Willie Lee Cox, age 94, of Nevada, MO, formerly of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away November 12, 2012, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada. She was born July 1, 1918, the daughter of Bro. W.F. “Dude” and Ellen Pace.
On February 8, 1943, Willie Lee married Chester Thomas Cox. To this union five children were born: Russ, Marcie, Frank, Elven “Abe”, and Nelda Elaine.
Willie Lee was saved when she was 13 years old, in the back of a Model A Ford, going home from a revival meeting held at Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member at Pleasant Ridge “Pacetown” Missionary Baptist Church.
When her health began to fail, she moved to Nevada, MO, in 2008 to be near Abe and Marcie.
Preceding her in death were her husband Chester and one son, Frank.
Survivors include two daughters: Marcile Hurschman of Nevada, MO, and Nelda Elaine Shaw and husband Myrle of El Dorado Springs, MO; two sons: Elven “Abe” Cox and wife June of Nevada, MO, and Russell Cox of El Dorado Springs, MO; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 6-7 p.m. The family will have a private graveside service for Willie Lee Cox at Virgil City Cemetery on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.