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Mary Elizabeth Cera

Posted By obits On June 11, 2022 @ 12:10 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 37 Comments

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Mary Elizabeth Cox Cera, age 45, died Tuesday, February 8, 2022 in Portsmouth, VA. Born in Norfolk, VA on March 6, 1976 to Richard Monroe Cox and Brenda Gayle Ward Rutledge, Beth served her country honorably in the U.S. Army and formerly worked as a lock tender for the Army Corps of Engineers. She loved nature and the outdoors. She had a passion for crafts, especially jewelry making, where she excelled in bead work that she enjoyed sharing with her family and friends.

In addition to her mother, Gayle and husband Pat, and father, Richard and wife Dee, she is survived by her two children, Naomi Cera and Isaiah Cera; a brother, Michael Cox and his son, Gavin Cox; and a host of extended family.

A graveside memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Engelhard, NC at the Cox Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Cera family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. To plant a tree in memory of Mrs. Cera, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

Contact Information:

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Molly Brite on February 10th, 2022 2:28 pm

My sincere sympathy and condolences , so very sad and heartbreaking.

Condolence from Robin McCarraher on February 10th, 2022 2:55 pm

So sorry to hear about her passing. Have good memories to cherish always. Much love and prayers for the family. My heart is with you. Love, Robin, Mark, Tyler, Jake, and Bette

Condolence from Laurie Brickham on February 10th, 2022 3:06 pm

Pat and Gayle,
My heart dropped when I heard this news. Sending my prayers of comfort for you both and your family.

Condolence from Georgine Armstrong on February 10th, 2022 3:49 pm

Holding you close in heart especially during the most difficult journey in your life.

Condolence from Patricia Richards on February 10th, 2022 4:07 pm

You have my deepest sympathy. I can not imagine the pain of losing a child. You and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Kevin B on February 10th, 2022 4:32 pm

Beth … ♥️

Condolence from Whitney Twiford Waddington on February 10th, 2022 5:38 pm

I think of many wonderful times with you and lots of smiles with every memory. They were countless in high school and right after. Rest easy beautiful friend. Xoxo

Condolence from Caroline (Perry) Lee on February 10th, 2022 6:24 pm

I am so very sorry to read this. I have some great childhood memories from Claudia and Kelly Boyd’s house that include Beth.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Joey Simpson on February 10th, 2022 6:38 pm

I’m so Sorry to see this. Mary Beth and I were such great Childhood Friends.

Condolence from Simon & Michelle on February 10th, 2022 7:05 pm

Rest in peace dear Beth ❤,

Condolence from Tommy & Linda Berry on February 10th, 2022 7:19 pm

Richard, Gayle and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We pray for God’s peace and comfort during this time and the days to come. We love you all.

Condolence from Linda Stulick on February 10th, 2022 7:32 pm

Pat and Gayle, I am so sorry to see this. I pray you find strength from the Lord above. Cherish and hold tight to the memories. God give you strength in the difficult days ahead.

Condolence from Teresa Underwood on February 10th, 2022 8:07 pm

My deepest condolences to Beth’s family and close friends She was a sweet girl and this is truly heart breaking.
Teresa Underwood

Condolence from Jim and Anita Midgett on February 10th, 2022 8:53 pm

To Beth’s family, so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Beth and my daughter were best friends in school. She was such a sweet person.Praying for the entire family at this most difficult time. Know she is safe and at peace in Gods hands.

Condolence from Richard C on February 10th, 2022 9:09 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your passing . Your family will be in our prayers. I will always cherish our friendship that we had. You will be missed.

Condolence from Rusty and Diane Edwards on February 10th, 2022 9:20 pm

This is so heart breaking. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Anthony & Janet Russ on February 10th, 2022 9:21 pm

Richard & Michael and entire Cox family. Im so sorry , such a beautiful young woman. May you find comfort in knowing other share the pain, Your family has always been special to ours. No better friends in the world than Mr Joe & Mrs. Nell Cox We love you guys.

Condolence from Vikki Brown Lancaster on February 10th, 2022 11:31 pm

Gayle , I am so sorry to hear about your daughter . You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Please let me know if I can help in any way or you just need a friendly ear. May God hold y’all tightly in His hands.

Condolence from Brian Stallings on February 11th, 2022 6:50 am

So many high school memories. Prayers for her children and family . May you Rest In Peace Beth .

