2020 Community Strong Person of the Year: Angienette Dixon

The 2020 SHOWCASE MAGAZINE Community Strong People of the Year

Angienette Dixon says she is “first a servant of God.”  She is also a loving wife, and a mother of four beautiful girls, two grandkids, and a devoted daughter. Dixon also created Hoop Don’t Shoot, a community program that provides constructive activities for area youth.

Dixon discussed her dedication to the community with Showcase.

Showcase Magazine: How do you define community involvement?

Angienette Dixon: I feel it’s making a change in the young kids’ lives for the better and inspiring them that Christ is the way.

SM: What inspires you to get involved in the community?

AD: Violence among our youth. I was at a young man’s funeral. He didn’t get the chance to graduate high school. It inspired me to go out and change the lives of the youth.

SM: How do you balance life, work, and community involvement

AD: I start the day off with praying, reading my Bible, and putting on the armor of God. Starting my day with God helps keep me on track.

SM: What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

AD: My mother told me to always put God first.

SM: Who are your real-life heroes and why?

AD: Sandy Saunders. She is the former mayor’s wife and one of my closest friends. Her life, her ministry, and work are inspiring.

My other hero is TD Jakes. I listen to him every morning. I record his services. He is one of my pastors.

SM: What is it about Danville that makes it special to you?

AD: I have always been here. My family is here.  I feel that our community really works together to make Danville stronger.

SM: What are you most looking forward to in 2021?

AD: I’m looking forward to going higher. I have hopes for a Hoop Don’t Shoot building of our own with more devoted volunteers. Most of all, I’m looking forward to changing young men’s lives.

SM: Do you have a favorite quote, and if so, what is it?

AD: “I can do all things in Christ.” That strengthens me.

SM: How do you recharge? What do you like to do outside of work and volunteerism?

AD: I enjoy spending time with my family, my two loving grandchildren, and riding with my mother.

SM: What is your idea of happiness?

AD: When someone gets saved.

SM: What are your favorite things to do in Danville?

AD: I enjoy spending time with the young men and women at Hoop Don’t Shoot.

SM: What are your visions for the future of Danville?

AD: I’d like to see Danville get better as a community, and in a city to come together in love and not in hatred.