Mrs. Mary Zelna Nix

Published 4:14 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

VALLEY — Mrs. Mary Zelna Nix, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 21, 2019, at her special home of two years at Valley Park Manor Assisted Living, surrounded by her loving family, staff and residents.

The daughter of the late Henry Wilson Vickers and Annie Pearl Knight Vickers, Mrs. Nix  is survived by her son, William Charles Nix (Ann); her daughter, Judy Nix Hollon (Bryant); son-in-law Orlando Pete Langley, daughters-in-law Shirley Laney Nix and Diana Story Nix; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sisters Margie Vickers Waldrop and Edith Vickers Johnson and a number of special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Curtis Nix; her daughter, Brenda Nix Langley, and her sons, Donald Wilson Nix and David Gregory Nix.

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Mrs. Nix was an active member of West Side Baptist Church until her health declined. It was her honor to volunteer as a quilter for Chattahoochee Hospice for more than ten years. She loved reading her Bible, quilting and doing crossword puzzles. She was thrilled when her great granddaughter, Harper, asked to learn to quilt; because of her own love for quilting, she was overjoyed to teach her.

The family would like to thank Valley Park Manor for the loving and care she received each and every day. She loved her nickname, “Maw Maw.”

We would also like to thank Kindred and Chattahoochee Hospice for their care and support given to her and the family. We thank Dr. Arvin Kamath, Dr. Bakshi Kamath and the staff for their love and support.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3 p.m. EDT at the Johnson Brown-­Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley.  The Reverends Chuck Anderson, Mark McGee, and David Bradshaw will officiate. Interment will follow in LaFayette City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. EDT until the service hour at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in her memory to Kindred or Chattahoochee Hospice.

Please visit our website at to leave a condolence for the family, to share a memory of Mrs. Nix or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.

Johnson Brown­-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.