Clara Mae Cox
September 09, 1926 - October 07, 2021
Born in Forsyth County on Sept 9, 1926 and passed away peacefully on Oct 7, 2021.
She devoted her life to serving the community. After graduating from Cumming High School as Valedictorian in 1943, she began her career in higher education attending Georgia State College for Women, North Georgia College and the University of Georgia where she obtained her Specialist Degree. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta PI.
While attending college she taught at Friendship Elementary and Sawnee Elementary School for 32 years. During that time she helped educate over 900 students. After retiring as an educator, she became a volunteer at Northside Hospital where she spent 18 ½ years and over 9000 hours helping others.
Preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alice (Roper) Redd, husband C.W. Cox Jr. and son Donald W. Cox.
Survived by her children Danny and Dr. Diane Cox of Melbourne, FL and Dr. Eileen G (Cox) Nix of Cumming, Ga.
Grand children Will Scott Cole & Kelli, Christopher D Cox & Sarah, Brittany L Cox, Cassandra Lingerfelt, Hilary Nix, Samatha Pailloux and Guillaume, and Jacque Cox and thirteen Great Grand Children.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, GA, with Rev. Rickey Byrd, Rev. Ronnie McCormick, Dr. Bob Yarbrough and Rev. Lee Gaddis officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia in charge of arrangements.
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