Letha Doyce Dickinson
April 16, 1938 -
June 13, 2020

Visitation

Service 

June 20, 2020
10:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Mrs. Letha Doyce Dickinson, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN. Doyce was born on April 16, 1938 in Yellville, AR to the late Alva and Rebecca Weiher Johnson. She passed away on June 13, 2020 at Donalson Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Doyce was a member of Genesis Methodist Church (formerly, State Line Methodist Church). She attended the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri and graduated with an Associates of Science Degree. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway majoring in Physical Education and Health. Doyce completed her post graduate work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, receiving her Master’s Degree in Physical Education. She worked as a Physical Education Teacher and coached track, volleyball, drill team, swimming, and diving. She also taught ballroom dancing at the collegiate level. She was a great synchronized swimmer and enjoyed teaching her students. Mrs. Dickinson could often be found sewing, doing puzzles or volunteering with Carriage House Players theatre group. She had a kind spirit, always had a smile, and loved people. She also had an endearing love for animals. Doyce left her teaching career early for the greatest job of all time, raising her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Sebreta Leronica Dickinson-Segerson and husband, Michael of Madison, AL; son, Derron Andrew Dickinson and wife, Danielle of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Raegan Elise Segerson, Ryland Michael Segerson, Tristan Arivett, Landyn Dickinson, and Ronin Dickinson; and a brother, Donald Wayne Johnson and wife, Shirley of Norwood, MO. In addition to her parents, Doyce was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lee Dickinson; and siblings, Larsh, Olaf, J.V., and E.J. Johnson, Hester Johnson Lee and Viva Johnson Billings.

A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens, with Rev. David Karr officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville – Lincoln County Animal Shelter, PO Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Letha Doyce Dickinson.

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29 Comments

  1. Rebecca Bradford

    Derron and Sebreta, I and so sorry for your loss. Your mom had such a sweet spirit. When I spoke to her it was always obvious she was so proud of you guys and of your children.

    Reply
  2. Don Young

    I went to grade school in the late 40s with her in Arkansas
    I am blessed in knowing her

    Reply
  3. Morris and Jackie McRae

    This is so very sad. We love our Doyce. Told my daughter tonight and she broke down and cried. We have know she and Ron for many, many years. I sweeter, more loving lady you could have ever know. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of her family. God was at those Golden Gates to welcome her with open arms.
    Love to each of you,
    Morris and Jackie McRae

    Reply
  4. Wil Day

    Although I haven’t seen Doyce since I was 16 years old which is nearly 30 years ago, I’ve never forgotten her. I will always remember her kindness. It wasn’t born of good manners or politeness. Her heart was full of kindness and a love for others. I hope that kindness and love lives on in all who knew her.

    Reply
  5. Ron and Susan Arrick

    Derron, we are so saddened to hear of your mom’s death. Doyce was such a sweet lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor. Always enjoyed talking to her. She always was cheerful and had a beautiful smile. And spirit. She will be truly missed. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. .

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  6. Susan Arrick

    Derron, we are so saddened to hear of your mom’s death. She was such a sweet lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor. Always enjoyed talking to her. She will be truly missed. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. .

    Reply
  7. Janie and Jim Hughes

    Our sweet Doyce and Ron were like parents to me. We traveled to see them shortly after we married. Every place they lived we were welcomed. Doyce and I loved going to yard sales, resale shops, etc. Even when she had a difficult time getting around. We spent hours into the night talking, solving the world’s problems. She had a fierce love for her family. I’ll miss our wonderful meals together. She loved Bluebell icecream!!! Most of all I’ll remember her love for her Lord. What a joy to know she was told, welcome my good and faithful servant! Janie and Jim Hughes

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  8. Laurel johnson

    I was so sorry to hear about aunt doyce she was a special lady. I still remember when we had the reunions and doyce and viva was staying with us it was such a joy I will miss her greatly you are all in my prayers. Love laurel and family

    Reply
  9. Susan and Jim Wickiser

    What pleasure and support we had, Miss.Doyce, raising our kids through church and school in Augusta, Kansas. We are blessed with memories. God be with your family. With love, Susie and Jim Wickiser

    Reply
  10. Mike and Sandy George

    Doyce was a dear lady! We never saw her without a smile. She loved to talk with us about her children and ours. We want the family to know that we are saddened by their lass and will be in prayer for them. Treasure all those amazing memories of this dear lady!

