Oct 27, 1919 – Sep 11, 2016
Mattie Nixon was born October 27, 1919 in Hilly, Louisiana to George and Willie Ann McNeal. Mattie went home to Jesus on Sunday, September 11, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was baptized into Christ as a young adult and lived a Christian life.
Mattie was a beautiful wife for over 43 years to Willie Nixon, wonderful mother and a successful business woman. She owned and operated Adko Cleaners with her husband in Fairbanks, Alaska for nearly 30 years. Mattie received several distinguished awards: Black Pioneers of Fairbanks and Certificate of Appreciation from the Ladies Auxiliary: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Mattie loved the Lord and was a member of Northern Lights Church of Christ in Fairbanks, Alaska. In recent years she had moved to Seattle to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Holgate Church of Christ. Mattie lived her life with elegance and grace.
Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Nixon; siblings, Alvester McNeal, Carrie Benton, Jessie McNeal, Reven McNeal, L.D. McNeal and Gladys Heath.
Mattie leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Cora Nixon, three sisters, Georgia Stowers, Cleaster Lyons, and Harice Phair; brother; Teria McNeal and a host of extended family and devoted friends.
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