“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose,
for all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.”
William James Mixon, Sr. began his journey through life on Sunday, December 9, 1945 in Lamar, South Carolina. He was born to the parentage of the late Maxie Mixon, Sr. and Martha McCoy Mixon.
‘Will’ as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was educated in the South Carolina school system. As life progressed, he relocated to Connecticut, where he was gainfully employed at Stamford Hospital, prior to his retirement.
‘Will’ was very passionate about family and friends - especially his wife, Delois. ‘Will’ loved her and they shared a life together for 31 years; despite their distance. After leaving Connecticut, ‘Will’ and Delois made their home in North Carolina. Additionally, he thoroughly enjoyed people and displayed his love in various ways to his family, friends and all of whom he came in contact with - one special way was through his cooking. One of his favorite meals to cook was fried chicken, rice and gravy.
'Will' was an avid sports fan - football and baseball were sports that he grew up playing. He became a true Yankees and Cowboys fan and could often be found all day on Sundays enjoying and watching the games.
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey is quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the lord. On Thursday, December 31, 2020; while in the care of Vidant North Hospital - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; God in His infinite wisdom, lifted our dear loved one from this world of sin, sorrow and pain, to a place of eternal rest. In addition to his parents, ‘Will’ was preceded in death by: three brothers, Jerry Mixon, Charles Mixon and Maxie Mixon, Jr.
“Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day. In that land, they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away.” We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that he would wipe all tears from our eyes: his wife, Agnes Delois Mixon of the home; three children, Jacqueline Mixon and William J. Mixon, Jr. both of Connecticut and Kenneth Mixon (Corrinne) of Georgia; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great, great-grandchild; siblings, Tommy Mixon (Mae), Isaac Mixon (Angela), Sara Chapman, Frances Lucas and Bessie Friday all of Richmond, Virginia; in-laws, Willie High (Rosa) of Gaston, North Carolina, Alberta Mixon of Richmond, Virginia, Thomas High, Jr. (Nathelia) of Mount Rainier, Maryland, Carolyn Carter (Solomon) of Littleton, North Carolina and Russell Williams of Bridgeport, Connecticut; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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