10/29/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Rosemary Coates Cox
Rosemary Christian Coates Cox
Newport News High School Class of 1947
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news today. Rosemary Coates Cox ('47), older sister of Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) of VA and of Linda Coates Jones ('63) of VA, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2007 in Gloucester County at the age of 77.
From the Daily Press - 10/29/07:
Rosemary Christian Coates Cox
GLOUCESTER - Rosemary Christian
Coates Cox died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Gloucester County, Va.
Born in 1930, Rosemary graduated from Newport News High School in 1947, attended Buxton Hospital Nursing School, College of Hampton Roads, and Christopher Newport University.
Rosemary married Willis Cox in 1950 and worked beside him in the Newport News family fuel and hardware business and later served as her husband's assistant postmaster at James Store.
Rosemary was noted locally as an
artist painting flowers and landscapes. She excelled in sewing and knitted
numerous sweaters for worldwide orphans. She was a past member of Orcutt
Church, Liberty Church, and current member of Newington Baptist Church. She
taught all ages in Sunday School, served as G.A. Director and was a graduate
of Bible Study Fellowship.
|Rosemary Coates Cox|
Preceded in death by her parents,
Robert and Elizabeth Coates, and an infant brother, she is survived by her
husband of 57 years, Willis Cox; daughters, Beulah Cox of New York City,
Perri Fenstermacher of Gloucester; son-in-law, Scott Fenstermacher;
grandsons, Phillip and Douglas Fenstermacher; sisters, Johanne Richardson
(Larry) of York County, and Linda Jones (Latham) of Scottsville.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Andrews Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Newington Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Michael Gray.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Newington Baptist Church, 6169 Main St., Gloucester, VA 23061.
Andrews Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in the Daily Press on 10/29/2007.
Please accept our deepest sympathies. She was a beautiful woman and she shared this gift in her love for the arts. What made you the perfect couple was that she was your Lady and you were her Knight in shining armor. May you remember the memories, Sir James.
Kenny & Beth Richardson
(Gloucester) - October 29, 2007
So sorry to hear of the passing
of Rosemary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John & Cheryl Mays Howard
John & Cheryl
Howard (Yorktown, VA)
- October 29, 2007
|Willis Cox, We are so sorry to hear about Rosemary. She was a very sweet and kind lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jenny and Mark Arnder.|
Mark Arnder (Hayes, VA)
- October 30, 2007
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Rosemary's family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words by John Newton, 1779
Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
"Amazing Grace" mid courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/3819/media.htm - 03/15/05
"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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