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Jimmie Irene Nixon

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Services for Jimmie Irene Nixon, 83, of Canton were held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Canton. Jimmie passed away Sept. 2, 2019, in Tyler.

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

Jimmie graduated from Hemphill High School before attending North Texas University. She later received her Masters 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 and Tina Nixon; Son, Dr. Kevin and 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 Mc-Bride; 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 was at Holly Springs Cemetery in Martins Mill.