Merrette Nixon nee Smeja age 81. Loving mother of Dawn (John) Schneider, Debbie (James) Retondo, James (late Patti) Nixon and the late Thomas Nixon. Special grandmother of Steven, Lisa, Kristy, Sheri, Michael, Richard, Jonathan, Jamie Lee, Kevin and Jamie Rose; great grandma of Jocelyn, Christian, Sebastian, Faith, Leighlah, Pauline, Joy, Paul, Gavin, Jonathan and Henry; great-great grandma of Josh; sister of Corine “Bebe” Reiger, John and Phillip Smeja. Aunt and great aunt of many. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory. Visitation Wednesday January 4 from 9:00 am until time of Service at 11:00 am.at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery.