Betty B Cox
February 14, 1930 – November 5, 2018
Betty Ellington Brower Cox of Atlanta, GA died peacefully under hospice care in her home. She was born on February 14, 1930. She and her brother, Hugh lived at 1715 Lenox Road, when it was a dirt road, and enjoyed playing in the Indian Creek. She went to North Fulton High, and then Huntington College in Montgomery, AL. She returned to Atlanta to work at Coca-Cola. Fred Cox stopped by Coca-Cola to sell some office supplies, and met up with Betty again. They remembered each other from high school. They were married in 1955. Cary Lynn Cox was born in 1957, and Frederick Eugene Cox, Jr. was born in 1960. Their first house was on Shady Valley Road. They built their next house, high on a hill in the new Club Forest neighborhood in Brookhaven in 1964. Mother enjoyed gardening, and she and Dad planted a Savannah style boxwood garden in the back yard. Mother was a partner in Gilbert Cox Interior Designs. She was a realtor for Harry Norman. She went to work for WSB Radio and TV, a part of Cox Enterprises, in the White Columns building on Peachtree. On the snow days, WSB would send a huge vehicle to Brookhaven to take her to work. She had to make things right for those that were essential, and she was essential, too. She worked for Cox about 30 years until she was 72. She was a Chapter R member of P. E. O., an organization that raises scholarship money for women’s education. She is a DAR. She was also a member of Club Forest Garden Club. She is a proud descendant at Oakland and Westview Cemeteries. She was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, and loved her Bible study class. Her two children survive her. H M Patterson Oglethorpe will host a reception on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Life service will be held at St. James United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by a southern lunch in the parlor. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The Cox family is thankful for the caregivers that took such good care of both of our parents, their children, and our modern family.
- Reception Friday, November 9, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Southern Luncheon Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018