Mrs. Ruth Pack Cox, age 83, formerly of Burlington, recently residing in Newton with her daughter, went to be with the Lord after a number of months of failing health on Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton, N.C.
A native of Alamance County, she was the beloved wife of Russell Earl Cox who is deceased and was the daughter of Walter DeWitt Pack Sr. and Nannie Mae Stadler Pack, both deceased. Also, preceding her in death were two brothers, Walter DeWitt Pack Jr. and Raymond K. Pack.
Survivors are one daughter, Cathy Cox Higgins (David) of Newton, N.C.; and a son, Joseph William Cox (Sandra) of Burlington. The light of her life were her six grandchildren, Joshua Higgins, Matthew Higgins, Benjamin Higgins, Megan Cox, Meredith Cox and Andrea Earl. She also had eight great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include three sisters, Verona Pack Evans, Peggy Pack Brooks, Betty Pack Sharp; and one brother, Grady A. Pack (Patricia), all of Burlington, N.C.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and was retired from Lucent Technologies (AT&T). She enjoyed crocheting, bird watching and volunteering at the ARMC Auxiliary, but the real passion in her life was her family.
A loving mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 24 from 2 until 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley.
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington is in charge of arrangements.www.richandthompson.com