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Majorie Lavern Lindsey

July 30, 1926 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 96)


Majorie Lavern Lindsey, age 96 and 34 days, passed away peacefully at her home, and went to be with the Lord on September 2nd 2022. Majorie was born on July 30th 1926 in Bigelow, Arkansas, to her mother, Cordia Dixon, and her father Arthur Dixon. She grew up in a large family of 3 sisters and 7 brothers: Sherman Dixon, Therman Dixon, Maxine Hamilton, Carl Dixon (Pete), Barbara Morgan, Howard Stane, Ernestine Stane, Raymond Stane, Harvey Stane, and Harold Stane. Her father unfortunately passed away early in her life, so Majorie was raised by her mother, whom she loved with all of her heart.


In her early years, she worked during World War II as a pipe burner, in the building of ships at Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond. She also worked in a café, and for the next 30 years, worked in the dry cleaning industry, even owning a dry cleaning business. She had many hobbies which included: cooking, embroidering, shopping at thrift stores, going to yard sales, fishing, reading, and sewing as she would show her love for others through the outfits she would sew for others, especially those who were in need. Majorie was known to many as “Sister Lindsey”, “Maj”, and “Momsey”. Majorie was sweet, and caring in everything she did, to all the many people she knew and loved.


Faith was the center of her life. Majorie was an active member of the Full Gospel Calvary Tabernacle of God for 70+ years. She devoted most of her entire life participating in church services, at one point serving as a piano player, Sunday school teacher, church custodial staff, singing, and writing songs which are being sung in services presently.  She also traveled for the Lord many miles to revivals both locally, and across the country, giving thoughtful, heartfelt, personal testimonies of her experiences in life, including sharing the blessings and miracles God had done for her.

She once told of how, in a discouraging, low time in her life, she had an experience of God removing her heart. God then mended, repaired, and restored her heart to where afterward, she became encouraged and went many years being used of God.


Majorie always surrounded herself with her family, friends and church family, which is where she felt most comfortable and loved. She is survived by her children; Ronald Lindsey of Arvin, CA, James Lindsey (Vicki) of Yuba City, CA, Phillip Lindsey (Judy) of Warner, OK, Wayne Lindsey (Janet) of Muskogee, OK, Mellonee Soares (Eddie) of Ceres, CA, Pamala Chambers of Modesto, CA, Beverly Cole (Michael) of Modesto, CA, 10 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren, 5 great- great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents: Cordia Dixon, and Arthur Dixon, 9 siblings, and her son, Willie Dee Lindsey.


"We would like to thank all the nurses from Seva Hospice that cares for her. Special gratitude goes to Kim, Maria, and Julianna for their wonderful care of Mom. They were truly a blessing to our family. They went the extra mile to provide care for her, as if she was their own"



There will be a visitation held at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home at 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA from 5-8 where there’ll be an opportunity for everyone to share memories  beginning at 6pm

Funeral service will be held at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church at 1401 Service Road, Ceres, CA with graveside to immediately follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, CA

A reception lunch will be held afterward back at the church


September 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Franklin & Downs Funeral Home McHenry Chapel
1050 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

Funeral Service
September 15, 2022

10:00 AM
Full Gospel Calvary Tabernacle
1401 Service Rd
Ceres, CA 95307

Interment following funeral service
September 15, 2022

Lakewood Memorial Park

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