Nyna F Cox

March 16, 1951March 16, 2021

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it! Nyna Folsom Cox was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on March 16, 2021, her 70th birthday.Nyna was born in Tallahassee, Florida to Horace and Nyna Folsom, March 16, 1951. Shortly after graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, Matthew Edward Cox, Sr. The couple relocated several years later to Charlotte, North Carolina. She had three children and was a happy homemaker for 10 years. Around that time, she decided to take some college classes at CPCC. She graduated magna cum laude from University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in mathematics with a computer science minor. She worked 31 years for the Internal Revenue Service. She loved her job and her coworkers. She worked throughout her illness until it was no longer physically possible. She was a very creative seamstress, knitter, and could make just about anything. While studying at CPCC, she learned sign language and used her skills to interpret church services and special events. She was a devout Christian and a member of Benton Heights Presbyterian Church. She made it her life's mission to lead others to Christ. This meant more to her than anything else she could ever have accomplished. Nyna is survived by her husband of 51 years, Matthew Edward Cox, Sr.; children Anne Crawfis (Jeff), Cathy Bryant, and Matthew Cox, Jr.; grandchildren Brandi Way, RJ Bryant, Ziggy Bryant, Jay Crawfis, Matthew Cox, III; preceded in death by granddaughter Kelsee Cox; siblings Bill Folsom (Carol), Paul Folsom (Carole), Catherine Ray (Brent), Laura Mathis (Scott), and Dixie Otto (Ken); sister-in-law Mary Ann Oldham (Lane); and a host of nieces and nephews; lifelong, childhood friends Anzila Clark and Hildagae Strickland; and her fur babies, who brought her so much comfort, Punkin, Tybee, Savannah, and Alley. A special thanks to pastor Paul Saleeby for always looking out for the family and going the extra mile and Dr. Gregory Brouse, for his compassionate care. Also, thanks to the staff at Hospice of Union County for caring for Nyna in her final weeks of life. A private, graveside, celebration of life will be held for family at Lakeland Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, North Carolina on March 18, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nyna’s favorite charities: Samaritan's Purse and the American Cancer Society. For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!


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Terri Honchaurk

March 22, 2021

Nyna was an inspiration to us all. She was one of the most dedicated people I have ever met....dedicated to her job (which is where we met), dedicated to her family, dedicated to her friends, and dedicated to God. She was gentle and kind and never failed to see the best in all of us. I am blessed that I was able to call her "My Friend".

Philka Preciado

March 19, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I was privileged to work with and spend time with Nyna. Her’s was and still is a beautiful soul. I have so many memories of time spent with her. From her love of pickles, chocolate and just being herself. One of my favorite memories is seeing her stand in front of a huge class of analysts in Denver and demonstrating how to enjoy and savor Sees chocolate. Another is her amazing and beautiful laugh. I think I would like to picture her in heaven laughing and enjoying her chocolate. I will always treasure the time spent with her. May the Lord comfort and bless you always.

Kiki Souther

March 18, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go to all of Nyna's family and friends. I worked with Nyna for many years at the IRS and she was always so cheerful and helpful anytime of the day. I loved hearing her many stories she would share during the years, especially about her cats. Her love for SEE's candy was another memory I will keep and that she would "help us " for chocolate (LOL). I will sure miss her, but I know that she is with our Lord now and is no longer in pain.

Dave Flynn

March 17, 2021

Like the rest of us, Nyna could get frustrated with others, but Nyna said to look for the good in people, even when it was hard to find. She would always find it because she had the love of God in her. I worked with Nyna from the time she started with IRS; she was a regular with our lunch crew for years, so I learned about and saw for myself many of the other things she loved. She loved Elvis and babies and I grudgingly appreciated both more because of her. She loved the hot fudge brownie sundaes at Aggies and she didn’t feel guilty for it; she took the good for the good it was, loving every moment. She loved her husband, her children, and her grandkids as much as anyone could. She loved her job and dedicated herself to it. She led others to appreciate the job as well. There was something so ingenuous, honest, and sincere about her; you couldn’t help but appreciate her for herself. I was so glad to have known her and so sorry now to see her go. God bless you, Nyna.

Maria Redfern-Thomas

March 17, 2021

Deepest condolences to the family. Mrs. Cox homegoing to her Lord and savior is a gift to her during this difficult loss for the family. But she is never gone as her love lives on through the lives she touched.

Catherine Ray

March 17, 2021

She was the bestest big sister. She made me peanut butter and honey sandwiches. She would take me places with her and her girlfriends. She was 7 Years older than me. I have many good childhood memories with Nyna Jo, we stayed close after she moved to North Carolina, I didn't see her nearly enough, but we would meet up once a year, and enjoy each others company. I love her and she will be so missed. RIP Sweet Sister

Deloris Stevenson

March 17, 2021

Dearest Ann, I did not know your mom but I did pray for her every day. I was saddened to hear from Gwen of her passing. God rest her precious soul and may the angels take her to paradise to the Father's awaiting arms. God bless you Ann and your family at this time of sorrow my prayers will be with you. Deloris Stevenson +(Gwen's Mom].

Anzila Clark

March 17, 2021

Where to start? Nyna and I become friends while in the 8th grade at a band festival while attending Raa Junior High School in Tallahassee...bonding completely when we learned we were both Elvis fans. We stayed close until she moved to North Carolina and then as we raised kids we kept up with each other through letters. We continued to write until she was too sick to do so. So many memories over the years. As our kids grew up we began to meet up once a year for a girls’ always involved a craft. Nyna and our third “partner in crime”, Hildagae, could do anything crafty. I could not. The patience and laughter and fun we had was worth all my lack of skills. When someone has been a part of your life this long, they will always be a part of your life. My life was and will continue to be better because Nyna was my friend. She was caring, forgiving, loving, beautiful, often “out of the box”, and made me a better person. It is comforting to know she’ll be waiting for me in heaven. What joy I’m sure she has in seeing Jesus face to face! Love you, Nyna; always will.

Karen Webster

March 17, 2021

I worked with Nyna here at IRS. She really knew her stuff and everything about a certain database we use. I learned a lot from her. I never got to meet her in person but her voice over the phone was always so pleasant. I was just thinking about her today when a friend shared her passing. I will miss her.

Chuck Spell

March 17, 2021

Nyna was a wonderful person to know and a great co-worker. She had a sweet and compassionate nature and really enjoyed helping others. She will be missed! It is very sad to hear of her passing, but also very good to know that she has been called home to be with our Lord and Savior. Edward, Anne, Cathy, Matthew -- wishing you much love, compassion, and comfort at this time. May the Light of God's Love shine down very brightly on you at this time. Keep those happy memories first and foremost in your hearts and know that Nyna's place in God's Kingdom is assured, and that we will all see her again when our time here is done and like Nyna, the Good Lord calls us home.