Sam Dickson Jr.
Utica, NY: We lost our oldest son and brother, Sam Dickson, at the age of 56, on Monday, June 1, 2020.
Sam was a faithful and active member of St. Joseph/St. Patrick’s Church. Sam was blessed with a voice from above and utilized his gift with his church choir and Witness through song. Sam loved music, wrestling, reading, doing house/yardwork and dancing.
Sam had a great relationship with his number one lady, Ms. Ida Mae Dickson and best friend, David (Kingfish) Dickson. Sam acted as a protector to his other three ladies, Christine Dickson, Loveth Dickson( Linda/ Bob Crouse) and Sis. Gayle (we would call on Sam to get rid of a rat, chat about the Lord, and utilize his quick fast sharp mind and his ability to recall dates, times, events, and names (It's just a Dickson thing). Uncle Sam was a role model to his youngest brother, Daniel Austin and nephews, Anthony Dickson, Calvin Dickson, Keyron Felder and Kaison Jackson ( Sam and Kai had a playful fussin' relationship). Sam had extended love for his father, Sam and his wife, Lena Dickson, as well as, Bessie and Robert Gooch. Sam Dickson Sr. and Sam Dickson Jr., were twins and had to be kept busy. He also leaves Michael Campbell (Big Mike), you are one of us.
Sam was predeceased by his stepfather, Robert Lee Gooch.
Brother Sam believed in the scripture Psalm 121:1-2, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from The LORD, who made Heaven and Earth.”
Sam was born February 26, 1964. As Sam was taking his last breath, he anointed himself, leaned back in the chair, and gave up the ghost.
We would like to thank St. Elizabeth Hospital and Oneida Street Paramedics for their quick response. We can't forget Mr. Andrew,(who nominated Sam, who made the top three, to perform the national anthem at the Utica Boilermaker) and also the late great Alvin J. Nelson, who allowed him to sing a lovely Christmas Solo, "The First Noel" at Greater Holy Temple Church.
Brother Sam, we're holding on, we're gripping tight, and we won't let go of these last 56 years of memories we had with you.
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