Carolyn Pickron Cox
Born April 7, 1941 in Albany, Georgia Carolyn passed away April 18, 2022 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family ...Carolyn was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church for over 20 years and worked with First State Bank / Regions Bank for over 30 years. She loved the friendships she made with everyone that worked with her as well as her customers. She often joined her friends at their retirement luncheons.
Carolyn married her high school sweetheart Lee Cox and they were married 64 years !...Carolyn loved decorating, working in the yard with Lee and planting beautiful flowers, baking pound cakes , shopping ( of course ), and keeping her home in pristine order ... her family always joked that she could spot a speck of dust from across the room !
She enjoyed the sunshine & the beach! She looked forward to the annual beach trips with her friends .. even in their late 70’s....they all loved the beach! Carolyn loved to host her Sunday Schools class Christmas parties at her home! She loved decorating her home and baking goodies for her parties too!
She loved her “Sisters” in her Sunday School class. The “Praying Sisters”, as her daughter would jokingly call them...Sandra, Sue B, Sue C., Barbara, Betty Jo, Joanne. Even if her family/ friends told her a secret ... and she thought the “secret” warranted a “prayer” ... she had the sisters on Speed Dial to pray! Last year. The Praying Sisters were called to add Si (grand dog) to their prayer list. he had been bitten by a copperhead!
She had a fun & witty personality! Her son in law Greg referred to her as “Ellie Mae” from the tv show the Beverly Hillbillies due to her funny quotes and antics! She often would make her sweet caregivers giggle by saying something funny to them!
Never... ever left her house, even to run errands, that she wasn’t dressed from head to toe... and always ... always with her favorite lipstick ... MoOrange by Mac..A few years ago .... her doctor’s office called & said we need you to go to the hospital ASAP ... your blood is extremely low ...Her response ... Well, I’m about to color my hair, I’ll go when I’m finished. Of course .. they convinced her otherwise! Even her last stay in the hospital, she insisted that she had makeup on each morning. The nurses always complimented her on how cute she looked! For her outfit on the way home from that hospital visit .. At 80 years old she had to wear her leopard print leggings!! And of course. the MoOrange lipstick!
The sweet ambulance (Uber Driver: we told her) the drivers said she had them laughing on the ride home!
She had a special relationship with her sister Liz, they were so close they often knew what the other was thinking. Any extra time was spent with Liz or talking to Liz on the phone and she will now be able to be with her sweet sister again in Heaven!
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Morgan & Eula Pickron, sisters, Elizabeth Tucker, Verna Etheridge, Thelma Griffin and her special niece Scarlett Childers.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Lee Cox, daughter, Tammie Suess, her favorite (sweet) son in law, Greg Suess & her only grand dog (spoiled rotten) Si Suess a great-niece Regan Fowler, her sweet friends of over 50 years, Barbara & Jeff Sheffield, Howard & LaLa Tucker and her “Praying Sisters” & their husbands.
A special thank you to her caregivers, Valerie, and home nurse, Kristan Daniels, also Angela Sauls, Kelly and Elli Gahman as well as the rest of the fabulous staff with Hospice.
Thank you also goes to the sweet friends that sent cards of encouragement daily and to members of Sherwood for sending meaningful prayer cards.
Carolyn would want everyone to “Live their best life”, “Smile” at everyone that you meet each day ... pray for everyone as her “Praying Sisters” would do!
And... Most Importantly...Don’t forget your Lipstick!
Those desiring please make donations to Wilson Hospice House In Albany, GA.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.