    Reply
  11. Wanda Preston

    Doyce was such a sweet lady. I am sorry to learn she passed away. My sincere condolences to her family.

    Reply
  12. Jackie and Morris McRae

    I was so sorry to hear of my dear, precious friend’s passing. To know Doyce, was to know an angel…..My husband had know she and her husband, since they got engaged. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of her family..RIP my dear friends…..you will be missed

    Reply
  13. Barbara Miller

    So sorry for your loss. I feel privileged to have met your mom and enjoyed visits. I remember her smile, kindnesses in her words and thoughts and actions. . And pride and love for her family. Love and sympathy to you.

    Reply
  14. Lou Annis Kelley

    I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  15. Angela (Johnson) Hamlin and Family

    We all loved aunt Doyce so very much. The world lost a great woman. Our thoughts are with you Sebreta, Derron, and all the kids. ❤.

    Reply
  16. Traci (Struble) Sullivan

    Your mother was a wonderful woman with a kind soul that was apparent to everyone fortunate to meet her. I will never forget the days and nights spent in your childhood home in Augusta. I am so glad you were able to be there for her, to comfort her.

    Reply
  17. Paige and Mike Cocke

    Such a fine loving woman. She means so much to our whole family.
    Love
    Paige and Mike and family

    Reply
  18. Jason Mendenhall

    Doyce was an absolute treat and will forever be a part of my memories. When we all lived out in the country in Augusta, Kansas, I absolutely loved getting that phone call that she had made another batch of no-bake cookies, lol. Sometimes, I would beat Sebreta to her own house to eat them. Her name passes my lips at least once a month when my mother-in-law gives me a call to let me know she has made some no-bake cookies. I know my mother-in-law has heard the story a thousand times but I always tell it again.
    Doyce made a difference in this world. Doyce left it a better, kinder place. She will definitely be missed here. But, I’m sure God will delight in her presence. What a joy it was to have known her.
    Love you, Doyce. I’ll see you in a few years.

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  19. Kelly Kennedy

    Sebreta,
    Your mom was such a sweet and loving person. I know you all will miss her dearly. Praying for peace and comfort.

    Love,
    Kelly

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  20. Jacqueline Farley

    Special thoughts & prayers to the family of Doyce., my dear friend since 5th grade in Yellville, AR. She had the sweetest spirit and was truly a follower of Jesus. I will miss her so much. Looking forward to spending eternity with her in heaven.

    Reply
  21. Deb Johnson

    My heart is so heavy with the loss of a very special and loving lady. Sending love and hugs to Sebreta, Derron and your families. May you find peace in your hearts. Always remember how much she loved all of you. RIP Dear sweet Aunt Doyce. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  22. Micki

    I feel it was an honor to know Doyce. When you girls were in dance, she was so kind and taught me a lot about your stage appearance.
    We had some very memorable recitals and your school dance team. I’m praying for you broken hearts and know she will be watching over you until you are joined together. Love you Micki

    Reply
  23. Kelly Walters

    I have been blessed to share wonderful conversations with this precious woman! Kindness, laughter and love always sparkled in her eyes when she spoke of her children and grandchildren! She had the gift of making everyone feel special and important! My heart aches with yours as you mourn Doyce. She will truly be missed by everyone that knew her! Much love to you all!!

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  24. Kathy Blackmon

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I thought the world of her. She was so warm and friendly. She was funny too. I absolutely loved being around her. She is going to be greatly missed. But no more suffering. Love y’all bunches!

    Reply
  25. Val Segerson

    Dear Sebreta, Mike, Raegan, Ryland, and the Dickerson family.

