Cecile Nixon
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Cecile Nixon
  • February 14, 1927 - February 8, 2011
  • Canton, Illinois

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Cecile Marie Nixon, 83, of Canton, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away at 11:53 P.M., Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at Morton Villa.
She was born February 14, 1927 in Ashe, Luxembourg to Alfonso and Marie Muller. She married Leo Nixon in Luxembourg in 1946. He died September 10, 1990 in Peoria.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her children Ross Nixon of Canton, Leonard (Sheila) Nixon of Bureas, LA, Roselinda Hicks and Helda Schultz both of Canton; five sisters; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Cecile worked as a seamstress and foreman for a clothing manufacturer in both Lacon and Chillicothe.
She was a member of the Humane Society and a member of 7th Day Adventist Church in Canton. She did volunteer work through the church and also out of her home. She touched many lives as she helped dress and feed many people. She also did missionary work at the Canton Prison where she was known as mother Nixon.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2011 at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Dr. Rob Willey will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday at the Chapel. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton-andersonchapel.com.