DECATUR, Ala. (BNc) — Funeral service for Marvin McKinley “Mike” Nix, 55, of Moulton, will be Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Beltline Church of Christ with O.D. Bowling, Marlon Rutherford, and Steve Chandler officiating.
Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the church. The body will lie in state at the church from 9 p.m. until noon Tuesday, June 28. Visitation will resume two hours prior to service.
Bro. Nix died June 25. He was born Aug. 24, 1955, to James and Georgia Nix of Loretta, Tenn. He was the minister with the Beltline congregation.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lynn Nix; daughter Natalie Lauren Nix; brother William Lane Nix; four sisters, Patricia Nadine Bevins, Virginia Ann Terry, Cora Sue Morgan, and Frances Darlene Gleason; half-brother, Anderson Lee Nix; and two half-sisters, Patsy Richardson and Amy Nix.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Mike Nix Preacher Training Scholarship at the Beltline Church of Christ, 2159 Beltline Rd, Decatur, AL 35601.
He had been the preacher with the Beltline church since 1998.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 54 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.