Louis Anthony Nix Sr. son of the late Taylor George Miller and Lillie Mae Nix was born in Jacksonville, Florida on July 1, 1949. Louis was the younger of two siblings. After a long fight battling several illnesses, he died peacefully on December 21, 2023.
Louis was a Christian who accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. As a child and young adult, he regularly attended Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church as a member.
Louis was educated in the Duval County Public School system and was a proud graduate of William Raines High School in 1968. Following High School, Louis enlisted in the Navy on December 11, 1968 and proudly served his country for six years. During his military service, he served in Vietnam and was described by his superior officers as intelligent, extremely neat, reliable, and the type of person who got the most out of his men.
Louis was described by many as a hard worker. He actually began working at the young age of nine. He used to assist a man who taught him how fix automobiles. Following his military service Louis took up employment with Sun Trust Bank. While working for Sun Trust bank he simultaneously worked at The Florida Yacht Club as a Sous Chef. Louis retired in 1996 after a rewarding career in the banking industry. Following retirement, he became an entrepreneur opening Nix Janitorial Services LLC in 1996. A lucrative business venture that he enjoyed until he was no longer physically able to do so. Louis had an unmatched work ethic that he undoubtedly passed down to his children.
Louis had a love for flowers, gardening, and “tenders”. A lifelong Floridian, he was not the type of man who cared to travel. You would be hard pressed to get Louis to come visit you. He was very conservative with money, but some would say he was just plain ole cheap. He was quick to sew up a holey sock or collect remnants of soap and melt them together to make a new bar of soap. Despite being frugal, Louis was the type of man who could recognize something of value. He was a collector of sorts, and loved antiques, artwork, and coins. Louis was a complicated man who was stubborn, loving, private, a good conversationalist, and never wrong about anything. You just did not know whether you wanted to hug him or punch him in the face, but that was who Louis was at his core like it or not!
Louis was a loving brother to his only sister Dorothy, affectionately known as Momma Dot. She played a major role in his upbringing. Momma Dot helped raise Louis from infancy until he was old enough to care for himself. Louis was the father of nine children (that we know of) whom he took great pride in ensuring ALL had his last name. Papa was a rolling stone to say the least. Two of his sons, Louis Anthony Nix Jr. and Louis Anthony Nix III, unfortunately preceded him in death.
Louis is survived by (1) Sister, Dorothy Moody. (4) sons, Cameron, Andre, Antonio, and Steven Nix. (1) Adopted son, Willie Gibson, who he tried to make a Nix. (3) Daughters, Antonnette, Andrea, and Jeseka Nix. (16) Grandchildren, Jamaica, Jabori, Namoi, Aarion, Musique, Tonay, Michael, Andre Jr., Ava, Adrian, Ayden, Keyon, Malachi, Adrian, Jamori, and Essence. (3) Nephews, Carl, Jessie, and Matthew. (4) Nieces Tina, Lola, Nancy, and Dianne. (1) Daughter in law, LaToya Nix and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be 12 PM Saturday December 30th, 2023 in Evergreen Chapel 4535 Main St Jacksonville, FL 32206. A visitation will be held in the Chapel for one hour prior to the Funeral Service.