Little Jimmy Dickens

dickens1December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015

James Cecil “Little Jimmy” Dickens stood just 4’11”. But the persona he left behind loomed much, much larger. Dickens was known for his outlandish, rhinestone-laden outfits and novelty hits such as “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.” He was a member of both the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dickens made public appearances well into his nineties, keeping his sense of humor with him the entire time. He died of cardiac arrest a little over a week after suffering a stroke on Christmas day.

Burial

Woodlawn Memorial Park – Nashville, TN

dickens - feb 18 2014 - nashville, TN

Taken in February of 2014

Specific Location

Cross Mausoleum, Third Floor – Enter the main entrance on the south side of the mausoleum, go left up the flight of stairs, then take your second right, Jimmy’s crypt is in an alcove on your left after you pass the cross aisle hallway.

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