City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Obituary
Kay Fran Dixon Carter

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 75.
Died 07/28/2023.

Kay Fran Dixon Carter
Kay Fran Dixon Carter, 75, passed away on July 28, 2023.

Born to Willie Inez and William Wayne Dixon in North Carolina she was one of six children. Kay is survived by her daughter, Leslie Hope Pekrul (Brian) of Raleigh and granddaughter Rachel as well as by her sisters Jencie Faye Dixon Craft, and Wanda Inez Dixon Carr. She was preceded in death by her father William Wayne Dixon and her mother Willie Inez Harrell; her brother John Wayne Dixon, her brother William Carroll Dixon and her brother Edward O'Neal Dixon.

Kay grew up in the Greenville, NC area. She wore many hats but spent several years working at her brother's restaurant, Venter's Grill, which was known for its sweet potato biscuits and chicken 'n dumplings. She also worked for H&R Block helping people with taxes. She loved keeping papers organized! She eventually moved to Wake Forest where she stayed busy spending time with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. Kay was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved reading and telling silly jokes. She enjoyed westerns and watching Cross Assembly online. She was also very good at drawing. Her granddaughter was her pride and joy. Kay was kind and chatty with cashiers at the store or anywhere she went.

A celebration of Kay's life will be held at:
Cross Assembly in the Venue
2660 Yonkers Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604
Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 3:00pm
We would love it if you would wear something blue as that was Kay's favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to missions or Embrace Grace Ministry at Cross Assembly at this link: https://crossassembly.org/give

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.


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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.


The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.


Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.


We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.


Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

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Direct Cremation

$1196.75

Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

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Cremation with Visitation

$1917.84

City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

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Immediate Burial

$2497.50

An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

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Traditional Funeral

$5866.98

We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

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Green Burial

$3033.75

This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.

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Aquamation

$2640.59

As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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