Vivian Evelyn Jackson Nix of Ocala went to be with her Lord on Wednesday. November 2, 2017, surrounded by her family who loved her very much. Evelyn was born on November 22, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Alvin and Gertrude Britt Jackson, the second of six daughters. As a child she had Rheumatic Fever which damaged her heart causing the doctors to recommend moving to a milder climate resulting in a move to Ocala in 1942 when she was eleven years old. She attended Ocala High School and later married Oscar L. "Buster" Nix on June 19, 1949 and they resided in Ocala for most of their married life. Evelyn worked as an advertising agent for the Ocala Star Banner for many years, then at various print shops until retiring in September of 1994. They were blessed with six children (which included 2 sets of twins), eighteen grandchildren, and thirty-five great grandchildren with one more expected any day. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter Gail Francis and Gail's husband Jimmy; two great grandchildren both of whom died in infancy; and two sisters Frances Deese and Shirley Arnold. She is survived by daughter Julia "Bunny" Peavy (Donnie), son Dennis "Bud" Nix (Andrea), son Dale Nix, daughters Terri Childress (Danny) and Sherri Gomillion (Johnny), all of Ocala and three sisters Flora Dean Gray, Peggy Hartley both of Ocala and Louise Kelley of Sparr.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony FL. Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Cornerstone UPC Church, Ocala, FL, with Rev. Brandon Childress and Rev. Bryan Nix officiating. Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Marion County, Kindred Hospice or your favorite charity or organization in memory of Vivian.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Hospice of Marion County
PO Box 4860, Ocala FL 34478-4860
Kindred at Home- Hospice
1320 SE 25th Loop Suite 101 Ocala, FL 34471, Ocala FL 34471