April 11, 1930 - November 27, 2020
Allie Reona Dixon Frost was born in Jackson Springs, NC on April 11, 1930. She completed her mortal journey on November 27, 2020. She grew up poor during the depression where people had to work hard and living day to day still meant there was no money for new shoes, no money for fashionable clothing, and no such thing as a break or a vacation...it was a hard life, a life where people became tough and scrappy, a life of going without and learning to realize that happiness doesn’t come from material things...AND SHE DID... Her mother and father worked double shifts and were often away and she was left alone to fend for herself, making her own meals, doing her homework with no help, and finding ways to be entertained without spending money which was scarce...AND SHE DID... Sometimes she would hide under the bed until her mother came home from work. She was afraid of the dark because many nights she was left alone. Her fear of the dark clung until she found the light...AND SHE DID... She attended school in Roxboro, NC and had many friends. She was a real looker and she knew it! She played on the basketball team in high school which is something to imagine...Nanny dribbling down the court, pivoting and scoring a shot!!...AND SHE DID... She learned to sew and became an excellent seamstress...if she couldn’t purchase fashionable clothes then she would make her own instead...AND SHE DID... She was deeply spiritual and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and attended church every week despite the fact that most, if not all of her friends attended other churches. She was never ashamed of her beliefs, never denied her testimony of Christ as her Redeemer, and if asked about it, she was happy to share it...AND SHE DID... She attended BYU and studied Home Economics with a two-year interlude to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Brazil. She fell in love with the Brazilian people and loved teaching them of Christ and serving them whether they accepted her message or not...AND SHE DID... She met a handsome fellow missionary during the end of her mission. Her mission came to an end before his did, but when he came home he pursued her and he asked her to marry him...AND SHE DID... They had three very beautiful, interesting, amazing and talented children, each born five years apart. She loved each one in her own way realizing and acknowledging each were individuals with their own personalities. She loved each one with her whole heart...AND SHE DID... She chose to have a career as well as being a mother. She made our clothes, cooked delicious meals and taught us by example how to work hard. She taught her children, and the children of others many valuable things that would guide them in their lives...AND SHE DID... She was not only educated, but street smart as well. She was opinionated, outspoken, sassy and often curt. Her expectations were high for herself and others. If you were going to do something, then you’d better put in the effort to do it right!...AND SHE DID... She taught school as a home economics teacher for 25 years. If a student wanted to learn to sew, then her class was the one to take. She was there to teach...AND SHE DID... She was taught by her mother to use her time wisely, no idle hands. She kept busy mending, hemming, stitching and sewing until the very end. She could take an article of clothing and add fringe, a bow, a tie, a slip of ribbon or lace and make it unique and all her own...AND SHE DID... She loved engaging in conversation with anyone anywhere. She could walk into a room full of strangers and within a very few minutes have them all engaged with one another laughing and talking...AND SHE DID... She loved her children and while sometimes strict and seemingly domineering, her high expectations taught the importance of hard work, no handouts, stick with what you have to do to make it, and never give up…AND SHE DID... She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren more than anything. She loved visits, family gatherings where we roasted hot dogs on the fire in the canyon, picnics and gatherings in the backyard. While in these later years it became hard for her to have a lot of commotion around, it didn’t for even a moment mean that her heart wasn’t full of love for all of them. She prayed daily for the happiness, health and safety of each and every one...AND SHE DID... We all know and will remember Mom/Nanny in our own way. We have memories of her laughing, smiling, having snappy comebacks, hiding from the camera even if it meant putting a bag on her head, playing Poncho, cards, Yahtzee, her made up game of Snake (which I don’t think anyone has ever won, or ever will), I spy and many others. There were no gimme games where she let ANYONE win no matter the age or temperament of her opponent. Even though it was a game, she was in it to win it...AND SHE DID... She lived a good life, a hard life, a spiritual life, a life of service, an amazing life. She taught us all different things at different times in different ways and we value and hold those lessons learned in our hearts. She was a bit broken and ill in these last few years; too long to linger any longer. She wanted to be reunited with her family which all preceded her...she said her mother would guide her home in a pink dress. She wanted to go, she was ready to go, and so...SHE DID...
Allie Reona Dixon Frost was born in Jackson Springs, NC on April 11, 1930. She completed her mortal journey on November 27, 2020. She grew up poor during the depression where people had to work hard and living day to day still meant there was... View Obituary & Service Information
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