On Sunday January 6, 2013 I lost my hero. My Grandmother Lalia Louise Hawthorne Wixson passed from this world. It is a hard thing to accept, someone that meant so much to me no longer a phone call away… There are moments where it is almost unbearable.
But then I think of the legacy that she left me.
Every time I look in the mirror, I see her work in progress. She took me in when I needed her and she insured that I went to school and had every tool that she was able to give me to live the best life I possibly can.
And I will.
Every breath I take, every moment… will be in honor of her.
Lalia Louise Wixson
August 4, 1939 – January 6, 2013
Louise Wixson, 73, passed from this life Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland.
Visitation is 5:00-8:00pm Monday, January 7, 2013 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Graveside services arer 2:30pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Drakes United Methodist Church Cemetery in Flowood.
She was born August 4, 1939 in Madison County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Hawthorne and Catherine Lee Eley Hawthorne. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and a member of Drakes United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, James Grant Wixson and wife Michele and Bubba Wixson and wife Becky; daughters, Sheila Williams and husband Marvin and Tina Wixson; brother, Henry Hawthorne; sisters, Sarah Haskins, Betty Dulworth, Annette Creel, Clara Reid and Margaret Hawthorne; grandchildren, Jayroe Williams and wife Rebecca, Heather Williams, Christina Shores, Grant Blakeney, John Wixson and Kirby Wixson; and great-grandchildren, Autumn Williams, Destiny Crosby, Hanna Crosby, Hayden Shores and Charles Williams.