Nelle Hixson

Nelle Hixson

Friday, July 12th, 1929 - Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Nelle Dawson Hixson passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord at the age of 91.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, A.R. (Ralph) Hixson, her parents J.C. and Esther Dawson, her brother James, and sister, Jane Wade. She was born on July 12, 1929 and raised in Conway, Arkansas.

She is survived by her brother David Dawson, children A.R. Hixson III, Mark Hixson (Stephanie), John Hixson (Becky), Judy Antimarino (Pete), and Nancy Race (Kevin). She was proud Baba to grandchildren John Michael Hixson (Amy), Natalie Race Whitaker (Wilson), Lisa Hixson, Katy Antimarino Soroka (Paul), David Hixson (Katie), Adam Race, Amy Antimarino, Stephen Hixson, Molly Antimarino, Kenyian Hixson, Aaron Race, Claire Hixson, Kenniah Hixson, 6 wonderful great grandchildren and her beloved Westie, Alva.

Nelle had a close relationship with the Lord and furthered spreading his Word through teaching Sunday school to both children and adults, facilitating Bible studies through BSF and various church small groups.
A woman with many interests, Nelle was a lifelong learner. She loved to travel throughout the world with her husband, family, and in later life with her daughters. The game of golf was well suited to her competitive nature. She also enjoyed playing bridge socially and then competitively later in life, achieving the level of Bronze Life Master. Nelle loved reading and the challenge of a crossword puzzle. She was a proud and active member of P.E.O for over 50 years. She also was a proficient seamstress, loved plants, the joy of gardening and water aerobics. She was known for her gracious hospitality, always happy to cook for a crowd of family or friends. She also volunteered at school and various organizations for her children. Competitive card games with her children and grandchildren always made her happy.

Nelle believed strongly in the value of education. She graduated from Arkansas Teacher’s College earning her BA in Math. She chose not to use that degree for teaching but chose to instill in her children that excelling to your greatest potential in school was expected. After her children left the nest she returned to college to pursue a MBA through the University of Texas Arlington. She made a point of attending all grandchildren’s high school, college graduations and all of their important events throughout the country.

A savvy businesswoman and math whiz, Nelle once owned a travel agency and was owner of Utility Structural Systems of Houston.

A special thank you to Lowah Wisseh for her loving kindness and caring of Miss Nelle.

Family and friends will be received at Wade Family Funeral Home, on Wednesday, July 22nd from 5-7 p.m.
A celebration of life service will be held at Wade Family Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23rd at 11:00.
The service will be livestreamed at Go to photos and videos tab, click on Watch Webcast.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the P.E.O. Program of Continuing Education,, Bible Study Fellowship,, or Wycliffe Bible Translators,

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 11:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
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  • Interment

    Moore Memorial Gardens
    1219 N Davis Dr.
    Arlington, United States 76012
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Steve Wade

Posted at 09:01am
Hixson Family,
So sorry for the loss of Aunt Nelle. Beautiful service. I was glad to see my cousins deliver their tributes.
I know Nelle was proud of all of you and the beautiful families you have raised.
Love you all,


Darryl Taylor

Posted at 01:53pm
We feel blessed to have known and loved Nelle and Ralph from our years together serving at Pantego Bible Church.
Nelle was a lovely person both inside and out and we will have nothing but fond memories of her.
We offer our sincere condolences to everyone in your family. Thank you for streaming her service.

Darryl and Charlotte Taylor

Kimberly Wade

Posted at 01:46pm
Only got to meet Nelle a couple of times when she was visiting her sweet sister Jane Wade (my mother in law) but I will always remember her kindness towards me. Her sister Jane loved her that I am sure of and I am sure that Nelle loved her too. The service your family put together for Nelle was a beautiful testimony to a life well lived and a good and faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ! May God continue to give you all comfort and peace as you go on with your new normal. May he continue to bring to mind all the sweet memories you have of your loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. John Michael I am so glad that I have gotten to know you and spend time with you. I think that if you are a portion of the person that your grandmother was, then she was surely a saint!


Posted at 06:35pm
Mark, John, and Lisa! We want to express our deepest condolences for your family's loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May the God of love and peace fill your hearts and soul with peace and comfort, but now and the days that lie ahead!

Mark & Ruby Gentry

Mark E Gentry

Posted at 05:41pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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