Condolence from Debbie Ward Everette on February 11th, 2022 7:49 am

Gayle I am so sorry for your loss . Praying for your family

Condolence from Erin (Bell) Salmon on February 11th, 2022 8:56 am

My memories of Beth are so full of vibrant life and love. I am deeply saddened by the news of her passing. My heart is with you all who have been left behind. I hope you continue to feel her loving presence surrounding you for a long time.

Condolence from Kim Strickland on February 11th, 2022 9:30 am

Gayle and family. I am going back in time and remembering that little girl next door. The end of Pot of Gold Trail. Good neighbors and best of all good friends. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Bill Watson and Laura Cooper on February 11th, 2022 9:43 am

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your daughter.

Condolence from Eileen Myers on February 11th, 2022 12:33 pm

Gayle, I know there are no words to ease the pain of losing a child, but I want you to know that she was loved by all of us who knew her over the years. Her passing is heartbreaking, but in time I hope with all my heart that your memories will come easily and with smiles rather than tears.

Rest in peace, sweet girl.

Condolence from Jamie Myers on February 11th, 2022 12:52 pm

I am saddened and so sorry to hear. I remember Beth as so beautiful, unique, and such a sweet friend. I have a lot of memories with her from middle school through just after high school and I cherish those. Hoping for peace for all of the family.

Condolence from brenda suggs long on February 11th, 2022 12:54 pm

This is so sad she had to leave so soon God Bless the family and her Children she will be missed

Condolence from Pat Hollingsworth on February 11th, 2022 1:04 pm

Dear Gail, Richard, Isaiah, Naomi, and Pat,
Please know how very sorry I am for your loss. My heart aches for all of you with profound sadness. Beth was such a beautiful little girl with a sweet, gentle nature, shy till she got to know you, but then she would give you that smile. I can hear our girls laughing in the background while we chatted in the kitchen over a cup of coffee.
I can see our yards touching with no fence to impede our little children running to play with one another It was such fun to have good neighbors who enjoyed each other’s company-kids and grownups alike. I remember those days so clearly as well as my grandson, Cort, and your grandson Isaiah playing together as young boys exploring the woods near your home. Hold on to those memories as do I.
It is with much love that I offer my deepest sympathy to you all.
Pat Hollingsworth

Condolence from Kathy Spencer on February 11th, 2022 2:04 pm

Praying for all of my family to find comfort in knowing Beth is restored and with beloved family who have gone before her. So many memories on Middle Creek, I hope you cherish them and hold each other close during this difficult time . Your Aunt Kathy

Condolence from Jay Hollingsworth on February 11th, 2022 4:26 pm

Dear Mrs. Gayle, Mr. Richard, Mike and family,

I have many fond memories of growing up behind you and Beth was always there. Quiet but smiling. I saw her a few times over the years and that childhood bond was still there. Rest In Peace, Mary Beth.

Condolence from Carl and Sue Woody on February 12th, 2022 4:41 pm

Gayle, Pat and family, So very sorry.
Sending prayers for you and the family.
Carl and Sue Woody

Condolence from Kim Midgett on February 12th, 2022 8:52 pm

I am so sorry and heartbroken over the loss of Beth. I will forever cherish our memories together growing up. She was one of my best friends and I never stopped loving and praying for her. I pray for you all to find comfort in this difficult time. I love you all ❤ Kim

Condolence from Dona Whtehead Yunker on February 13th, 2022 9:04 am

Gayle, Pat and family members,
Although I did not know your daughter, I know the loss of a child is a hard thing to bear. May the memories she shared live on in your hearts, and in someway give you some peace and condolences in the days to come. I am praying for you.

Condolence from Kelly Cameron on February 14th, 2022 11:41 am

I am SO sorry to read this. My heart just aches for you all. Lean on the good memories. Prayers abound~♥️

Condolence from Kristi Sawyer-Burke on February 20th, 2022 8:00 pm

I’m still at a loss for words. I’m just terribly sorry for your family and all loved ones. I’ll miss you my dear sweet beautiful friend.

Condolence from Charlotte M. on June 7th, 2022 11:17 pm

I am so sorry and sad to see Mary Beth passed away! I knew her here in Delaware, she was a sweet likeable young lady!

Condolence from Wendy Waller on June 16th, 2022 7:40 am

Dear Richard and family,
There are no words to help but leaning on your friends might. Always here for you. Know she will be remembered in loving ways.

Condolence from Charles and Carolyn Williford on June 16th, 2022 10:47 am

Dear Richard and Family, Thinking of you and praying for comfort. She was a beautiful young lady. Sending prayers!

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