Alfred Daniel Nixon

June 8, 1947October 19, 2018

Alfred Daniel Nixon, 71, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 19, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. He was born June 8, 1947 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Gerald and Margaret (Dillingham) Nixon, graduated from Rockford High School, and was a proud veteran of the US Army. Al was a retiree from the State of Michigan, where he worked as a computer analyst. He was naturally gifted in all things regarding electronics, sound systems, computers, and radio repair. Al was able to use his sound system talent working with Forgiven Ministry, a prison ministry that captivated his heart from the first time he attended a camp. He loved to fly and was very thrilled to obtain a private pilot’s license at the young age of 62. If he wasn’t in the sky, then given the opportunity, Al would be on the water in a boat with a fishing pole in his hand. He had a soft heart for people with challenges and was always ready to lend a hand to them, especially being a “taxi driver” to get folks to church. Perhaps our beloved Al will be remembered most fondly by his wonderful sense of humor and ability to make us laugh until we cried whenever he told a joke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robbie Nixon, and his sister, Barbara Nixon Strong. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Ruth Nixon; his children, John (Maggie) Nixon and Judith (Brian) Coldicott; his grandchildren, James, Alexander, William, and Katelyn; his great-grandchildren, Charlie and Jozlyn; his brother, Edward (Sandy) Nixon, as well as his special “Forgiven Ministry Team”.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Forgiven Ministry, Inc., PO Box 117, Taylorsville NC 28681,


  • Al will also be lovingly remembered by his special "Forgiven Ministry Team".


  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Tammy Colosky

November 1, 2018

Ruth, my heart aches for you! May you find peace in the coming days, and embrace the memories you and Al created together. God Bless!

Wendy Ledesma

October 29, 2018

Ruth, I just read about your husbands passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Nancy Zalewski

October 27, 2018

Ruth I just read about Al's passing and am so sorry to read about this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristie Hovey

October 26, 2018

Ruth, I heard this and my heart dropped. I am so sorry. Al meant so much to me. He was my first mentor with the state. He always new how to put a smile on my face :-) Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Frank Russell

October 25, 2018

Ruth; I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Eric Stanaway

October 25, 2018

I only worked with Al for a short period of time while working on Tier II, but remember him as a genuinely happy person. Al was always laughing and having a good time, and it was impossible (if not unwise) to have a bad day around Al, as he would pull you into his craziness until you turned your day around.

Al, the world and workplace need more people like you!

Rhonda Root

October 25, 2018

Ruth - I am deeply saddened to hear of Al's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Although, I never had opportunity to meet Al, what a wonderful and loving individual he was.

May you find comfort in all of the memories you have with him, as well as hearing all of the memories that he created with others and may these loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.

Praying that the comfort of God will help you through this difficult time. If there is anything you or your family may need, please feel free to reach out to me, Ruth.

Denice Ballard

October 24, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a wonderful, wonderful man. He was funny, kind and never boring. The world is sadder place without him.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Denice Ballard


October 24, 2018

Bro. Al and I met at the first One Day With God Camp here in Michigan, he and I would always talk about sound equipment, photography, etc. During our ODWG Camp meetings around lunch time he and I would get lunch and then one of us would take a 15 minute nap, most times in was me. After the nap Bro. Al would begin pouring into me the importance of paying my tithes at church. He would share his experience early on with money and now. He would tell me how to be blessed by given to God first, he say Bro Harold I am debt free, I only buy what I can pay for, if I can't pay for it, then I save up for it. That Wisdom will remain with me the rest of my life. Bro. Al, Thank You for being a Big Brother to me. I shall never for get the wisdom poured into my Heart so that I can be Blessed like you were in this life. My family is stronger because you love and kindness to me. Your Little Brother In Christ Jesus. Bro. Harold J. Harris, Michigan ODWG Lead Photographer. I Love You My Brother, I see You In Heaven. ODWG Forgiven Ministry 2018

Undrala Harris

October 24, 2018


You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We remember Al as a fun, kind and wonderful person always greeting us and leaving us with a smile. You know our husbands could talk for hours as they shared many interests. I will remember him as being personable and full of knowledge whether he was helping me at work over the years or just enjoying each others company.

Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy go out to you and your family.