Oct. 12, 1946 – Jan. 23, 2021
Loretta Robinson Dillon, 75, of Tylertown, died Jan. 23, 2021, at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Dillon was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Walthall County.
A funeral service was, Jan. 23, 2021, at Prayer Faith and Deliverance Church, Rev. Chauncy Dillon officiating, with interment in the Dillon Cemetery.
Mrs. Dillon began her Christian walk at the Power House Tent . Over the years, she worked in the ministry as a teacher, speaker and youth mentor. Beginning at Power House No. 1 Pentecostal Church in Tylertown, where her husband James Rayford Dillon was assistant pastor. She supported her husband in evangelizing and in his office as pastor of Carrier Mission Church and later the Open Bible Holiness Church, both in Pearl River County. She was a woman of faith and continued to work alongside her husband even when her health began to fail. During this time, she formed the Youth Church of Tomorrow in connection with the Five-fold Ministry. Which was the combination of her and Dillon’s life work. She made Prayer, Faith and Deliverance, in Tylertown, her home church when she could no longer travel.
In 1961, she married Apostle James Rayford Dillon and during their union 11 children were born, six sons and five daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rayford Dillon; two daughters, Cynthia Denise Dillon at the age of two and Deirdrl Lavett Patrick; daughter-in-law, Sarah Ann Dillon; mother, Altha Mae Wilson Robinson and father, Dewitt Robinson, Sr.; six brothers, Apostle Jimmy Robinson, Dewitt Robinson, Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, Bonnie Ray Robinson, Kawthaw Robinson and Lawrence Robinson; and sister, Leola Robinson McClain.
Survivors are her children, Pastor Chuncy (Nellie) Dillon, Linda (Bishop Andra) Ginn, Pastor Jeffrey (Waleah) Dillon, Bishop Jerome Patrick, Delask (Shericka) Dillon, Larhonda (Ta’Corey) Howard, Jonathan (Minister Lashunda) Dillon and Sherman Conerly all of Tylertown, Pastor James (Diane) Dillon and Pastor Fredrick (Lagatha) Dillon both of Picayune, Altha Mae (Evangelist Andra) Briggs of Pascagoula, Don (Ameshia) Allen of Bogalusa; two sisters, Donnis Calhoune and Tammy Hopkin both of Franklinton; four brothers, Johnny Robinson and Willie B. Robinson both of Franklinton, David Robinson and Reginald Robinson both of Tacoma, WA; 42 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren
Craft-Ginn Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Share online condolences at www.craftfuneralhome.org.