 1929 until 1933, where he earned a BA and graduated Magna Cum Laude and was the class valedictorian. While still at Lincoln, George married Elizabeth Hersey and later the two had a son, George Edward Dickerson, also known affectionately s Buddy. As a husband, father and student, George worked during the summer months with the Pennsylvania and Reading Seashore lines to support his family and education. Still somehow he found the time to be active in drama and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 1940 George received his BS in Elementary Education from Glassboro State College and began teaching at Egg Harbor elementary school from 1940-1947. In 1941, he and his family moved to Atlantic City. George later lost his first wife Betty in 1947. During tha same year George began teaching in Atlantic City at New Jersey Avenue School until 1962, when he was named prinicipal at Madison Avenue School until he retired in 1977. IN 1966 he received a Master's in Education from Rutgers University. George married his second wife, Edith Holland Dickerson, in 1950. Edith was his partner and companion until she passed in 1988. Together they were both church members, worked for the board of education and held positions in various organizations. George was an avid fishernman and enjoyed the company of his fishing companions. Predeceased by his brothers, Owen, James; sister, Virginia; son George "Buddy" Dickerson, he was blessed with two granddaughters, Dawn and Joi Dickerson; who he help raise. He and Edith both shared many life lessons with them, from fishing, importance of education, self reliance and having your own. Goerge is survived by his sister, Ethel Joyner; nieces, Lenora Ahmed, Andrea Nickerson-Joyner, Bobbi Joyner; their children and grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Diane Dickerson; greatgrandson, Malachi Dickerson-Neal; granddaughters Joi Dickerson-Neal, Dawn Dickerson-Sankofa and their families.
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