Edith Inez Cox, March 4, 1922 - January 3, 2018
Edith Inez Cox, of Groesbeck, passed away at Limestone Medical Center on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at age 95.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams and Brother Clif Fox of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck officiating. Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Justin McLean, Cole McLean, Shane McLean, Dillon McLean, Cody Wilson, Cade Wilson, and Brayden McLean. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell McLean, Richy Wilson, and Flint McLean.
Edith “Granny” Inez McPherson Cox was born on March 4, 1922 in so called “Hog Range” (or Box Church Community) Texas to Joe and Lula McPherson. She went home to be with her Savior on January 3, 2018. She was the fourth of six children and oldest of the three daughters in the family. As a girl, Edith enjoyed a childhood of farm life where she learned a great deal about the value of hard work. She attended school in Box Church and Groesbeck, and when she wasn’t working or going to school, enjoyed playing a good game of baseball. It was her favorite sport.
Edith made the decision to follow Christ at a young age and was baptized in the Church of Christ, but she also recommitted herself and her life to the Lord just five years ago.
As she grew into a young woman, Edith married and had two daughters. She put her work ethic to the test with second jobs while also being a mother. She lovingly referred to her daughters as “Net and Nell” and remained close to them her entire life.
On January 29, 1955, she married Recial Cox, the love of her life, and he held that distinction up until her death. She actually never removed her wedding band from her hand.
Edith’s interests and hobbies did not include traveling or shopping like some women enjoy. Her hobbies included taking care of her cattle, roaming her pasture, working in her yard and working with her plants, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Very often, when she was still able to drive and live on her own, Granny could be seen in jeans and a flannel shirt driving her truck out to her pasture in order to check her cows. She could spend hours in that pasture. Many times she could be found doing more than feeding her cows. She might be picking up trash or even just sitting under an oak tree with a “coke” and a bag of potato chips just enjoying the peacefulness.
She felt equally peaceful while working in her yard and creating masterpieces from her plants. She definitely had a “green thumb”, and many times her plants grew larger than her. She was completely meticulous about her yard -not one leaf could be left on the ground -and especially particular about the direction in which the grass was mowed.
But above all of her other interests, one ranked the highest- her time with her family. In fact, she rarely was alone because her grandchildren would stay with her. She also loved getting them all together for any holiday, especially Christmas. For many years, she held the traditional Christmas Eve dinner at her house, with delicious home-cooked food and a gift for everyone. It was very important to her that every one of her children and grandchildren were there and knew they were important to her.
She absolutely adored her grandchildren and felt it was her duty and right to spoil them. If any one of them showed up at Granny’s house morning, noon or night, there was always a hot breakfast served up for them. In fact, she continuously tried to feed anyone that crossed her threshold. It was definitely her love language. She even embraced many that were no blood relation to her at all, and she made them feel like they belonged. In fact, she insisted they call her “Granny”, and her door was always open to them.
Granny Edith Cox was an example of kindness, generosity and love. She enjoyed simple pleasures and desired to be understood as a simple but loving wife, mother and, especially, grandmother. She ran her race for almost 96 years, but now she can rest in the arms of her Father.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Joe and Lula McPherson; her husband, Recial Cox in 1983; grandson, Rocky McLean; and great granddaughter, Jessica McLean.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet McLean of Groesbeck and daughter and son-in-law, Janell and Larry Wilson of Groesbeck; step-daughter, Rita Ann Lenamond and her husband Ronnie Lenamond; sister, Margaret Archer; grandchildren: Darrell McLean and wife Carol McLean, Pam McNutt, Richy Wilson and wife Wendi Wilson, Flint McLean and wife Denise McLean; step grandchildren: Stacey Lenamond and Tina Spivey and husband Ronnie Spivey.
Her great grandchildren are: Justin McLean and wife Amanda McLean, Cole McLean and wife, Katie McLean, Amber Wilson, Shane McLean and wife Sindra McLean, Dillon McLean and wife Jamie McLean, Cody Wilson, Cade Wilson and wife Doxie Wilson, Emily Wolfe and husband Matt Wolfe, Kyley McLean, Meagan McLean, Elexi Wilson, and Rockcey McLean. Step great grandchildren are: Bailey Spivey and Brady Spivey.
The great-great grandchildren are: Brayden McLean, Alyssa McDonald, Damian McLean, Legend McLean, Riley McLean, Callie Mae McLean, Daxton Wilson, Clarke McLean, Camryn McLean, and Beckam Wilson.
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