2002 Regular Session
By: Representative Stevens
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL JERRY DON "D.D." DICKERSON AND EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Don "D.D." Dickerson, Jonesboro, Arkansas, departed this life on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in the wake of the tragic attack on America, causing a great loss to his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Dickerson, a native of Yazoo and Holmes Counties, Mississippi, and a graduate of Durant High School in 1978, was a member of the United States Armed Forces, stationed at the Pentagon and living in Springfield, Virginia; and
WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Dickerson's higher education matriculation resulted in receiving his associates degree from Holmes Community College in 1980, and bachelor of science degree in economics, graduating as the Distinguished Military Graduate in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) from Mississippi State University in 1983; and
WHEREAS, after graduation, Lt. Col. Dickerson was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery, where he earned the Army Air Assault and Airborne badges; and
WHEREAS, devoted not only to protecting and serving the United States, Lt. Col. Dickerson likewise devoted his time and energy to his family, and for his untiring devotion was awarded three Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Berlin Army of Occupation Medal and numerous other awards; and
WHEREAS, the legacy and memory of Lt. Col. Dickerson will forever live on in the lives of his survivors, which include: wife, Page Dantzler Dickerson; children, Will and Beth; mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Carl Hicks; father and stepmother, Jerry and Saranell Dickerson; sisters, Betty Hollowell, Sharon Williams, Jackie Kish and Melanie McCafferty; brothers, Joe Dickerson, David Dickerson, Jay Hicks and Curt Murphy; and maternal grandfather, Joe E. Fraund; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature finds it most appropriate to pay special tribute to an outstanding Mississippian such as Lt. Col. Jerry Don "D.D." Dickerson, a man who dedicated his life to serving God, this country and his family, and sacrificed his life in service therefor:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the life of Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Don "D.D." Dickerson and express our deepest sympathy to his family upon his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Don "D.D." Dickerson and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.