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Reverend Donald Nixon

1948 ~ 2021 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Reverend Donald Nixon was born on June 20, 1948 to the late Reverend Felix Nathaniel and Callie Mae Nixon in the city of York, Alabama. He was the tenth of sixteen children born to their union. Donald departed this life on November 19, 2021 at his home. 

He accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Mount Herman Baptist Church, York, Alabama under the leadership of his father, Dr. F. N. Nixon. 

He joined the United States Army in 1968. Donald received several honors for distinctive serves; National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Combat Medal and Bronze Star Medal. He received his early education in the Sumter County Public School System in York, Alabama. He graduated from high school at the age of 16. He attended Booker K. Washington College. He graduated from Lawson State Community College and Birmingham Southern College in 1994 with a degree in accounting. 

He served faithfully as a Deacon of the Elim Missionary Baptist Church. He served faithfully in any capacities at Elim; Superintendent of Sunday School, Baptist Training Director, Finance Director and choir member. He was a active member of the Birmingham Male Chorus. Donald was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for several years, Anniston Army Depot, Business Manager for Lawson State Community College, Liberty National Insurance, Selma University and Birmingham Fair Housing for several years. He was a driven and thriving entrepreneur. He was the CEO of Nixon Business Services. Reverend Nixon was called into the ministry in June of 2017. He was also licensed and ordained in 2017. He was called to pastor the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 1520 Avenue E, Birmingham, Alabama in 2018. Pastor Nixon served lovingly and faithfully until his death. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Felix and Callie Mae Nixon; two children: Donald Treon Nixon and Melonie Ortia Nixon; six brothers: Felix Nixon, Jr., Hubert Lee Nixon, Roland Hayes Nixon, Joe Rome Nixon, Charlie Jean Nixon and Samuel Dean Nixon; two sisters: Jewel Nixon James and Zola Nixon; and two grandmothers: Savannah Nixon and Luella Mae Cotton.

Donald leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of fifty years, Janice Houston Nixon; one son, Donald Justin Nixon; two daughters: Kimberly and Kandace Nixon all of Birmingham, Alabama; two brothers: Reverend (Essie) Nixon of Birmingham, Alabama and John Kedrick Nixon of York, Alabama; four sisters: Katie Nixon Sheffield of Birmingham, Alabama, Jeanette Nixon Manzie of Mobile, Alabama, Mildred Ann Nixon (Edward) Atmore and Joyce Ann Nixon both of York, Alabama and Savannah Nixon (Roosevelt) Belton of Detroit, Michigan; two grandsons: Kandan and Kaden Nixon both of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters-in-law: Diane Ford and Debra (Andrew) Davis both of Birmingham, aL; brothers-in-law: James Houston of Birmingham, AL and Jesse (David) Mungo of GA; honorary-in-laws: Thelma Houston and Larry Ford; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Special recognition of the Friendship Primitive Church Family.


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Funeral Service
November 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Greater Temple Missionary Baptist Church
300 Fourth Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204


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