Dixie was born on February 18,1881. Her mother was named Myra and her father's name was Jessie K. Brumfield, a white farmer in Pike Co. Mississipi.Dixie's mother was of African American and Native American descent.She had three other children,Nettie, Thad & John Brumfield. Myra had at least one sister whose name was Molly Harvey. Dixie was first married to Austin (Bunk) Dillon and they had four children, Arthur, Bertha,Daisy and Edna. Dixie later married William May and they had six children Joe, Cledna, Thelma, Orelia,Vera and Willie D.May.There was also a step daughter Margie May.Dixie died on July 3,1937.