In loving memory of

Clara Mae Cox
September 9, 1926 - October 7, 2021

Born in Forsyth County on Sept 9, 1926 and passed away peacefully on Oct 7, 2021.

She devoted her life to serving the community. After graduating from Cumming High School as Valedictorian in 1943, she began her career in higher education attending Georgia State College for Women, North Georgia College and the University of Georgia where she obtained her Specialist Degree. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta PI.

While attending college she taught at Friendship Elementary and Sawnee Elementary School for 32 years. During that time she helped educate over 900 students. After retiring as an educator, she became a volunteer at Northside Hospital where she spent 18 ½ years and over 9000 hours helping others.

Preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alice (Roper) Redd, husband C.W. Cox Jr. and son Donald W. Cox.

Survived by her children Danny and Dr. Diane Cox of Melbourne, FL and Dr. Eileen G (Cox) Nix of Cumming, Ga.

Grand children Will Scott Cole & Kelli, Christopher D Cox & Sarah, Brittany L Cox, Cassandra Lingerfelt, Hilary Nix, Samatha Pailloux and Guillaume, and Jacque Cox and thirteen Great Grand Children.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, GA, with Rev. Rickey Byrd, Rev. Ronnie McCormick, Dr. Bob Yarbrough and Rev. Lee Gaddis officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia in charge of arrangements.


Darlene Seidel wrote on Oct 11, 2021:

"Mrs. Cox was one of my favorite teachers. She taught me in 5th grade at Sawnee Elementary and I loved her. She was so kind. I guess that was about 1969. I know that you will miss her terribly. Take heart knowing you will see her again."

anonymous wrote on Oct 10, 2021:

"When my family moved to Cumming in 1975 my world was turned upside down. I felt so alone, my home life was in turmoil and so was my relationships with my fellow students in school. The one person who made 100 percent difference in my life was Mrs Clara Mae Cox. She was a gift of God to me in my life she made me feel accepted and loved. She was indeed an island in a sea of confusion that helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. I have never forgotten her to this day and never will. I will always love her."

Jean, Jan, Marc, and Joyce wrote on Oct 10, 2021:

"In loving memory of a beautiful lady!"

Jean, Jan, Marc, and Joyce wrote on Oct 10, 2021:

"What a wonderful, caring friend and teacher! We will always cherish our memories of Clara Mae! Much love to all the family! The Dyer Family"