Louise Henderson Cox
Louise Henderson Cox, 84, of Decatur, Ala., formerly of Brunswick, passed away Sunday (April 3, 2016).
She was born Nov. 3, 1931 in Manor, to the late Floyd and Ruby Corbitt Henderson.
She graduated from Hoboken High School. After graduation she worked at King Edward Cigar Factory in Waycross. In 1947, she met her future husband, married Christmas Eve 1949, and started a family before obtaining her nursing degree in 1967.
She was gifted with a special love for pediatric nursing and began her career with Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital. She also did private duty nursing while living in Georgia. After relocating to Alabama in 1974, she was employed by Decatur General Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and RV camping while traveling the United States with her husband upon retirement.
She loved reading her Bible, reading books by her favorite Christian authors and was fond of southern literature based upon the Golden Isles of Georgia. She took great joy in serving her church and held the positions of church secretary at Calvary Baptist Church in Brunswick, at Southwest Baptist Church in Decatur, Ala., and later for Fellowship Baptist Church where her membership remained.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Colquitt R. Cox; daughters, Patricia R. Cox, of Crestview, Fla., and Teresa Cox King, of Foley, Ala.; son, Clifton R. Cox, of Decatur; grandchildren, Mark Russell Peterson, Jennifer King Wynn (husband, Ken), Jake King (wife, Kristin); great-grandchildren, Kayla Wynn, Hayden Wynn, Lily King and Cali Vice; her aunts and uncles, who were more like siblings, Nannie Doris Henderson Pittman, Ruth Henderson (Claude) Strickland, Nadine Henderson Godfrey, Lawana Henderson McClellan, Frank (Pauline) Henderson, Felder (Pat) Corbitt; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; and special family members she held dear.
Besides her parents, she joins her sister, Thelma Henderson Harper, and her granddaughter, Allison Lauren King, in Heaven.
Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland.
The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Scott Clevenger presiding.
Interment will be at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Gentiva Hospice, 1015 1st Ave. SW, Cullman, Ala. 35055 or to Meals on Wheels of Decatur, Ala.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is serving the family.
Sara West, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday evening (April 5, 2016) at Baptist Village, following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.