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of Atlanta, GA died peacefully Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Northside Hospital. Lovingly known as Ginger, she is the first born of nine children to the late Tullie and Jessie Lou Hixson. She leaves behind her only son, Steven Paul Hancock (Juliet); two grandchildren, Steven Paul, II and Mercedes Pebbles Hancock; one great granddaughter, Isabella Hancock of Oakland, CA; eight siblings, Tullie Hixson, Jr., Los Angeles, CA; Gertrude Williams and Johnnie Williams, Sarasota, FL; Benjamin Hixson (Betty Lou), Ellison Hixson (Annette), Bose Hixson, Jerry Hixson (Phyllis), Miami, FL; Terri Edwards, Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ginger received her Masters of Nursing at the St. Helena Nursing School in Napa, CA. She was a devoted Pediatrics Registered Nurse at the Oakland Naval Hospital. She cared for dependent children of men and women who served in the Vietnam War. She was a foster mother for many children in Oakland, CA and guardian to Jamie Pearson and Kisha Robinson. Gingers hobbies were reading, attending to her garden of vegetables, fruits and herbs and especially beautiful roses. She was a faithful member of Lakeside Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, CA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dresslers Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.