Dickerson, Mary Margaret, 64, of Powhatan departed this life on March 6, 2022 after a courageous battle with ALS. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Norman; her parents, Edwin and Mary Harris; mother-in-law, Eleanor Dickerson; grandson, "Baby Lewis" Dickerson. She is survived by her children, Travis (Gina), Mary Elizabeth (Matt), and Buck (Marianne); two sisters, Susan (Frank) and Lucie; her entire world centered around her grandchildren, Tyler, Liam, Joshua, Elizabeth, Maddux, Adelyn, Justin and Naomi. Her devoted care team, Brenda Whiting, Kelly Jacobson, Dr. Matthew Elliott and the UVA ALS Clinic, and the "Thelma" to her "Louise", Renee Cosby.
Mary Margaret retired from Johnston Willis Hospital after many years of service and later owned the Teachers' Aide which provided materials for local educators. She served her local church, but more importantly, gave us the beautiful reminder that church wasn't just for Sundays and serving others was vital. She was born and raised in Powhatan, but never hesitated to pack a bag and go when someone mentioned a trip. Prior to diagnosis, she bowled three times a week and cared for all eight grandchildren. Most remembered her best as Mimi, a title she said she'd waited a lifetime for. She was given a generous spirit and she used every ounce of that gift until her last breath. In lieu of flowers, Mom's greatest wish was that contributions be made to Powhatan United Methodist Preschool in Powhatan, The Steve Gleason Foundation or UVA's ALS Clinic. We love you to the moon and back, Mimi. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 9, in the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home from 6 to 8:00 PM. Services will be held in the Powhatan United Methodist Church Thursday, 2:00 pm. Internment Red Lane Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be made at bennettbardenfh.com.