Mrs. Louise Henderson Cox, 84, of Decatur, Ala., formerly of Brunswick, passed away Sunday April 3, 2016.
Mrs. Cox 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, Louise met her future husband, married Christmas Eve 1949 and started a family before obtaining her nursing degree in 1967. Louise 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, Louise was employed by Decatur General Hospital. Louise 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.
Louise 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 and later for Fellowship Baptist Church where her membership remained.
Louise Cox 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.; a son, Clifton R. Cox of Decatur; grandchildren, Mark Russell Peterson, Jennifer King Wynn and her husband Ken, Jake King and his 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, Mrs. Cox joins her sister, Thelma Henderson Harper, and her granddaughter, Allison Lauren King, in heaven.
Calling hours for Mrs. Cox will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Scott Clevenger presiding. Interment will be held at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Cox’s honor to Gentiva Hospice, 1015 First Ave. S.W., Cullman, AL 35055 or to Meals on Wheels of Decatur.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with Mrs. Cox’s arrangements.