GRANITE CITY, Ill. (Jan. 2, 2015) – They were nearly inseparable. And in the end, they left together, reports KTVI.
Twin sisters Mary Dickson and Martha Dixon, both 90 years old, depended on one another throughout their whole lives and stayed in the same home until their deaths on Christmas Day.
They were born on Sept. 26, 1924, in Bear Springs, Tenn. Family members said the sisters shared a special bond.
“They fought like sisters, but loved each other like sisters,” said granddaughter Amy Deconcni.
Mary and Martha died just 2 hours and 15 minutes apart. The twins married brothers—Thomas E. Dickson and William Dixon. Thomas had to change the spelling of his last name so he could re-enlist in the army, family members said. Both men preceded their wives in death.
The family said “Santa Baby” was playing when Mary passed.
“She kept asking, ‘Will Santa bring her a man for Christmas?’ And he did—he took her home to my dad,” said Diana Hargis, Mary’s daughter.
“For twins to go out on the same day two hours apart—it’s like one had to take the steps to pass and help the other get through that,” said Deconcni. “Having them together was peaceful but (we were) broken-hearted at the same time.”