Barbara Ann Ackerman Nixon, 81, of Bridge City, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 1, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Henryetta, Ok, to Gladys Burr Ackerman and James Hamilton Ackerman.

Barbara graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, class of 1953. She was a career loan officer for more than 35 years, where she made many friends and helped several people. She started her banking career at Merchants National Bank in Port Arthur and medically retired in 1990 from First Interstate Bank.

The smile on her face was always there when her grandchildren were around and she never forgot a face.  She loved her family and always remembered birthdays and special occasions.

Survivors include her daughters, Laura Nixon Childress and her husband, Glyndon and Lisa Nixon New and her husband, Pat, all of Bridge City; sisters, June Ackerman Gregory of Bridge City and Carol Ackerman St. John of Mauriceville; brother, James T. Ackerman and his wife, Julie, of  Leander; grandchildren, Lenzi Belcher and spouse, Lamar Belcher; Jordan New and fiancé, Andrew Watts; Logan New; Kailey Childress and Landen New; great-grandchildren, Trevor Kimbell, Addison Watts, and Wyatt Belcher; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Vicky Gordon, Vanessa Perry and Steven Kimbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, Charles R Nixon and sister, Patricia Ackerman Lyon.

A gathering of Mrs. Nixon’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Broussard’s, Nederland, with interment at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.