OBITUARY

Jimmie Irene Nixon

April 2, 1936September 2, 2019
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Services for Jimmie Irene Nixon, 83, of Canton, TX are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Canton.

Jimmie passed away September 2, 2019 in Tyler, TX.

She was born April 2, 1936 in Hemphill, TX to Thomas James Jones and Ida Irene Speights.

Jimmie graduated from Hemphill High School before attending North Texas University. She later received her Master's Degree from Texas A&M Commerce. Jimmie married Billy Wayne Nixon on July 11, 1959 and they settled in Canton in 1971. She taught school for 56 years and spent 42 of those years teaching in Canton before retiring in 2014. Jimmie enjoyed singing in the church choir and keeping the scorebook for the Canton Eagle basketball games. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Canton.

She is survived by her Husband, Billy Wayne Nixon; Son, Dr. Kenneth & Tina Nixon; Son, Dr. Kevin & Cynthia Nixon; Granddaughter, Kelsey Nixon; Grandson, Kelby Nixon; Granddaughter, Kenley Nixon; Grandson, Kevin Nixon II; Granddaughter, Mia Nixon; Granddaughter, Kara Nixon; Brother, John Thomas Jones; Sister, Patricia McBride; and Sister, Karen Neal.

Jimmie is preceded in death by her Parents, Thomas & Ida Jones; Brother, Don Jones; Sister, Mary Jane Conn; and Brother, Robert Jones.

Interment will be at Holly Springs Cemetery in Martins Mill, TX.

Family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Rachel (formerly Beal) and Jason Gilbert

September 9, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Nixon. We have such fond memories of her from our days at CHS. Jason’s memories revolve around the basketball court and Mrs. Nixon’s cheers and her love of the players and the game. Rachel’s memories include her Senior English class and her telling us not to tell anyone she wasn’t really as mean as everyone said- that we had to keep it a secret and not ruin her rep! Haha! The world is less one amazing human without her in it.

Joy Smith

September 8, 2019

Mrs. Nixon was one of my favorite teachers. She would always ask me whenever I seen her in the stores or out eating if I would come to the 8am service and sit with her. Well, being I have 3 children we usually make it to the 10:30am service with all the other families. She is the reason I meet my deadlines and have a love for writing. She will be so missed by so many of us. Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Kevin your momma made a huge impact on so many of us. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Tiffany Donica

September 7, 2019

Some teachers make a mark on your heart. Mrs. Nixon did that for so many of us. Thoughts and prayers to her family, friends and the community. This world lost a true hero.

Martha Marshall (Littrell)

September 6, 2019

Mrs. Nixon touched so many lives during her time here on earth. Thank you to the family for sharing her with so many of us over the years! She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed but her legacy will live on forever in our hearts. It was truly a blessing to have known her.

Sending prayers, love and hugs to the family! May you find peace knowing we will all be united again one day! Until then, enjoy your memory and dreams of her. Be Blessed!

DaLinda Cassell

September 6, 2019

Mrs. Nixon was a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed her class and how animated she was while reading us the literature we were learning about. She prepared us well for college! My college English classes were easier than her Senior English class! She was always at my basketball games and was very supportive of me. We had a great relationship and she was supportive of me in my coaching career! I loved her very much and I am grateful for the memories that we shared together.

Shirley Douthit

September 5, 2019

A few years ago Jimmie and I were visiting while in Wal Marts. She shared with me that some of my former students had told her
that I was the Mama Nixon of Junior High. What a compliment!Some of her former students shared with me that their first year of college was easy because she had prepared them so well. There is no better profession than teaching and serving children. Jimmie you rank among the best.

Lance Douglas Gutierrez

September 5, 2019

So sorry to hear this news. Whenever I think of Jimmie two places immediately come to mind: Canton High School and First Baptist Church of Canton. I was always so proud to call her my cousin, and have met so many people over the years who recall her as an English teacher. Not the least of which is my younger sister, who became an English teacher herself and has always credited Mrs. Nixon with being the best teacher she ever had, including grade school and college. We will all be reunited someday, thanks to Jesus' victory over death and the grave. Until then, my thoughts and prayers are for the family. God bless you.

Keith Karnes

September 4, 2019

Thank you for all the lives you touched. Rest in Peace ma'am!

Jean Griffith

September 4, 2019

I enjoyed working with Jimmie in the Wednesday Study Club and on the Canton Museum Board. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always willing to assist both organizations in any manner needed. It was my pleasure to have known and work with her.

Turkey Jones

September 4, 2019

My prayers are with you. Mrs. Nixon was a very special lady and a great teacher. I think of her every time I'm helping my children with their English school work. " cakes & pies are done you are finished"

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