Betsy Brogden Nixon

March 29, 1939 - August 26, 2022
Betsy Brogden Nixon


Betsy Brogden Nixon passed away surrounded by her family at her son’s home in Wilmington on Friday August 26, 2022.  She was born in Durham on March 29, 1939.

She is predeceased by her husband Dr. Nicholas Foy Nixon, Jr.  (Sonny), and her sisters Mary Brogden Stallings and Dorothy Brogden Werner.

Betsy was a graduate of Durham high school and Duke University radiologist technician program.  She met Sonny on the beach in Cherry Grove, SC, and they married in 1960.  Betsy always loved her family and friends and she especially adored her four grandchildren.  Betsy was always a loving, cheerful, and positive lady who loved to laugh.  She didn’t want any of her friends and family to be sad; rather she wanted them to have that ice cream, to have that glass of wine and to laugh together and remember all of the funny, good times we shared.

She is survived by her sons Lawrence Keith Nixon (Lisbeth Cubillon), and Nicholas Foy Nixon III (Beth Connell), and her grandchildren Loren Nixon, Sam Moody, Jane Moody, and Matthew Nixon.

Services will be held at Harbor United Methodist Church, 4853 Masonboro Loop Rd Wilmington, NC 28409 on Saturday, September 17 at 11 AM.  A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony until 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Harbor United Methodist Church.

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  • September 03, 2022
    Brenda Rosser says:
    Prayers for hearts she was a jewel

  • September 01, 2022
    Sue Burgess says:
    Such a lovely and sweet lady. She was a former member of the North Myrtle Beach Woman's Club and we shared some fun times. My kids went to your Dad when they were small. They were a great couple. So sorry for your loss. Betsy will be missed by many.

  • August 31, 2022
    Jennifer Wattenbarger says:
    Betsy was a truly lovely woman. She will be missed.

  • August 30, 2022
    Stacy Saville says:
    Betsy was a true delight to be around. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She is with her beloved Sonny now. You are and will be missed Miss Betsy. We love you ❤️

  • August 30, 2022
    Sandy and Roger Watson says:
    We Loved Betsy Nixon and we are better folks because our lives were touched by her. Betsy was fun and full of life. She was a friend to all and we are so blessed to have called her our Friend. Betsy Nixon will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.