Mrs. Petey Mixon passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Monday, November 25, 2019, at Linn Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Graveside service followed at Linn Methodist Church Cemetery.
Petey was born on September 27, 1939, in Sunflower County to Mr. and Mrs. Winnie Edwin Mixon and Opal Juanita Scrivner Mixon. She grew up in Linn where she attended and graduated from Linn High School in 1957. She attende Delta State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. Petey went on teach for over 30 years in Florida, where she spent most of her adult life. Once she retired, she moved back to Mississippi where she devoted most of her time to the Mississippi State Fire Fighters Association Women’s Auxiliary. She also studied, trained, to become a Linn Volunteer Firefighter, which meant a great deal to her. Most of all Petey was a proud, independently strong woman who loved her family and friends deeply.
She is preceded in passing by her parents, Winnie Edwin and Opal Juanita Mixon.
She is survived by her loving sister, Barbara Mixon Braswell; and her husband Samuel of Heranando; along with a host of loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes all donations be made to Mississippi’s Firefighter’s Association, P.O. Box 1507, Brandon, MS 39043-1507; or to the Linn Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Angela Cooper, 12 Carmelita Cove, Shaw, MS 38773.