Mickie Lynn Nix, age 51, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at her residence. Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1966, she was the daughter of Peggy Wilson Nix of Marion and the late Lawrence Nix.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jeff Nix who passed away August 11, 2017.

Mickie, who was proud of her Scottish heritage, enjoyed attending Scottish events with her family and friends. A certified K-6 educator, she had a master?s degree in special education and had proudly, for several years, dedicated her life to those with special needs. Ms. Nix was employed at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton. She loved helping those with special needs, but most of all, spending time with her daughter.

She is survived by, in addition to her mother, her loving daughter, Samantha Nix; one niece Brooke Nix; great nephew, Eli Cole Hughes; and special friend, Christy Carpenter; along with many other friends.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion. A time of remembrance will follow at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Ms. Nix?s memory are asked to consider, McDowell County Special Olympics, 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 201, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560 or by visiting