Theresa Chijioke Ikegwu Nixon was called to her peaceful rest on April 25, 2023. Theresa was born in lmo State, Nigeria. She is predeceased by her parents Albert lkegwu (father) and Monica Ikegwu (mother). Theresa lived through the Nigerian Civil War also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War between 1967 to 1970. She attended the Mayflower Secondary School in Ikenne, Ogu State Nigeria from September 1973 to July 1978. She was presently part of the EX-MAYS Global Charity. After school she worked for the United Bank of Africa (UBA). Theresa left abroad to the US in 1980 to continue her studies at Saint Petersburg Junior College where she received her Associates degree in Psychology. She also furthered her studies at Florida A&M University. She then
moved to New Jersey in 1985 and attended Trenton State College and received her Bachelor degree in Biology.
In April 1987 Theresa met Richard Nixon while working together at TJMAXX became good friends and later on got married on December 14, 1991 in Trenton NJ. They were blessed with 2 beautiful sons Daniel and Darius Nixon. Theresa became a citizen of the US in 1995. She was a Ewing Township resident for the past 29 years. Theresa received her Associates degree in science of nursing from Mercer County Community College in 2006. She later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison State College in 2001. She was a Med Surg Nurse working at the Capital Health Regional Medical Center (Helene Fuld). With all the love in her heart and tirelessly caring for many patients she went on to be a recipient of the DAISY award in 2015.
Theresa is survived by her husband Richard Nixon and their two sons Daniel and Darius Nixon. Also her mother-in-law Barbara Nixon and sister-in-law Ronetta Wilson. She is survived by her siblings, the Ikegwu family: Joy Ikegwu, Baldwin Ikegwu, Grace Nwabudike, Mercy Anusiem, Veronica Ananaba, Charles Amadi Ikegwu, Albert Ikegwu, Godwin Ikegwu, George Ikegwu, James
Ikegwu, John Jones Ikegwu, Chikodi Demings as well as other aunties, uncles. nieces and nephews.
Theresa was a loving and nurturing woman. She opened her home to anyone in need and always made sure you had a smile on her face. She was loved by anyone she met and touched many hearts. She loved to cook, read and teach. She was always concerned for your well-being. The name "Mother Theresa fit her beautifully because she was a living example of how a God fearing woman should live. She was self-willed, determined, courageous, brave and compassionate. She will forever be in our hearts and minds and will be greatly missed.
Funeral service will be 11am Friday, May 12, 2023 at Mt. Sinai Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 35 Arlington Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 9am until the time of service. Interment will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.
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