Sidney Nixon was victorious in his battle against cancer when God’s ministry of angels carried his broken vessel from this world into the Kingdom of Heaven on March 28, 2022. Our family was fortunate to have had the honor of being with him as his spirit transitioned from this life onto the next. As we cried our tears of sadness to see him go, we had peace in knowing that our own Father was on the other side waiting to bring him home.
Sidney began his life in Beeville, Texas as he entered this world in the loving arms of his mother, Ernestine and under the protection of his father, Sidney.
As a “Navy Brat”, “Sid” was fortunate that most of his father’s naval career was centered in the state of Virginia, allowing him to establish childhood friendships that would last his lifetime. Immediately following his graduation from First Colonial High School, Sid followed in the footsteps of his father and enlisted in the US Navy. He served during the first Gulf War and after a few tours left the military for civilian life. Sid remained in Virginia for several years, but eventually relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas to be closer to family.
His love of football, baseball, and even basketball is genetic – passed down from his father and so ingrained in his mind and spirit that there wasn’t a time of year where Sid was not caught up in the various sporting seasons following the success – and sadly some of the failures – of his favorite teams. A die-hard Cowboys fan (through the good the bad and sometimes ugly seasons), a Braves enthusiast out of honor to his father, and beginner Celtics fan during “Larry the Bird” years, Sid was always supportive and fierce to defend the teams he followed.
Sid was also a force to be reckoned with on a basketball or tennis court (in his youth – even a football field). He was extremely competitive and when his body no longer allowed him to play on a field or court – he took that competitiveness to the board game arena. He is our family Monopoly champion!
Sid was a very private person, but if you were one of the fortunate ones able to penetrate that self-protective barrier, you would have found in him a loyal friend – faithful and committed to you during every season of your life. His reclusiveness limited the number of his friendships, but he chose a job at a local florist in order to channel his love for people. Each delivery allowed him to be a part of some of the most memorable moments in the lives of others; he was able to rejoice over the birth of a child, celebrate in marital unions, and grieve over the loss of a loved one.
As we begin our life in this realm without our Big Brother, Loving Son, and Faithful Friend, we have the assurance and peace of knowing that he is now our mighty Warrior and Defender in the spiritual realm – protecting us far more fiercely than he could have ever done in this world. Thank you for the lessons you taught us, for the protection you provided us, for the hilarious moments brought on by your tremendous sense of humor, for the love you had for us, and for some of the most memorable moments of our lives, Sid. We love you!
Sidney is preceded in death by his father, Sidney Homer Nixon.
Sidney is survived by his mother Ernestine Nixon; his sisters Mary Herrera (spouse Willie) and Judy Haggerton (spouse Marvin); his brother Tony Nixon (spouse April); his former wife Angie Pickron and their children Omar and Jamar; his nephews Brandon, Nick, Andy, Skyler, Trey and Samuel; and his “sissy girl” niece – Briana.
The family will receive condolences on Sunday, April 3, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at Trevino Funeral Home, 3006 Niagara @ Port Ave; a Holy Rosary will be recited at 1:00 PM followed by Liturgy of the Word at 1:30 PM. Services will conclude in the chapel.
Face masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced while attending funeral services due to the current pandemic.
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