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Pauline Dixon Palmer

SoVaNow.com / September 14, 2020

Pauline Dixon Palmer, 87, of Union Grove Road, South Boston, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at her home. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 25, 1932, daughter of the late Earlie Dixon and Isalean Womack Dixon White. She was married to the late Jeffrey Palmer Sr. and was a member of New Mount Olive Apostolic Church.

Mrs. Palmer is survived by two daughters, Bertha Olds of New York and Bessie Sydnor of Virginia; nine sons, Tex Hamlett of Virginia, David Hamlett of Connecticut, John Hamlett (Cassie), Jeffrey Palmer Jr. (Vernell), Joshua Palmer (Deborah), James Palmer, Jackie Palmer, Sammie Palmer, all of Virginia and Michael Palmer of North Carolina; three sisters, Racheal Judkins, Hattie Davis, Lucy Dixon; two brothers, Fulton “Bud” White (Pastor Susie) and Benny White Sr. (Rose), all of Connecticut; one half sister, Gladys Barksdale; and a host of grandchildren, including Tammy and Michael Ford, whom she raised, and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; godson, Earl Hart (Carolyn); her pastor, Leonia Palmer; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Moses Hamlett Jr. and Earl Hamlett, one daughter, Arlene Lee, three brothers, Tom Dixon, Will Dixon and Roger “Lee” White, one sister, Agnes Hamlett and devoted friend, William “Bill” Hamlett.

A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at New Mount Olive Apostolic Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Public viewing was held Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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