Betty J. Cox

September 25, 2012


Betty J. Cox, 82, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 25, 2012, in Gates County, NC. Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late George and Gatewood Bryan.

Betty was a volunteer at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. She was a beloved former member of Park Place Baptist Church having attended there for more than 50 years. Betty was currently a member of Azalea Baptist Church. She was a truly caring and loving person, always putting others before herself.

Betty leaves behind her children, Richard Cox, Vicky Jones and her husband Darwin, Russell Cox and his wife Mary, and David Cox and his wife Lori; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Andrew, Randall, Jessica, Ryan, and Taylor; four great-grandchildren, Reese, Cecilia, Baileigh, and Raegan; and her sister, Elva Lee Bassham. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James D. Cox.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Azalea Baptist Church, 3314 E. Little Creek Rd in Norfolk with Rev. Brian Barnes officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Azalea Baptist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Albemarle Hospice Healthcare Professionals.

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Maxine Murff
7 years ago

Dear Family: you are in my thoughts and prayers. She was such a dear lady; always saying nice things about folks; nothing negative. She was my friend. Blessings to all of you. With my love, Maxine

Johnna Sachse
7 years ago

Dear Vicky, Darwin, and family, My thoughts and prayers to you all. May fond memories give you strength at this time of sorrow and keep her present in your hearts forever.

Shirley S. Harris
7 years ago

I will miss Betty, my cousin. We have shared our lives thru our letters. I will miss hearing from her, but am glad that she is with God.

Sarah Slinger
7 years ago

On the loss of your beloved Betty I pray that you find comfort in knowing she is with the Lord. To know Betty was to love Betty, our world is smaller now without her in it. With sincere condolences, Sarah Slinger

Dan and Janice Haney
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.

CM & Barbara Murff
7 years ago

Richard and family – our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. We have fond memories of your mother and father at Park Place Baptist Church. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless You. Charles and Barbara Murff

Scott Fisher
7 years ago

You have my deepest condolences for your loss. My wife and I are and will continue to pray for you and your family to be given comfort and strength.