Grace Freeman Nixon

Published 3:02 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A memorial service for Grace Freeman Nixon of Cordele will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Cordele First United Methodist Church with the committal service following in Sunnyside Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Grace, 74,  passed away  Monday, June 12, 2017 at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Born in Jefferson, GA, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Bertha Harris Freeman. Grace was the Director (RET) of the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services in Cordele and a member of Cordele First United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and loved her family and friends, especially her granddaughter, Gracen. Grace was a member of the Albany Crape Myrtle Chapter #163 Order of the Eastern Star, and a past member of the Pilot Club and the Tallulah Adkins Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Mena and Doug Vonier of Cordele; a granddaughter, Gracen Meredith Vonier of Cordele;  three step-grandsons, Cody Vonier, Joseph Vonier and Ben Vonier; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister and her husband, Sara and Stewart Eads of Atlanta; and nieces and nephews, Chris Moates, Roger Sailors, Barbra Kaylor, Pete Sailors, Stewart Eads and Matthew Eads. The family would appreciate memorials to the Methodist Childrens Home, 100 Mill Creek Road, Americus, GA 31709, or to Cordele First United Methodist Church, Music Program, P.O. Box 871, Cordele, GA 31010.  Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services. An online guestbook is available at