Funeral services for Mary Claire Dukes Nix, 85, of Lexington, SC will be held 11 o’clock am Tuesday January 17, 2023 at the Broadacres Baptist Church, 2350 Taylor Rd., Cayce SC, 29033 with the Reverend Shane McDaniel officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be held 2 o’clock pm at the Williston Cemetery, 2600 Lake Dr. Williston, SC 29853. Mary passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Lexington Medical Center.
Born in Orangeburg County, she was the daughter of the late Dannie Victor Dukes and Emily Alpine Brickle Dukes. She was a 1955 graduate of Cope High School. Mary joined Broadacres Baptist Church of Cayce in 1969 and was involved in many capacities within the church. She enjoyed playing the organ and singing in the church choir. While living in Cayce she worked in the school system in Lexington District Two in various capacities such as an instructional assistant, substitute teacher and bookkeeper.
Mary was known for her skills as a gardener and wonderful cook and was devoted to her God and family.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Ottie Clifford Nix, Sr. of the home; daughter, Connie Nix Dorsey of Lexington, SC; son, John Clifford (Dru McPherson) Nix of Gilbert, SC; grandchildren, Megan Claire Dorsey, Joseph McArthur Nix, and Philip John Nix, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her son, Ottie Clifford Nix, Jr.; her brother, Reverend Dannie Floyd Dukes and his wife, Jane Love Dukes.
Memorial contributions may be made to Broadacres Baptist Church, 2350 Taylor Rd., Cayce, SC 29033, Williston Cemetery, PO Box 367, Williston, SC 29853, or SEA Place Nonprofit, 220 Peach Place Ct., Gilbert, SC, 29054.
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