Oliver Ray Nixon Sr.

Published 12:26 am Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…

Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, at 11 a.m. for Oliver Ray Nixon Sr., 72, of Carriere, who passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 at his residence.

Pastor Kenneth Martin Thomas Jr. officiated at the service.

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Interment was held in the Carriere Cemetery with Military Honors.

Oliver R. Nixon, Sr. was born December 23, 1939 in Carriere, Miss., to the late Mr. Steven Nixon and the late Mrs. Annie Nixon. He joined New Hebron Baptist Church at an early age, under the leadership of the late Rev. E.H. Hart. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963 where he served for two years achieving the rank of Special Four. Upon his honorable discharge, he rejoined his family to continue his life as a great provider, husband, and father to his wife and children. Oliver was a great friend to the Carriere Community and to all that met him. His kind and giving ways will forever remain in the hearts of those he often provided his freshly grown fruits and vegetables to.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Yorlon L. Nixon; and his son, Jonathan K. Nixon.

Oliver leaves his light to shine on: one son, Oliver (Brenda) R. Nixon Jr. of Carriere; two daughters, Felicia (Jerry) Sullivan of Carriere and Teronica M. Nixon of Alexandria, Va.; one brother, James Nixon of Carriere; one sister, Fannie (Frank) Pickett of Chicago, Ill.; four brothers-in-law, Isiah (Ivory) Lewis of Poplarville, Billy (Wanda) G. Lewis of Mattapan, Mass., Jerome (Georgia) Lewis of Carriere, and Everett (CeCe) Lewis of Saucier, Miss.; four sisters-in-law, Ethel B. Nixon and Linda K. Nixon of Carriere, Pearl Magee of Picayune and Terri Smith of Mattapan; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.