July 18, 1923 ~ December 25, 2011
James C. Nix, Jr., 88, was born in Habersham County to the late James C. and Genelia S. Nix. Mr. Nix is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Myrl F. Nix. Two brothers: Jack Nix and Bob Nix. Mr. Nix worked at LeTourneaus in Toccoa, The Atlanta Transit Company, and Marta, before having his own business: Nix Radio and Intercom Service. Mr. Nix served our country in the Navy. Mr. Nix enjoyed gardening, cooking and woodwork. And he was a member of Pine Lake Baptist Church since 1965. Mr. Nix is survived by his daughter and husband, Carolyn and Lamar Barden. Two grandchildren: Ande D'Addona and Norman Barden and 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Nix had 3 Foster children: JoAnn Stout, Bobbie Dye, and Jamie Ellis. He had 8 foster grandchildren and 11 foster great grandchildren. Mr. Nix has two sisters: Lucille Housworth, Decatur, LaVaughan Cochran, Forest Park. His special friend was Charlotte Benton. Visitation will be Tuesday 3 - 6 o'clock at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Main St., Stone Mountain. The service will be Wednesday at 11:00 at the Funeral Home Chapel. In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made in memory of Mr. Nix to: Pine Lake Baptist Church 4528 Rockbridge Road Stone Mountain, GA 30083 Or Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, Inc. Acct. #86-Johnny Jett PO Box 2308 Cleveland, TN 37320-2308
I will remember Jim’s humble spirit and kind smile.
Over the past several years we
coresponded by mail. Early spring
and summer of this year I informed him about the garden we planted. He quickly wrote back with some helpful tips about the “best” tomatoes and “how to” advice on other vegetables. Our last notes shared was a little over 2 weeks ago, our annual Christmas cards. Even in his declining health he wrote me a note.
I will cherish his cards and wisdom shared.
He will be missed. Our prayers
are with the family.
Linda Cochran Burns and family
Jim was the newphew of Roy and Ruth Shedd, both of whom are deceased and have gone on to welcome Jim home. We cousins have such fond rememberances of Jim and his family throughout the years as we were growing up. He was very faithful to our mother since our dad passed away in 1990, coming to see her on a regular basis. He shared his gardening tips and bounty with her up until shortly before her death in May of this year, and we are eternally grateful. He served his Lord, his family, his friends, his community, and the Navy well in his time on this earth. He was a kind gentle soul with a heart as big as the sun, and he will be missed by all who knew him.
We, the Shedd family, grieve with you “for a season” and share with you the knowledge of eternal life hereafter with our loved ones who have gone before. God bless all of our Cousins and their families.
Wishing God’s peace on you during this time. We are sending a contribution to the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry as a memorial to your dad.
what a precious day to go home. Sadness for you family as you grieve but knowing he is home with your mom is such a Christmas gift for the two of them.