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Ednita Ruth (Gillespie) Wixon
September 2, 1938 ~ December 4, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Ednita Ruth Gillespie Wixon, 84, of Greenwood, MS went to be with be her Lord and Savior on December 4, 2022 surrounded by her family. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at North Greenwood Baptist Church with burial at Oddfellows Cemetery in Lexington, MS. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Born September 2, 1938 in Itta Bena, MS to the late George Edward Gillespie and Bertha Corinne Clanton Gillespie. Ednita was a graduate of Greenwood High School, class of ’56, where she was a cheerleader. Following graduation she worked at the Bank of Greenwood.
Ednita married Fon Tildon Wixon, Jr. of Cruger, MS on Sunday, June 15, 1958, a rainy Father’s Day, in the chapel of North Greenwood Baptist Church. They lived throughout the Delta in Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola and Drew, settling in Cruger. Ednita worked for Staplcotn from September 4, 1974 to October 1, 2001.
Ednita was a charter member of North Greenwood Baptist Church. She faithfully attended Sunday services and was a member of Hope Sunday school class in addition to serving with the missions committee. Ednita sang in the choir, played handbells with the Delta Bells and enjoyed LLL get togethers on Tuesdays. She was a member of Town and Country Garden Club and a Cottonlandia volunteer. She was an avid bridge and bunco player. Ednita loved to travel with family and friends.
Ednita was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Daniel Caleb Wixon and husband Fon Tildon Wixon, Jr. She is survived by a brother, George Gillespie (Jayne Person) of Orange Beach, AL, two daughters, Toni Tubbs (Buford) of Greenwood, MS, Rynn James (Captain David James, USN) of Virginia Beach, VA, a son Fon Wixon III (Melanie) of Springhill, TN, seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Pearson, Chip Tubbs, Jordan Wixon, Ashley Wixon, Kayleigh Wixon, Caitlyn James, and Carmen Coeler (Joel), two great grandchildren, Sloane and Harley Tubbs and four sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that are loved dearly.
Pallbearers are Crawford Logan, Steve Flemming, Ronnie Moss, Jeffery Mooneyham, Jay Cutts, Howard Alderman, Chip Upchurch, and Dennis Ratliff.
Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Spivey, Jack Sutphen, Larry Gnemi, Meredith Allen, Richard Avant, Gary McDonald and Jay Pilecki.
Memorials may be made to North Greenwood Baptist Church/missions and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.