OBITUARY

Linda K. Cox

September 10, 1924May 10, 2020

Linda Mercer Knox Cox, 95, of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2020. Linda was born in Winnabow, NC on September 10, 1924. She was the daughter of the late James Oscar Knox and Nettie Mae Gore Knox. Shortly after Linda graduated from Beulaville High School, the family moved to Bolivia. Linda met the love of her life, Loyd Freeman Cox. They enjoyed 56 wonderful years of marriage.

Linda and Loyd had five children: Beverly Hartgrove (Woody), of North East, MD; Gayle Gallahan, of Wilmington; Wayne Cox (Debbie) of North Myrtle Beach, SC; Mary Price (Jim), of Wilmington; and Kevin Cox (Dawn), of Wilmington. Linda and Loyd provided strong family values for their children. Linda was an active member for 57 years at Winter Park Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the New Hanover County Lioness Club for many years.

Summers were spent at the Sunset Harbor cottage, with family, boating, fishing, and oystering. Linda loved to cook, fish, garden, and sew.

Both Linda and Loyd loved having a beautiful yard, and bountiful garden. With Loyd being a veteran of the Second World War, the couple traveled to a number of Navy Reunions.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved Loyd, her sisters Juanita K. Quinn and Alease K. Stone, as well as her brother James Herbert Knox. She is survived by her sister Annella K Lewis Howlett of Wilmington, as well as her five children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great- great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was a strong, funny, loving, and kind mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and friend. She loved life and made everyone around her happier.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic continuing advisability of social distancing, a graveside service will be held at David R. Mercer Cemetery, Midway Rd SE, Bolivia, NC at 1pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Officiating will be Reverend Emile Harley and Pastor Joseph W. Wescott.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Winter Park Presbyterian Church https://winterparkpresbyterian.org and/or Lower Cape Fear Life Care https://lifecare.org

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Melody Barnhill

May 21, 2020

Shae Satterwhite

May 13, 2020

My heart is so sad for the family. All of you are in my prayers! Your entire family has meant so much to our family for years and years. Love to you all!

Tammy Shaw

May 12, 2020

The most precious lady I’ve ever known. I grew up next door to you and your wonderful family. So thankful you moved in next door to us and I remained in your life for 60 years. Thank you for your daughter Mary, my best friend for life. I cherish these memories and I’m sure my parents are so happy to have you as their neighbor in Heaven. Enjoy your time with Jesus. I can only imagine the welcoming you received from God. Love you always

Kimberly Lewis

May 12, 2020

I will miss your smile Aunt Linda.Reggie always loved picking on you.You were always his favorite.Now you can pick on each other in heaven.All the family will be in my prayers.Love all of you dearly.

Melody Barnhill

May 11, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mama Cox, our hearts are broken for you all. You all have been a big part of our lives for 55 years, your mom always had a smile on her face and always a hug to give. Remembering the good times at Sunset Harbor and the fish fries or scaling fish and wishing your mom and dad hadn't caught half the ocean and sent them over the fence when we were young. Your mom always had a joke or story to tell to brighten your day. My mom always talked about the first vistor that came in December 1967 when Randy was born was your mom, she never forgot it. There are so many fond memories that we will cherish.
Know we are keeping you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Melody, Randy, Jennie, Justin, Joe & Ella

Wanda Browning

May 11, 2020

Such a sweet sweet Aunt❣️Such a pleasure to be around and will always have great memories to last us a life time❣️You are such a angel😇and I know you are gonna be missed but we will see you again one day . Love you💋

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