Louis Jerome Dickson

Louis Jerome Dickson

June 6, 1992 – October 27, 2020

Age 28

Affectionately known to many as “L.J.”, Louis was born in Landstuhl, Germany, to Tamela Y. King and Louis Dickson, where both of his parents were active duty airmen. In 1994, we were transferred to Offutt Air Force Base, where we stayed until 2001, relocated to Columbia, SC, then back to Bellevue in 2005, where he resided until his passing.

L.J. graduated from Bellevue East’s Special Education program in 2012, followed by his employment with Mosaic Day Service Program. In his spare time, he enjoyed his favorite foods of cheeseburgers, pizza, hot dogs and ice cream, playing video games, wearing Halloween costumes year-round, traveling and spending time with his family and friends, and dancing.

In addition to those activities, L.J. enjoyed playing basketball, especially with Isiah Pope, baseball, soccer, track and field, flag football, bowling, and boxing. He was also active participant in Ollie Webb’s Book Club, and Creighton’s Best Buddies where he met his bestie, Theresa Rhylander.

Our family will never be the same and neither will the Bellevue community. We appreciate all of the kind words of comfort, pictures, and L.J. stories, and there are many. A special thank you to my village for helping me raise this ray of sunshine. We love you all and pray that everyone stays safe.

Preceded in death by maternal grandfather Eddy King; maternal grandmother Deloris King; maternal aunt Nancy King.

Survived by parents Tamela King & Russell Matthews; father Louis Dickson; sister Makayla Matthews; stepsisters Tia, Terra & Tara Booker, Kendra, Keona, Katie & Kayla Matthews; grandmother Linda Matthews; great-grandmother Doreatha Johnson; uncles Eddy King & Eddy Crawford; other loving family and friends.

Wake: Saturday, November 7th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

To view video of the wake, click the link below:


Interment: Columbia, South Carolina

Memorials will be directed by the family.


  • Adela M Berumen Posted November 4, 2020 6:26 am

    My heart hurts for you my friend. Mr Smiles will be missed, may he be dancing with the Angel’s and smiling that smile.. RIP My lil’friend.

  • Stephanie Baird Posted November 5, 2020 10:08 am

    I worked with L.J at Mosaic and have so many stories of his antics, and his tricks. I will miss his giggle and his always wanting to play Wii bowling

  • Tara and Steven Evans Posted November 7, 2020 10:03 am

    We will miss seeing that handsome smile! Louis always spoke to me and was friends with Steven. I love seeing his hard work in the community garden. I loved seeing him do really well at bowling and other Special Olympics events. We are sad now but will remember the great times shared with him. Tamela and family, you’re in our heartfelt prayers. May God comfort you during this time of bereavement.

  • Phillip Hymore and Lynnette Tyler Posted November 7, 2020 3:44 pm

    Phillip said LJ was his best friend and he loved bowling with him. LJ’s smile will be missed for sure. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. God is with you in your time of grief

  • Julie Maloney Posted November 7, 2020 3:58 pm

    Tamela and Makayla, Blessed that LJ and Theresa’s paths crossed! Her life has been touched and blessed forever knowing LJ and you all! I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers! May perpetual light shine upon LJ💙✝️🌅

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