Mr. Ed Dixon died on April 19, 2010. He was a long-time member of Highlands UMC in Birmingham.
In the mid 1980s Mr. Dixon and his wife Peggy established the Dixon Foundation with the mission of helping those in the community who help others. One program established through the Foundation was the Methodist Educational Leave Society (MELS) to provide continuing education for Methodist ministers. The success of MELS later led to the establishment of the Institute for Clergy Excellence (ICE) to support ministers of all denominations nationwide.
Bishop Will Willimon says, "Ed Dixon was a great friend and trusted teacher. He was a generous visionary who was such a good friend of our clergy. He committed to giving us the support we need to lead the church. Thanks Ed.”
There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Highlands United Methodist Church.
Please remember the Dixon family in your prayers.