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Opal H. Mixon

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March 22, 1921 ~ July 28, 2013

Opal "Peggy" H. Mixon, 92, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Alexandria, VA with family members by her side. She was born March 22, 1921 in Carbon, TX, to the late Julius A. and Mattie B. Cole. She married Dudley H. Mixon in 1941 and became a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was a Catholic convert and held faithful memberships in several parishes over the years: St. Benedict in Doniphan, MO; St. John in Luling, TX; St. Elizabeth in Alice, TX; St. Theresa and St. Anselm in Corpus Christi, TX; Good Shepherd in Mount Vernon, VA; and St. Martin on Fort Belvoir, VA. She was active in many church support activities to include Quilting Bees, and Altar & Rosary Maker Societies. She was the proud recipient of a Knights of Columbus Rosary Maker Lifetime Achievement Award and a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. Deprived of a complete high school education during the 1930s, she completed her GED at age 59 and was a commencement speaker. She later participated in a Del Mar Junior College [Corpus Christi, TX] writing workshop and was published. She pursued arts and crafts in many forms to include sculpture, painting, cooking, dressmaking and clowning. Gardening was very special to hera�"especially her beautiful roses. She very much enjoyed participating in the Red Hat Society. She was also active in the neighborhood watch program and was a qualified marksman. Opal was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Peggy was the beloved wife of the late Dudley H. Mixon, loving and devoted mother of Doris Mixon of Huntington, WV, Patricia Lowe of Prichard, WV, Michael Mixon and his wife Marianne of Alexandria, VA and the late Charles Mixon; sister of Ada Louise Hogue of Purcell, OK, and the late Dorothy Burns; proud grandmother of Jeremy Mixon of Denton, TX, Dustin Mixon and his wife Tessia of Dayton, OH, and Matthew Mixon and his wife Natasha of Laughlin AFB, TX, and one honorary granddaughter Nancy Wilson and her husband Jeremy of Billings, MT; and she had many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Graveside service will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Catholic charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066; 1-800-919-9338, www.catholiccharitiesusa.org or Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038; 1-800-259-4636; www.alzinfo.org.

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  1. Dear Mike and Marianne, We are very sorry for your loss. You showed your love for Opal over the years. Our faith tells us that Opal is with the Lord and that we will see her again.

  2. Dear Mike and Marianne: Although no words can fully fill the void in your hearts from the loss of Opal, please accept our sincerest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and may she rest in peace. Love Pedro and Maria

  3. May she be in heaven with God and may God grant you peace in your time of sorrow. She led a wonder life and was blessed with a beautiful family… Tom & Karen Hill

  4. We pray that God will send his Holy Spirit to comfort you, and that Opal, through the mercy of God, rests in peace.

  5. Dear Marianne and Mike, Please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss. Opal was a lovely lady who must be deeply missed. We will always remember her for her beautiful smile, her kindness, her sense of fashion, and her smart, smart hats.

  6. Dear Mike and Marianne, Peace,Prayers and Blessings for you and your family as you mourn the loss of your mother.

  7. Mixon family, Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother Opal. May she rest in peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  8. We’re sad at Opal’s passing. A part of your life has departed. Now only good memories will remain. I’m sure she is looking down and thanking you for these last several years she spent with you.

  9. Mike & Marianne, You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts as you both mourn the loss and celebrate the life of your mother. May your mother rest in peace and her family rest assured she is in Gods hands. Love from the Hawleys (Patrick, Laurie, Tyler & Briana)

  10. I remember her as a darling person, always wanting to give her all in class. A clown and a marksman! Now that is versatility. My sympathy to all the family on their loss. May He who promised comfort to all be a a comfort to you.

  11. Dear Mike and Marianne, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May your Mom rest in peace. You are all in our prayers.

  12. Hi to all Mixon family, my Condolences and prayers are with all of you. She will be missed. Thanks for sharing her with us at the Mt.Vernon center. We enjoyed her and had good times and laughter. Julia

  13. I am very saddened by the passing of Opal. She was a wonderful grandmother to both Matthew and Nancy. I do have to add that if I understand correctly, she also had a motorcycle license. Opal was a very loving grandmother and mother-in-law. My prayers are with the family. Opal will be deeply missed by many.

  14. I am very saddened by the passing of Opal. She was a wonderful grandmother to both Matthew and Nancy. I do have to add that if I understand correctly, she also had a motorcycle license. Opal was a very loving grandmother and mother-in-law. My prayers are with the family. Opal will be deeply missed by many.

  15. I am very saddened by the passing of Opal. She was a wonderful grandmother to both Matthew and Nancy. I do have to add that if I understand correctly, she also had a motorcycle license. Opal was a very loving grandmother and mother-in-law. My prayers are with the family. Opal will be deeply missed by many.

  16. I am very saddened by the passing of Opal. She was a wonderful grandmother to both Matthew and Nancy. I do have to add that if I understand correctly, she also had a motorcycle license. Opal was a very loving grandmother and mother-in-law. My prayers are with the family. Opal will be deeply missed by many.

  17. I had met Mrs. Mixon a long time ago when her daughter Patricia and I both went to High school together. She was a kind soul. My mother liked her very much as well. She will be missed. Marvin and Family

  18. In this time of your loss, We lift you up in prayer, We pray that in your sorrow, You’ll find that God is there And though we can’t be with you, You’re in our thoughts each day, For we will always remember you When we kneel to pray.

  19. Opal Mixon was my "in-laws" next door neighbor for many years in Alice, Texas. I was only 17, when I started dating my now-husband. This was when I met Opal, my future mother-in-law introduced us. She was a really nice lady and a lot of fun. Years later she moved to Corpus Christi and lived in a neighborhood near us. We would both attend the Saint Theresa’s Church’s Halloween Spookfest. She would often dress up as different characters…she was always a "hoot". Everyone at St. T’s loved her. She would always help out there. I really missed her when she moved away. I haven’t seen her in years bur I know she is visiting with all her family and friends in heaven and the Lord made a special place there for her. May she rest in peace!!

  20. I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS DEATH,IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR THAT SHE WAS NOT IN PAIN AND HAD SOME OF HER CHILDREN AT HER SIDE WHEN SHE PASSED ON HER WAY TO HEAVEN.

  21. Mike & Marianne, We are saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  22. Mike and Marianne, My most fond memories of Opal were the Holy Hours when she would attend with K of C and pass out the Hand made rosaries. I suspect I still have one put away with specials. We all loved her and will pray always. Divine Mercy be with her… No regrets.. she is with Our Lord and Mary. Love to all… Helen.

  23. Michael and Mary Ann, So sorry to learn of your loss. Judi and I have suffered losses of loved ones over the past two years, so know all too well what you are going through. Our prayers and best wishes are with you. God Bless.

  24. To the family of Opal (Peggy ) Mixon, My heart was broken when I heard the news of our long time friend. I will never forget her crafty hands, and her calm and patient personality she had. She was a loving mother and a soldier to all. Being strong with keeping the schedule for Dudley and Charles with all the older siblings helping was a big chore. Growing up next to her as a child I learned alot and as I matured into a young lady she helped mold me as well. Her faith in God was pure as well as her dedication to the church and others .Michael, Doris and Patricia and all the others that were in her life, believe that her suffering is over and rejoice for her reunion with Dudley and Charles and her friends that have passed and someday we will all join her on those beautiful streets of gold. Rest in peace my friend and to God Be The Glory . Love and Sympathy, Pamela and Roy Brown


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