HIX, Anna Alice Sampselle died April 28, 2015


Anna Alice Sampselle Hix

Anna Alice Sampselle Hix  
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Anna Alice Sampselle Hix lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, three days after her 68th birthday. Alice was born to Anna Bob Rich and James Vernon Sampselle Jr. in Staunton, Virginia. She spent the first eight years of her life at Trinity Point Manor farm in Swoope, Virginia, interrupted by a year in Hawaii when she was three. Alice moved to Virginia Beach for one year and then on to Newport News where she graduated from Warwick High School and The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a B.A. in Mathematics, Alice accepted a job with Arthur Andersen in New York City when the company was one of the Big Five accounting firms. After three years, Alice transferred to Atlanta, Georgia with Arthur Andersen and she said, “I feel like I am home.”

Alice led a busy life those early years in Atlanta -- scuba diving with her dive club in Florida and the Caribbean, hiking the Grand Canyon, riding the trains in Mexico, sailing on her father’s schooner in Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands, and traveling to Switzerland.

Alice married Leslie Alvin Hix in May 1982 and their beloved daughter Anna Leslie Hix was born in November 1984. Alice excelled at everything she undertook. She was a first class Girl Scout leader, seamstress, quilter, analyst and mother.

After 36 years as a software developer with Lithonia Lighting in Conyers, Georgia, Alice retired and was finally able to focus on her love of genealogy. Alice researched all branches of her family but she enjoyed focusing on the Riches and Gleaves the most. Scouring graveyards, websites and old photo albums became her passion. Everyone thought of Alice as the encyclopedia of all family information. “Ask Alice” was the mantra of our family.

Alice grew more caring and generous with each year of her life. She deeply loved her family (every single one of them), her cats, Anna’s dogs, her books, baskets, quilts and genealogy. Alice will be dearly missed.

Alice was preceded in death by two stepsons, Leslie Scott Hix and David Alvin Hix of Monticello, GA.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Al Hix; daughter Anna Hix and fiancé Josh Teague of Snellville; stepson Andy Hix of Covington, GA; step grandson Jonathan Hix of Monticello, GA; two sisters, Mary Trude of New Bern, NC and Lynn Parlett and husband, Robert of Hayes, VA; nieces and nephews, Marsha Smith, Todd Brown and wife Tracy, Robyn Parlett, and Jay Parlett; great-nephews, Gage, Jacob and Carson; and a multitude of cousins and good friends.

A Memorial Service to Honor the Life of Anna Alice Hix will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wages Funeral Home chapel in Snellville. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be viewed or left at www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption (www.atlantapetrescue.org).

Heaven is a genealogist’s heaven.