    Our hearts are with you during this time. Although I only met Doyce a couple of times, I was struck by her kind heart and love of family. She is no doubt smiling down upon you all now and will always be with you. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Val and Chuck Segerson

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  26. Dennis Eddins

    Derron, sorry to hear about your mom. She was truly a sweet lady and good neighbor. I loved helping her when I could. My prayers are with you and your family 💞

    Reply
  27. Julie & Grace Schwarz, Christine Mathis

    Dear Family, we will miss our sweet neighbor. She was a sweetheart indeed.

    Reply
  28. Mark and Laura Clark

    So sorry to hear of Doyce’s passing. What a dear neighbor – Dunroamin Lane will not be the same without her. Our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
    • Myra Askins

      So sorry to hear of Ms. Doyce’s passing. She was just a great friend to my mother and will be missed. May God bless and comfort you during this time.

      Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Rebecca Bradford

    Derron and Sebreta, I and so sorry for your loss. Your mom had such a sweet spirit. When I spoke to her it was always obvious she was so proud of you guys and of your children.

    Reply
  2. Don Young

    I went to grade school in the late 40s with her in Arkansas
    I am blessed in knowing her

    Reply
  3. Morris and Jackie McRae

    This is so very sad. We love our Doyce. Told my daughter tonight and she broke down and cried. We have know she and Ron for many, many years. I sweeter, more loving lady you could have ever know. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of her family. God was at those Golden Gates to welcome her with open arms.
    Love to each of you,
    Morris and Jackie McRae

    Reply
  4. Wil Day

    Although I haven’t seen Doyce since I was 16 years old which is nearly 30 years ago, I’ve never forgotten her. I will always remember her kindness. It wasn’t born of good manners or politeness. Her heart was full of kindness and a love for others. I hope that kindness and love lives on in all who knew her.

    Reply
  5. Ron and Susan Arrick

    Derron, we are so saddened to hear of your mom’s death. Doyce was such a sweet lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor. Always enjoyed talking to her. She always was cheerful and had a beautiful smile. And spirit. She will be truly missed. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. .

    Reply
  6. Susan Arrick

    Derron, we are so saddened to hear of your mom’s death. She was such a sweet lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor. Always enjoyed talking to her. She will be truly missed. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. .

    Reply
  7. Janie and Jim Hughes

    Our sweet Doyce and Ron were like parents to me. We traveled to see them shortly after we married. Every place they lived we were welcomed. Doyce and I loved going to yard sales, resale shops, etc. Even when she had a difficult time getting around. We spent hours into the night talking, solving the world’s problems. She had a fierce love for her family. I’ll miss our wonderful meals together. She loved Bluebell icecream!!! Most of all I’ll remember her love for her Lord. What a joy to know she was told, welcome my good and faithful servant! Janie and Jim Hughes

    Reply
  8. Laurel johnson

    I was so sorry to hear about aunt doyce she was a special lady. I still remember when we had the reunions and doyce and viva was staying with us it was such a joy I will miss her greatly you are all in my prayers. Love laurel and family

    Reply
  9. Susan and Jim Wickiser

    What pleasure and support we had, Miss.Doyce, raising our kids through church and school in Augusta, Kansas. We are blessed with memories. God be with your family. With love, Susie and Jim Wickiser

    Reply
  10. Mike and Sandy George

    Doyce was a dear lady! We never saw her without a smile. She loved to talk with us about her children and ours. We want the family to know that we are saddened by their lass and will be in prayer for them. Treasure all those amazing memories of this dear lady!

    Reply
  11. Wanda Preston

    Doyce was such a sweet lady. I am sorry to learn she passed away. My sincere condolences to her family.

    Reply
  12. Jackie and Morris McRae

    I was so sorry to hear of my dear, precious friend’s passing. To know Doyce, was to know an angel…..My husband had know she and her husband, since they got engaged. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of her family..RIP my dear friends…..you will be missed

    Reply
  13. Barbara Miller

    So sorry for your loss. I feel privileged to have met your mom and enjoyed visits. I remember her smile, kindnesses in her words and thoughts and actions. . And pride and love for her family. Love and sympathy to you.

