Martha Elaine Cox
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 29, 1946
  • Date of passing: Oct 2, 2013
Let the memory of Martha be with us forever

Martha Elaine Cox, 67, passed away Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer that lasted 15 years.

As an ICU Registered Nurse at Duke Medical Center for 36 years,  Martha devoted her life to caring for others. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Holzer School of Nursing in Gallopolis, Ohio., her BSN from NC Central University, and her Masters of Science from Duke University. She counciled many other cancer patients during her battle and gave them the courage to face their own illness. She was an inspiration to others as she continued to work for over 13 years while receiving more than 150 chemotherapy treatments, radiation and multiple surgeries. Even during her constant battle with cancer she always put others first.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 6, 2013. 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Dr. Mitch Simpson. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Joseph B. Cox Sr, her daughter Abby Cox Ray, and her son Joseph B. Cox Jr., her sister, Lindsey Johnson (Bill), her brother, Frank Hutchinson (Shirley), her grandchildren, Madeline Leann Cox and Jaxson Lee Ray. She was predeceased by her parent Linzie and Mildred Hutchinson, sisters, Thelma Cooper, Agnes Omohundro and Freda Conley, brothers Billy Hutchinson and Dana Hutchinson.

Visitation will be held at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30  and at other times at the home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Hock Family Pavillion, 4023 N. Roxboro Rd, Durham NC 27704.  

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Cox family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by sara poovey on 24th October 2013

"Joe and family, we send our deepest sympathy to all of you.  Martha must have been a very special person who unfortunately I never had the privilege of knowing.  What a legacy to have devoted her life to caring for others while she was fighting her own battles. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers, Joe.  Love, Bill & Buddie (Cox) Poovey"

This tribute was added by Saddie Gillespie on 4th October 2013

"Joe and family,
May it comfort you to know Martha has passed into a place of eternal peace and beauty.  Martha was such a loving and giving person; never meeting a stranger and always embracing those around her, regardless of who they were. I loved her and considered her one of my closest friends.  Her loving spirit will be with us always."

This tribute was added by Sherri Ford (McFarland) on 4th October 2013

"Joe, Joey & Abby
My deepest sympathies for your loss. As I read the paper and saw Martha's name in the list of ones that has gone home to be with the Lord. I suddenly heard her laughter and saw her smiling face. As I remember it long ago. God bless and comfort you .
Sherri Ford (McFarland)  C.C. Woods Const. Co."

This tribute was added by Julie Schaffer on 4th October 2013

"Nursing has truly lost one of its angels. Martha patiently taught me how to be a nurse and helped me through some dark times. She will be missed by all."

This tribute was added by Santa Richmond-lee on 4th October 2013

"To the Cox  family              

May it comfort you to know that Martha   is now at peace. In ways big and small Martha  life changed our world and left it a better place and touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten. May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness?
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
May it be a source of inner strength to"

This tribute was added by Sandra Dixon on 4th October 2013

""Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted."
I pray that you have wonderful memories of Martha to warm your hearts, and the love and support of family and friends to give you comfort.  With my deepest sympathy -
Sandra Dixon from Skanska"


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