BECKY FORD COX passed through to a better life Saturday January 11, 2020 at her home in Vincennes with family.
She was born Dec 8 1923 in Lawrenceville, to the late Lindsay Ford and Alta Hannah Mills Ford. Graduating from Lawrenceville High School in 1943, She met her husband Hershel W Cox in 1945 and married in February 1946. Hershel passed in 1993 and Becky continued to live and enjoy life in Vincennes with her three children Bob Cox, Jeanne Cox and Brian Cox all currently of Vincennes plus her granddaughter Lisa Cox of Los Angeles, and grandson Andrew Cox of Vincennes, and her beloved little Kitty Kat.
Mrs. Cox is the last surviving member of the Ford/Mills family. She has been a member of the First United Methodist Church Vincennes, since 1950 serving in many voluntary capacities, secretary treasurer of the Home Builder’s Class, and for several years as a part time secretary to the church. She worked for Suttles Manufacturing in the early 40’s. She worked for the Vincennes Shopper part time in the 70’s and 80’s. She also had been a member of the YMCA Auxillary in the 1980’s. She was the ‘Best Pie Baker’ in Vincennes in 1980 in a contest by the Sun Commercial.
She is also survived by over a dozen nieces and nephews, children of her 7 brothers and a sister who all preceded her in death including Leo Ford, Ellis Ford, Omer Ford, Juanita Ford Throckmorton Vanguilder, Ray Ford, Ralph Ford, Charles Ford, Marion Ford . Mrs. Cox is a granddaughter of a Civil War Veteran – George Washington Mills of Lawrence County.
Becky will always be remembered for her style. Her children and friends will fondly remember that she wore classy, colorful, stylish clothes. Becky loved to walk from her growing up years in Lawrenceville to current times. Becky walked with til she was 90. As a young girl, Becky loved excelling in school, dancing and swimming and basketball. She deeply loved her family and her faith. She always wanted to be married and have children. She was what made the “Greatest Generation” so great .
There will be only a private family celebration of her wonderful life as she is put to rest in Fairview Cemetery. There will not be a funeral or visitation. However, memorial contribution can be made to the First United Methodist Church Vincennes and the Knox County Humane Society. Her daughter and brothers consider it a privilege to have been the children of Becky and Hershel Cox. Becky was a wonderful, wonderful mother. She is now with her ‘family’ and her Creator.