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Willye Webb Nixon

Willye Webb Nixon passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  She was born in Appomattox, on March 11, 1925 to Jennie Glenn Webb and John Robert Webb. Her family moved to Webb Dairy Farm in Farmville when she was a small child. 

Willye was the oldest of nine children.  She married her husband, Hugh “Nick” or “Nix” Nixon on June 6, 1947 and together they raised their seven children on that same farm.  Those who knew Willye would say she was Nix’s soulmate and would often find her by his side.  Family was very important to her and she made it known by her many selfless actions.  Willye was the gravitational center around which the family revolved.  In her free time, she loved to sew.  She was well known for making and giving away numerous book covers and pot holders.  She enjoyed her work as a floral designer with her mother at Webb Florist and also with her sister, Rochie Allen, at Rochette’s Florist. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Hugh Joseph Nixon; her son, Thomas Paul Nixon; her mother, Jennie Glenn Webb; her father, John Robert Webb; her brother, Henry Melvin Webb; and her brother John Thomas Webb.

She is survived by her siblings: Susan Hunt (Jimmy); Rochie Allen (Billy); Boyd Webb (Yvonne); Kathleen Morris (Ray); Hugh Webb (Martha); and Glenda Webb.  She is also survived by her children: Joe Nixon (Bev); Jimmy Nixon; Ann Marie Howard (Jeff); Jerry Nixon (Marty); Bob Nixon (Susan); John R. Nixon (Von).  She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5-7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Farmville.  A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 11 a.m. also at St. Theresa Catholic Church. 

Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.