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December 28, 2020


Sedonia Brock Dillon

September 14, 1929 - December 22, 2020

Sedonia Brock Dillon, born Sedonia Brock to the late Corrine James Brock and Noah Brock on September 14, 1929 in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana lived her life in full expression of Proverbs 31 woman. Sedonia, the third of three girls, was reared in a Christian home where she was taught the word of God and the importance of knowing Jesus Christ as their personal savior. At an early age, Sedonia was baptized and devoted herself faithfully and wholeheartedly to serve her savior in each season of her life. Sedonia was steadfast and a loyal member of the Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church for over seventy years where she started her family’s training and teaching in BTU, Bible study, Vacation Bible School, choir, mission, youth convention and baptism under the leadership of the late Rev. R. L. Primus.

She was married to the late Julius Dillon and to this union five girls and two boys became the joy of their lives, not to mention she was a very proud grandmother and great grandmother who adored her grandchildren. Though, Sedonia was educated through Mt. Hermon School System from elementary to high school, she learned how to juggle many tasks that education did not teach her, to name a few; traveling with the church, supporting her children in sports, school activities and college endeavors and one of God sent best cooks “known for her awesome chicken and dumplings and other special dishes.

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, family and friends surrounded Sedonia as she faced the sunset of her days on earth and entered her rest joining her precious Savior in eternity. She has left an indelible impact to be remembered by her five children; Jerlean Dillon (Slidell, LA), Charlean W Burris (Houston, TX), Juliette Dillon McNeal (San Antonio, TX), Sheilah D Dillon (Houston, TX), and Yolanda “Dee” Dillon (San Antonio, TX); fifteen grandchildren, Rhonda Simmons, Eliska Dillon, Jonathan Dillon, Brandon Burris, Brianca Burris, Kaylon McNeal, Kendall McNeal, Valerie Lewis, Shantial Magee, Shondra Hunter, Shalandra Dillon, Cathy Jones, Bryant Dillon, Torrie Dillon and Troylynn Marks; eighteen great grandchildren, Lauren Johnson, Zaida Burris, Julius E. Dillon, Quincy Jeffery Burris, Syria Burris, Karell Hunter, Kaya Hunter, Jordan McMillian, Javaris Jones, Janiyah Jones, Shaneka Dillon, Chole Dillon, Ari Dillon, Christian Dillon, Ja’nya Magee, Miguel Magee, Lamount Harris, and Aleshia Magee. One sister: Minora Brock Watson; one sister-in-law: Arnishie Allean Dillon Alexander; one brother-in-law: Van Dee Dillon, Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Roma Jean Dillon and Jacqueline Dillon; two aunts, Mae Dell Lewis and Anna Dean Dillon; one uncle, Walter Brock and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Sedonia was preceded in death by her parents, Noah Brock and Corrine James Brock; parents-in-law, Van Dee Dillon, Sr. and Selina Magee Dillon; one sister, Elnora Brock Brumfield; two sons, R Ray Dillon and Earl K Dillon; one son-in-law, Jeffery T Burris; three sisters-in-law, Effie Dillon Thomas, Ruby Lee Dillon, Earnestine Dillon Davis; and two brothers-in-law, B.L. Dillon and Willie Brown (Velma).

A drive through viewing will be held on Friday, January 1, 2020 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM.

A Private Funeral Service Saturday, January 2, 2020 at 1:00PM at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Norwert Hills, Jr. - pastor officiating. Interment at Sweet Rest Memorial Garden. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton in charge of arrangements.

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