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Ell Jeana Nix

April 23, 1938 — January 9, 2020

Ell Jeana (Jean) Nix, age 81, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.  Jean was a member of Henagar Baptist Church.  Before the passing of her husband, Jean served as a pastor’s wife for over 40 years.  She honored God with her gift of playing the guitar and singing.  She loved to garden, can, work puzzles, and, most of all, spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonah and Dolly Mae Sledge; husband, Rev. Virgil Nix; son, Virgil Wesley Nix; brothers, Mearl Sledge, Elbert Sledge, Fred Sledge, and Alvin Sledge; and sisters, Ruby Sledge, Ruth Sledge, Billie Jo Sledge, and Delvina Arp.

She is survived by her two children, daughter, Helen Semak (Andy), and son, Mike Nix (Teresa) all of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Janet Nix, wife of the late Wesley Nix; daughter of her heart, Charlotte Cross (Ronnie); nine grandchildren, Sherri Roe (Mitchell), Deanna Bain (Rob), Dustin Nix, Nathan Nix, Bradley Nix, Ashley Curtis (Jeremy), Barry Semak, Greg Sneed (Cathy), and Bradley Sneed (Lauren); ten great-grandchildren, Sarah Roe, Colton Roe, Eli Bain, Bella Kate Bain, Alexis Curtis, Grant Curtis, Austin, Justin, Matthew and Tristin Lowder; one great-great-grandchild, Neyland Lowder; three siblings, Mary Leonard (Everett), Barbara Bullard (Ronnie), and Jackie Sledge (Cho); and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Anthony Howard and Reverend James Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Nathan Nix, Bradley Nix, Mitchell Roe, Colton Roe, Rob Bain, and Eli Bain serving as pallbearers.  Greg Sneed, Bradley Sneed, and James Arp will serve as honorary pallbearers.  A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

Her family would like to thank all the nurses from Hearth Hospice that took such good care of her.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

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