Wina J. “Petey” Mixon
Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Linn Methodist Church in Linn. Graveside services immediately followed at Linn Methodist Church Cemetery.
Petey was born on Sept. 27, 1939 in Sunflower County to Mr. Winnie Edwin Mixon and Mrs. Opal Juanita Scrivner Mixon. She grew up in Linn where she attended and graduated from Linn High School in 1957. She went on to attend 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 Firefighters Association Women’s Auxiliary. She also studied and 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 was preceded in passing by her parents, Winnie Edwin & Opal Juanita Mixon.
She is survived by her loving sister, Barbara Mixon Braswell, and her husband Samuel of Hernando, along with a host of loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes all donations be made to Mississippi Firefighters 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.