Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA


Ellen A Nix

April 12, 1950July 5, 2019

Ellen A. Nix, age 69 passed away July 5th at Mary Washington Hospital after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Ellen is survived by her husband Jay, her son Michael and her daughter-in-law Ashley, her brothers Alan and Gary Silverstein

Ellen is a Marine Corps Veteran having served 4 years during the Vietnam War. It is during that time that she met Jay.After leaving active duty she pursued her Associates and Bachelors Degrees. She returned to Federal Service and later earned her Maters Degree all while working full time, raising Michael and running a household. Ellen was a loving wife, mother and devoted friend to all that knew her. She was extremely proud of her Marine Corps service. The first Woman Marine to serve in Printing and Reproduction Headquarters Marine Corps she was also the first female civilian to be assigned the Branch Head of that very same section some 30 years later. She retired from Federal Service in August of 2014 having completed over 34 years of service to the United States Federal Government.

In Lieu of Flowers we ask that donations be made in her name to:

The Gynecological Carcinosarcoma Project (GCS Project)

2795 Estates Drive

Park City, UT 84060

email: info@gcsproject.org

Website: http://gcsproject.org/


  • Graveside Service Friday, July 12, 2019


Ellen A Nix

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Earl & Patricia Wilkins

July 12, 2019

To the Nix Family Peace, Prayers and Blessings, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Glenn & Debbie Morsey

July 11, 2019

Jay & Michael,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ellen was truly a wonderful person. May your memories of her bring you comfort & peace. You were all such good neighbors & friends.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Debbie & Glenn Morsey

James Bragton

July 11, 2019

Ellen was the first person I came to work for as a contractor. She was an awesome friend to me and my wife. I later met her husband Jay and they were two of the kindest people you could meet. Ellen was very caring and a professional in all she has done. Sorry to hear of your passing. You will truly be missed. GOD BLESS you and your family. James B.

Linda Casey

July 11, 2019

My deepest condolences for your loss.

George Barchuk

July 10, 2019

Met Ellen and Jay in Charleston, SC, back in the late 70’s while stationed there with the Marines. Ellen is a Marine (once a Marine, always a Marine). She was a Marine wife and a Civilian Marine having worked for the Marine Corps until she retired. Ellen was a gentle, kind and giving Lady while also being the consummate professional on the job. She was devoted to her family, yet managed to balance her personal life with a career. We worked together some, and regret not keeping in touch with Ellen and Jay except through Facebook. Life, jobs and retirement sort of got in the way. My heart and prayers go out to the entire Nix family, especially Jay. May GOD heal their broken hearts and hold them in the palm of HIS hand as they grieve their loss.

Phillip Ellis

July 9, 2019

Ellen was one the most positive persons that we have ever known who suffered from ovarian cancer
Here attitude was 99% positive. She had a will to live.
She was a lady, wife and mother and wonderful person and we will miss her dearly.

Phil and ANN Ellis

Gerry Griffin

July 9, 2019

Jay and Mike-
What an awesome friend she was to so many of us, especially at the Navy Annex and then at the Pentagon. A very caring and sincere person who I enjoyed talking to on many occasions. There was always laughter when I would catch her and Jay together talking about old times and Mike! She will be sorely missed, but we will see her again as the Lord has prepared a place for all of us. Many blessings to the family during this time.

Paula Love

July 9, 2019

What I remember most is the Ellen’s calming demeanor, style and motivation in making a difference. Ellen was the real deal, and seamless displayed balance in every challenge. She was a true inspiration to those that had the opportunity witness her contributions.

May you and your family continued to be blessed with the love and peaceful grace of Our Lord. Till we meet again my friend.

Janet Silcox

July 9, 2019

I met Ellen and Jay at Quantico Marina. I often hung out on their boat chatting about family enjoying whatever destination we had sailed to.
She encouraged me through texts as our lives moved on from Quantico.
As moms we talked about raising sons, as Christians we talked about our faith and as professionals we talked about our careers.
She and Jay are a picture of love and friendship. I am so sad for Ellen’s family for this great loss. But I am so excited to hug her when I see her again.
I covet her precious prayers that she lifted me up with and will miss knowing she is only a text away.
Much love and peace sweet Ellen.

Kelly Gibson

July 9, 2019

Ellen and I met while working as logisticians in Rosslyn VA for the Marine Corps. We became instant friends. She was very passionate about her job and was always egger to learn more. On a personal level we got to know each others families and became great friends. My daughter (now 28) sent me a photo of Ellen and Michael sitting on the floor of our home during her first Christmas, as she unwrapped her gift from them - a VHS tape of the Beauty and the Beast (which we still have today). She was always a very thoughtful and caring lady - classy in every way. Ellen, I know you are an angel with the Lord now - at peace. I will miss you my friend.