Mildred Cox

Mildred Cox

Mildred Spencer Cox, 100, of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 1, 2013.  Mrs. Cox, born in Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Samuel Davis Spencer and Sallie Gibbs Spencer and the widow of Thomas Benjamin Cox, Sr.   She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Engelhard

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Swayne of Hertford, NC and Dorcas Waller of Elizabeth City, NC; three son, Jerry Cox of Jacksonville, FL, Tom Cox and Roger Cox both of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Agnes Etheridge of Engelhard, NC; eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Isabelle and Mattie; and a brother, Earl.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the West Lawn Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Cox family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. June Banks Melvin on July 1st, 2013 6:10 pm

    Lifting the entire family in prayer. Mildred was a very kind hearted person to all…I am sure God will help heal your hearts during the grieving period.

  2. Tracy Lane on July 1st, 2013 11:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a blessing.

  3. Lou Godfrey on July 2nd, 2013 12:01 am

    Your mother was a sweet lady. I enjoyed seeing her at Carolina Living and Carolina House when I would visit there. She always had a smile on her face. She was a special person.

  4. Anna Cahoon Boyce on July 2nd, 2013 4:14 pm

    Dorcas, Thomas & family
    When I read of Ms Mildred passing, so
    many thoughts went thru my mind of years
    ago. She was a good Mother, friend, Iloved her. May God be with you all as
    you pass thru this phase of your life.
    May God Bless you all. Always Anna

  5. John and Judi Muir on July 2nd, 2013 4:16 pm

    Ms. Mildred was in the adjoining room with my mother, Louise Raper, when mom moved to Carolina House. We enjoyed meeting her and having many conversations with her when we visited. Your family will be in our prayers.

  6. Ann Riggs Sawyer on July 2nd, 2013 5:22 pm

    I have fond memories of Mrs. Cox when I was a little girl on Hunter St. She was always so nice. My sympathy to the family

  7. Faye Howell on July 4th, 2013 12:45 am

    To the Family of Mildred Cox:
    I do extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. I met Mildred at Carolina Living when I asked by Jim Bridges to go on Friday nights and sing with anyone who wanted to go to the living room and sing. Your Mother had a nice voice and loved to sing. After the move to Carolina House, I continued going there on Friday nights. God Bless. We will miss her.

  8. Delores Seymour on July 4th, 2013 11:13 am

    I got to know Mildred at Carolina House. She was a real delight and I especially enjoyed her sense of humor. I loved singing with her and talking to her. She always had a nice smile for me when I walked into the dining room. I already miss her but I kno she is resting with the Savior and that brings me comfort. Delores

  9. R. S. Spencer, Jr. on July 4th, 2013 11:41 pm

    Please accept our expression of love and sympathy from the Hyde County Spencer family. As far as I know, Cousin Mildred was the first descendant of great-great-grandfather Peleage Spencer (1764-1810) to live to be 100 years of age. What an accomplishment!
    R. S. Donna Jane and the rest of us

  10. Naomi Hall on July 11th, 2013 10:49 am

    Brenda & family,Iam so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special person,& I thought a lot of her.My prayers are with you & the family.

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