Joseph Eugene "Nick" Nixon

Posted at 5:11 PM on Sep 29, 2019

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Joseph Eugene "Nick" Nixon, 78, of 406 South Green Street, Statesville, N.C., was born in Mecklenburg County on August 24, 1941, and was the son of the late Theodore Lee Nixon Jr. and Clorine Janice Morrison. He passed away on September 25, 2019.

He was united in marriage to Brenda Blackwell Nixon, who survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Morrison Sr. and a sister-in-law, Shirley A. Blackwell.

He attended Unity High School and served with the United States Army, where he was honorably discharged. He was once employed by Southern Screw, where he retired, and was also employed by East Elementary School. At an early age, he joined Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his loving and devoted wife, Brenda B. Nixon of the home, he leaves to cherish the memory of his life three sons, Markus Donte (Natasha) Nixon and Charles William Blackwell, both of Statesville, and Danny Blackwell of Florida; his siblings, Weldon (Carolyn) Miller of Charlotte, Dennis (Myra) Parker of Pennsylvania, Cynthia (Wesley) Summers and Randy Lee (Doris) Morrison Sr., both of Statesville; his in-laws, Phyllis (Joe) Johnson, Robin Viola Blackwell, Deborah Denise Blackwell, and Robert Randolph Blackwell, all of Statesville, Todd Lanell Blackwell of Winston-Salem and Donald Lee (Betty) Blackwell of Troutman; grandchildren, Amanda Wilson, Charles Blackwell Jr., Joseph Donte Nixon and Anyah Bre’nee Nixon; five great-grandchildren, Malik Blackwell, Savonna Camp, Amari Wilson, Daniel Miller and Alivia Wilson; aunts, Ethel P. Morrison, Anna Morrison, Joan Millsaps Morrison, JoCarolyn Morrison, Annie Smith Morrison, and Magnolia Peters; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Reverend James Williams will officiate with burial to follow in the Iredell Memorial Park. Mr. Nixon will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, where members of the family will receive friends from 12 until 1 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Nixon at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Nixon Family.

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