AMY LAUREN SCHNEIDER NIX
Born – September 6, 1980
Baptized – September 14, 1980
Absent from the body and present with the Lord – September 24, 2021
Amy, whose name means “beloved,” was born in Jackson, Mississippi, September 6, 1980, and baptized eight days later by her pastor father at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, as her parents answered the baptismal vows given by Elder John Sherrod, claiming God’s covenant promise on her behalf and promising to commit Amy to God and bring her up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Amy’s brother, John was 12 when she was born and her sister, Beth, was 9. She began the first grade at Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville soon after her family moved to Florida. She was known for being one of the shyest children in the whole school. She won an award for having no discipline problems and in presenting the award, Dr. Bob Grete said, “We wonder if she can walk on water.” Another time she won her class spelling bee and the regional spelling bee whispering her spelling.
In adolescence she began to grow out of her shyness and even became widely known for her voracious laugher. She made many friends at Reformed Youth Conferences, and Christian Worldview Student conferences, some of whom remained friends throughout her life. She loved the balls at the Monroe, Louisiana, and attended many dances with her friends, whose mothers sewed them beautiful ball gowns as her mother did. It was there that she met a young man named Chris Nix who became her favorite dance partner.
Amy attended Okaloosa Walton Junior College for two years, where she studied dance, theater, and music, all of which she continued to love throughout her live. She earned her license in massage therapy after completing her course in massage therapy in Destin.
On September 27, 2003 Amy and Chris were married at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Walton Beach by Pastor Steve Wilkins. After living in Florida for a while, the couple moved to Texarkana, Chris’ hometown, where they lived their married life, returning often to Florida for family times.
Amy and Chris celebrated Amy’s 41st birthday with a trip to Dallas on September 6, 2021. They both became ill with Covid virus and had to return to Texarkana. After a few days at home, she was admitted to Christus St. Michael Hospital. A week later she suffered a massive stroke and died, September 24. Chris and Amy would have celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on September 27.
“Through many dangers, toils, and snares, we have already come. ‘Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far and grace will lead us home.”
Amy was a registered organ donor and we have been informed that she has saved two lives. We therefore request donations to: Southwest Transplant Alliance & Foundation,
8190 Manderville Lane,
Dallas Texas 75231
Christus St. Michael’s Hospital
2600 St. Michael Drive,
Texarkana, Texas, 75503
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