    Reply
  14. Lou Annis Kelley

    I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  15. Angela (Johnson) Hamlin and Family

    We all loved aunt Doyce so very much. The world lost a great woman. Our thoughts are with you Sebreta, Derron, and all the kids. ❤.

    Reply
  16. Traci (Struble) Sullivan

    Your mother was a wonderful woman with a kind soul that was apparent to everyone fortunate to meet her. I will never forget the days and nights spent in your childhood home in Augusta. I am so glad you were able to be there for her, to comfort her.

    Reply
  17. Paige and Mike Cocke

    Such a fine loving woman. She means so much to our whole family.
    Love
    Paige and Mike and family

    Reply
  18. Jason Mendenhall

    Doyce was an absolute treat and will forever be a part of my memories. When we all lived out in the country in Augusta, Kansas, I absolutely loved getting that phone call that she had made another batch of no-bake cookies, lol. Sometimes, I would beat Sebreta to her own house to eat them. Her name passes my lips at least once a month when my mother-in-law gives me a call to let me know she has made some no-bake cookies. I know my mother-in-law has heard the story a thousand times but I always tell it again.
    Doyce made a difference in this world. Doyce left it a better, kinder place. She will definitely be missed here. But, I’m sure God will delight in her presence. What a joy it was to have known her.
    Love you, Doyce. I’ll see you in a few years.

    Reply
  19. Kelly Kennedy

    Sebreta,
    Your mom was such a sweet and loving person. I know you all will miss her dearly. Praying for peace and comfort.

    Love,
    Kelly

    Reply
  20. Jacqueline Farley

    Special thoughts & prayers to the family of Doyce., my dear friend since 5th grade in Yellville, AR. She had the sweetest spirit and was truly a follower of Jesus. I will miss her so much. Looking forward to spending eternity with her in heaven.

    Reply
  21. Deb Johnson

    My heart is so heavy with the loss of a very special and loving lady. Sending love and hugs to Sebreta, Derron and your families. May you find peace in your hearts. Always remember how much she loved all of you. RIP Dear sweet Aunt Doyce. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Reply
  22. Micki

    I feel it was an honor to know Doyce. When you girls were in dance, she was so kind and taught me a lot about your stage appearance.
    We had some very memorable recitals and your school dance team. I’m praying for you broken hearts and know she will be watching over you until you are joined together. Love you Micki

    Reply
  23. Kelly Walters

    I have been blessed to share wonderful conversations with this precious woman! Kindness, laughter and love always sparkled in her eyes when she spoke of her children and grandchildren! She had the gift of making everyone feel special and important! My heart aches with yours as you mourn Doyce. She will truly be missed by everyone that knew her! Much love to you all!!

    Reply
  24. Kathy Blackmon

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I thought the world of her. She was so warm and friendly. She was funny too. I absolutely loved being around her. She is going to be greatly missed. But no more suffering. Love y’all bunches!

    Reply
  25. Val Segerson

    Dear Sebreta, Mike, Raegan, Ryland, and the Dickerson family.

    Our hearts are with you during this time. Although I only met Doyce a couple of times, I was struck by her kind heart and love of family. She is no doubt smiling down upon you all now and will always be with you. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Val and Chuck Segerson

    Reply
  26. Dennis Eddins

    Derron, sorry to hear about your mom. She was truly a sweet lady and good neighbor. I loved helping her when I could. My prayers are with you and your family 💞

    Reply
  27. Julie & Grace Schwarz, Christine Mathis

    Dear Family, we will miss our sweet neighbor. She was a sweetheart indeed.

    Reply
  28. Mark and Laura Clark

    So sorry to hear of Doyce’s passing. What a dear neighbor – Dunroamin Lane will not be the same without her. Our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
    • Myra Askins

      So sorry to hear of Ms. Doyce’s passing. She was just a great friend to my mother and will be missed. May God bless and comfort you during this time.

      Reply

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