Earl Nix, Jr., age 53, of Hanover Park, Illinois passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 22, 2015  at Lexington Care of Streamwood. He was born on July 15, 1961 in Salacauga, Alabama to his parents Earl Nix, Sr. and Mary L. Nix.

Earl was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather.  He was always a protector, watching over his mother, brothers and sisters. Some of Earl’s many passions were fishing, cooking (especially his gumbo) and shopping, which explained his-best dressed appearance. He was the true entertainer of the family and will be missed dearly by all Earl was the kind and generous uncle Jo Jo, who always had a dollar in his pocket for all of the kids.

He is survived by his mother, Mary L. Nix, his son, Demond Murray, and his daughter, Constance Nix, his brothers, Leroy, and Reginald Nix, grandchildren, D’juan, D’Sean and Niyah along, with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Willie C. Nix and sister, Shirlean Nix.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 10:00 am to time of service at 11:00 am at The Second Baptist Church, 1280 Summit Street, Elgin, IL  60120. Interment will follow at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, Illinois.  For additional information, contact Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120 847-741-1128 www.madisonfuneralhomeelgin.com

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