Monday, May 14, 2007

A Tribute to our Grand Mama

Born in Attapulgas, Georgia, November 13, 1932, moved to Moultrie as a young girl and was raised there. She was born again in 1948. Received BA. and MA. Came to count her family as her true treasure and living for Christ her chief accomplishment. Married for 54 years to our dear Grandfather, Jerry Cox. They raised five children and doted on 23 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, baby Bret.

Known for her sharp wit and infectious joy, she had a mind and memory like a steel trap and was known as a true Southern lady. She spoke French with a gorgeous accent, set a just-so proper table and could mend a torn garment with incredible skill. She fished and boated with her much loved husband, always put the milk in a pitcher and the jelly in a pretty bowl. She taught us all to love classical music, not to show partiality and to see each day as a gift from God and to, literally, stop and smell the roses.
Diagnosed with bone marrow cancer about 35 years ago, came to the end of medical help in 1995 and by her own precious testimony, miraculously encountered and was healed by, the power of God, to live, and bless us with her wit and love for 12 more years.

The Morton clan had the very great honor of having Grand Mama and Grand daddy here at Calathora for the weekend before she entered the joy of the Lord, Monday, April 16.
Daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons and friends~she was surrounded by people who loved her and helped her , but we were really trying to help Granddaddy.
Grand daddy continued to care for Grandmama as he had been doing- directing the cooking of her eggs, bathing, tending, dressing, loving, touching, smiling at her, reading the scriptures to her, powdering her up, putting on her socks and shoes, a dash of perfume here, a joke there, a living example of laying down his life for his bride and glad to do it.

God bless Grand Daddy, who tenderly ushered his dear consort to the edge of the River, faithfully held her as she stepped into it's chilly waters and confidently released her into the arms of Jesus, whom they both trusted and loved.


Anonymous said...

A beautiful tribute to a fine lady. Thank you for sharing this lovely woman of faith.

~Mrs. CK Friedrick

My Redeemer Liveth said...

Dear Morton Family,
We are deeply sympathetic with you all but also feel joyful at your being able to make your Grandmother's last few days so wonderful! I wish we could have known her longer, what a wonderful, godly woman. We pray for you often and rejoice that your grandmother is forever in Jesus' arms! Hope to see you all at the end of this month.
~Anna~On Behalf of the Stone Family

Tim - for the Sanders said...

What a testimony to the impact of a life lived well! We have been blessed to know Mrs. Cox for a short time and to see her legacy in her family. Thanks for sharing these thoughts and her testimony of God's faithfulness.

Baleboosteh said...

Dear Mrs Morton,
Reading this brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful woman of God and what a moving and beautiful tribute to her. I pray that God will continually bring you comfort in your sorrow and joy every time you remember your mother.
May God bless you all,

Cynthia said...

I spoke with my dear friend Janine about your Mom's passing, and I feel a sense of loss even though I had no on-going relationship with your sweet mother. I loved her and respected her delightful spirit. I love the prose she wrote. Thank you for sharing it on this site. I check regularly just to keep up with you guys. My heart is full as I think of heaven's gain and our loss.

Many blessings to you!