Borden, Dixie Lee
- Age 82 of Orlando FL.; passed away March 26, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with her illness. She is the dearest wife of Dillard L. Borden, Sr.; loving mother of Gail (Ron) Mills, & Dillard L. (Kathleen) Borden, Jr., proud grandmother of Alex Borden; sister of Michael (Joyce) Smith, & Judy Robins; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Burial services will be held this Friday, March 30, 2018 at Highland Memory Gardens, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka FL., at 11am. Donations may be made to Lockhart Baptist Church in Dixie’s memory. Dixie was an Executive Secretary at Valencia College for over 15 years until her retirement. She always had the brightest smile and was loved by everyone that knew her. Dixie always put other people first and lived a caring and selfless life. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Arrangements handled by Highland Funeral Home, Apopka FL. Please sign guest registry at www.highlandfh.com.
Dixie Borden was a wonderful colleague at Valencia College who made a significant difference in the lives of so many people. I worked with her for many years, and found her always to be so pleasant, and a person who truly cared about helping others. She was a professional's professional. Many people who passed through the college and who are now working all over the world benefited from her kindnesses and commitment, often unseen to them. My sympathies go out to her family and close friends. I truly enjoyed knowing and working with Dixie.
Susan KelleyOrlando, FL
I worked with Dixie at Valencia for many years and she was a great friend to me. She has a great spirit and heart for others. She is missed.
Barbara HalsteadApopka, FL
SO SORRY, AND SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR PASSING, WE HAD SO MANY YEARS OF MEMORIES TO LOOK BACK ON YOU AND DILLARD , ME AND WILLIAM TRAVELING, CRUISES,BUILDING OUR HOMES, RAISING OUR CHILDREN LIFE WAS GOOD TO US, WARM LOVE BEVERLY
BEVERLY SHIELDSPalm City, FL
My sweet and beautiful cousin whom I called Aunt Dixie... I love you so very much... I know you have asked for my mom ( Janet ) all the time... You now are both together... As well as Elmer and Launa Smith... I know you were embraced with open arms... This is so heartbreaking for me, but I will always have wonderful memories of you... Love you Auntie!!!! Rest in Peace... God bless you!!!
Lorraine SteinerWELLINGTON, NV
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Mother Dillard. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time.
Rebecca BatchelorIndian Harbour Beach, FL
I have known Dixie for 62 yrs. She was my very special, wonderful friend for all these years. There will never be anyone like her. I miss her terribly.
Lois and Travis MayoThe villages, FL
I love you Mom
I only hope that I can be the person you were in this life
You are a part of me that will be there forever
Gail MillsPalm Beach Gardens, FL
Our thoughts and prayers to the Dillard Sr. and the family
Mark and Carrie CoursinWinter Springs, FL
Jeff and I were so saddened to hear about Dixie. She was like a second Mom to Jeff when he started college. Dixie was one of the kindest most loving lady you could have ever known, and we both were so blessed to have known such a beautiful woman. We will definitely miss her awesome smile and kind love. All our love goes out to Dillard Sr, Gail and Ron, Dillard and Kathy. We all will have such a loving angel watching over us. We Love you Dixie.
Jeanine and Jeff CoursinSorrento, FL
Dearest Mom my beautiful memories of you are many. From your signature smile to your lovely style you were always so put together. You were kind and very regal. You gave me your son and amazing man thank you. I will miss you so very much. We were all blessed to have you in our lives. Love you.
Kathleen BordenBelle Isle, FL
Will miss you mommy. You were that person on my shoulder asking if I was doing the right thing. Go be with him
Dillard BordenBelle Isle, FL