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Nina Dickson

Nina Dickson

Sunday, February 8th, 1931 - Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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Obituary

Nina Georgiades Dickson, born Ourania, left this world the same way she entered: An Angel.

When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand; The angel said my place was ready, In Heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked through Heaven's Gates, I felt so much at home, for God looked down, smiled at me, And told me "Welcome Home." So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.

Born on the "veranda of the Aegean Sea" as we like to call the mother earth, our village Glossa located in the western part of the island of Skopelos in the Northern Sporades group of islands. Up there on the beautiful slope of the island, she saw the first light of her life, there she was embraced by motherly and paternal love, there she felt the light and gentle caress of the Aegean breeze.

Nina lived with contagious joy that inspired all.

She immigrated to this country in 1948, married, and raised a beautiful family.

Nina’s proudest achievement was obtaining her Certificate of Naturalization and becoming a US citizen on May 5th, 1955. Whereby, she led the trail for her two brothers, George and John, to follow to the United States.

At the center of her world was her family and faith. She was blessed with a long life and good health.
Nina lived a full life complete with annual trips to her homeland Greece, for which she loved dearly. And at the first opportunity she had, she returned to her parents and her sister Victoria, whom she loved so much, throughout her entire life.

Nina shared an extra-special bond with her sister-in-law Marianna Polles. They would talk late every night about their favorite Greek soap operas and shows on the Greek Channel, as well as share a lifetime of love and friendship like sisters.

In a loving comparison, she has fondly been referred to as the Sophia Loren of the Greek community. Her internal beauty far exceeded her external beauty. She was a friend to many, and her door was always open for a meal or just conversation. Big Yiayia, as she was lovingly called by her great-grandchildren, will always be remembered for her cooking breakfast or loukoumades (Greek donuts), for their early morning visits.
Nina lead her life of 90 years with exuberant living, loving her family, and a dedicated life in the Greek Orthodox faith. She will always be remembered as a Greek jewel dancing on the stars of her Greek family and community.

Nina was preceded in death by her father Constantinos Georgiades and mother Marianthe Antoniou, and her beloved husband Constantine John Dickson, her brother, George Georgiades, and nephew, Constantine G. Georgiades.

She is survived by her daughters Marianthe Brown (Skip), Mahi “Sissy” Watson (Andy), Cleopatra Makris, Georgine Burt Ericsson (John) and son George Theodorakos. Brother John Georgiades and sister Victoria Maroulis (Efthimios).Sister-in-Law Marianna Polles. Grandsons Angelo Alexakos (Chrissy), Brandon Watson (Denzil) Constantine Alexakos (Leigh), George Makris (Leigh), Robert L. Dickson Jr. (Jennifer), George Fulton Dickson (Patricia), John Robert Dickson. Granddaughters Angela Watson Gatzmeyer (Kyle), Nina Frank (Luke), Isabella Theodorakos, Alexandra Dickson Gray (James). Great Grandsons Joshua Andrew White, Dimitri Makris, Alexios Alexakos, Samuel Frank, Charles Frank, Charles Augustus Alexakos, Henry Constantine Gray, Raphael Edward Gray, George Patrick Dickson, Benjamin Dickson. Great Granddaughters Rylie Sarah White, Bella Watson, Presley Watson, Anna Sophia Marianthe Alexakos, Georgia James Gray, Rebecca Dickson. Nephews Dimitis Maroulis (Anna Maria), Constantinos Maroulis (Deomi), Dimitri Georgiades (Jennifer), Nicholas Georgiades, Stamati Polles (Monique). Nieces Andromache Georgiades, Adrianna Marr (Ron), Magdalene Georgiades, Angeliki Polles, Alexandra Polles Dick (Todd), Anastasia Polles Newby.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 7th at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Trisagion and Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with graveside services to follow at St. Johns Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Allan Boyd and Father Matthew Carter. There will be a live stream of the Services on www.watersandhibbert.com as well as https://www.hdezwebcast.com/show/nina-dickson

Pallbearers: Angelo Alexakos, Brandon Watson, Constantine Alexakos, George Makris, Joshua White, Kyle Gatzmeyer, Thomas Ilias, Gus Argeris.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32502 in loving memory of Nina Dickson.

Special Gratitude and thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice and Kindred at Home Home Health Care.

To send Condolence please visit www.watersandhibbert.com

Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    1720 W Garden Street
    Pensacola, Florida 32502
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    1720 W Garden Street
    Pensacola, Florida 32502
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John's Cemetery
    Address
    301 N G Street
    PENSACOLA, FL 32501
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Kathy Kling

Posted at 10:15pm
What a beautiful lady, and amazing life story and legacy. Sending our prayers and love. Memory eternal!

Peter Bithos

Posted at 05:06pm
We are so sorry for your Loss, she was a beautiful woman, always pleasant and inspirational we will miss her dearly. God Bless
Love the Bithos Family
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Stephanie

Posted at 03:30pm
So sorry for your loss always loved dancing with her at the festivals . Thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by many. May her memory be eternal . Stephanie Cole and family;
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Olga

Posted at 01:58pm
I will always remember you . She was kindest person
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The Keenan Family

Posted at 11:10am
With deepest sympathy for your family. May her memory be eternal.
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