James M. Nixon, Jr.

Sunrise: May 5, 1964

Sunset: December 30, 2018

James Melvin Nixon, Jr. entered into eternal rest on December 30, 2018 at home. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Helyn Epps Nixon, his daughter Courtney Epps and his father James Nixon, Sr.

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    Joe Goodrich says

    Nix,so sorry for your loss,,,the members of St James are praying
    for you,,,,,,, the Men’s club are thinking of you and your dedication
    to always help with our activities for the betterment of our Church

    bottom line WE LOVE YOU

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    Mervin O. McCoy says

    Dear Nixon Family Members:

    Pam and I were very sadden to hear of the demise of your loved one. However, during the demise of our family members, we have always found PEACE and CLOSURE in the following:

    “But Now They Deserve A Better Country, That Is, An Heavenly, Wherefore GOD Is Not Ashamed To Be Called Their GOD, For HE Hath Prepared For Them A City.”. HEBREWS: 11-16, KJV

    May your FAITH continue to SUSTAIN you.

    Mervin and Pam McCoy, Chesapeake, VA

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    Vanessa Edwards (Head Family) says

    Family, Please remember that your memories of Jimmy are forever and a place where you can always visit. The Lord cares and will comfort your hearts during this time and forever.

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    Margie Tatem says

    I”am sorry to hear of your loss. Just know that he is in god hands.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY. You have my deepest sympathy. From Margie and Leonard Tatem and Family.

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    Chelsea Grier says

    To Courtney and her family, you are in our thoughts, our hearts and prayers. From Chelsea Grier and Family.

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    Shakinah Simeona-Lee says

    On behalf of the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Pi Kappa Zeta Chapter in Burlington, NC we send our prayers and condolences to the family. We are praying for your peace during this time. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

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    Lu Vann says

    To The Nixon Family,
    We are truly going to miss our dear friend, our buddy, “Jimmy!” May God’s comfort and peace be with you always!
    Love, Lu and Alivia

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    Justin Epps says

    The Family and I are Going to miss Our Uncle Jimmy. He was always a Gracious Host and an Upstanding and Loving part of the Family. We miss and Love You Eternally Unc!!!

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    Kiersten Smith says

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

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    Doris A. Overton, EdD says

    Mr. James Nixon, Sr., and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Doris A. Overton
    Morgan Alum

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    Cynthia & Onaje DeSue-Grady says

    Dear Mr. Nixon,
    The last time Jimmy and I were together we were sharing pancakes together at St. James. It was a lovely memory as we shared our intense love for pancakes. I will miss his infectious smile and his peaceful manner.

    Now, may theLord’s Peace bring him healing as we give Him Total Praise!

    Your sister-in-Christ,
    Cynthia DeSue-Grady

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    H Commiskey says

    My condolences to all family and friends of Jimmy. He was simply the best. Even as he was in pain struggling with his illness, he was still concerned about how everyone else was doing, making sure my visit with him was as comfortable and pleasant as it could be. What earth has lost, Heaven has truly gained. I will miss him. My prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. Go with God my dear cousin.

    Romans 8:31-39

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    Bernard Gay says

    Dear mr. Nixon, Tony and I are very sorry for your loss. It is very hard to lose a child, but know that God is near and he will sustain you and keep you through this difficult time. We are praying for you. The Gay Family

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    Michael Williams (NSU Class of '89) says

    Today is January 14th and I am JUST coming across this notification, which caught me completely by surprise!

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my college schoolmate (NSU)! I offer my sincere condolences to Jimmy’s wife, daughter, and father. It was always a pleasure whenever we crossed paths after our college days. May the Lord comfort and keep you today and in the days/months/years to come.

    (Mike Williams)

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