Jessica Lynn Nixon
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AGE: 32 • Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ
On June 28, 2013, of Conshohocken, PA, Beloved daughter of Kathleen (nee Jorg) Nixon of Haddonfield, NJ and David Nixon (Linda) of Cary, NC; Loving partner of Kevin Manning of Conshohocken, PA; Dear sister of Ryan of Haddonfield and Cameron of Cary, NC; Treasured granddaughter of Evelyn Jorg and Mary Nixon; Cherished niece of Charlotte McGarry (Richard), Karen McCormack, Linda Kingston and Howard Nixon. Also survived by her cousins Megan, Kyle, David, Brock, Eric and John.
Jessica graduated from Haddonfield Memorial HS in 1999 and The College of William & Mary in 2003. She was an outstanding field hockey player, captaining each squad in 1998 and 2002, respectively. During her time with the Bulldawgs, the team reached the New Jersey State Championships, was South Jersey Sectional Champions in 1997 and 1998, and she was also recognized as a Courier Post Scholar Athlete. While playing for the Tribe, the team accomplished a ranking of 7th in the nation in 2001, and visited the NCAA tournament in both 2000 and 2002. At William & Mary Jessica was also a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Jessica had a passion for travel and loved planning her trips around the world. When not jetsetting, Jessica was an avid runner and loved just about any physical activity. Most of all, she felt most comfortable and happy when spending time at the beach with her true love, Kevin and surrounded by her numerous friends and family. Since her diagnosis, she had been actively involved in the Colon Cancer Buddy system. She participated in Thomas Jefferson Hospital's "I Can" campaign, encouraging and inspiring others in their fight against cancer.
Jessica's family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 2nd, 5-8 PM, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Wood La. & Wayne Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where all are invited to her Service on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 11 AM. Interment, Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Jessica's name to The Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005 (www.ccalliance.org) or to the Dr. Edith Mitchell Colo-Rectal Research Fund, Kimmel Cancer Ctr. at Jefferson, 233 S. 10th St., BLSB Suite 502, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Published in Courier-Post on June 30, 2013
Kain-Murphy Funeral Services
15 West End Avenue Haddonfield, NJ 08033