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Patsy Kay Nix

January 28, 1932 — February 16, 2022

AIKEN, SC - Patsy Kay Nix, age 90, passed away on February 16, 2022.

Born in Hart County, Georgia, on January 28, 1932, she was the 8th of 12 children of the late Toombs Hodges Kay, Sr. and Viola Winn Kay.  She was predeceased by her husband, David W. Nix Jr in 2013 as well as 8 of her siblings. She is survived by her children, David (Janice) Nix, Harry (Debbie) Nix, Pam Nix-May, and Shannon Nix. She is also survived by seven grandchildren - Jesse (Candice) Nix, Brian (Kristin) Clark, Joseph (Krista) Nix, Heather Clark, Porter May, Chris (Erica) Hutson, Rusty (Melissa) Hutson; and 17 great-grandchildren, as well as three siblings - Betty Kay Skelton, Dr. John Kay and Gary Kay, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Patsy worked in Washington, DC for the FBI in the late 1940s and moved to Aiken, SC in the early 1950s to work for the DuPont Company at the Savannah River Plant. It is in Aiken where she met her husband, married and raised her four children. She was a wonderful and beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother who devoted her life to caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a surrogate mother to a stray cat, Boots, who adopted her in recent years. Boots wants everyone to know that he misses his Granny.

Visitation will be from Noon to 1 PM on Saturday, February 26th at Shellhouse Funeral Home on Hayne Avenue.

Services will be private at the graveside following visitation.

Memorials in mom’s name may be directed to the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 119 Willow Run Rd., Aiken, SC 29801,


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Saturday, February 26, 2022

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Aiken, SC 29801

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