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.