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Zelda Best "Teeny" Cox

April 5, 1928 December 19, 2018
Zelda  Best "Teeny" Cox
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Obituary for Zelda Best "Teeny" Cox

Zelda (Teeny) Best Cox, 90, resident of the Mount Olive area, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Wayne UNC Healthcare, Goldsboro.

Teeny was born April 5, 1928 to Larry and Bertie Best.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leigh Cox; an infant son; a son, Charles Leigh Cox, Jr.; and brother, Larry Best, Jr.

She is survived by two children, a son, Stewart Gray Cox and wife, Alice, of Goldsboro, and a daughter, Cindy Jarman and husband, D.J. Jarman of Mount Olive.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Katharine Jarman, Jesse Cox and wife, Jennifer, Laura Jarman, Leigh Ann Sherwood and husband, Justin, and a great-grandson, Sam Cox.

Teeny served as payroll clerk for the Town of Mount Olive for 24 years. She served for 25 years as treasurer of Baker Presbyterian Church. More recently, she was a member of Mount Olive Presbyterian Church.

Teeny was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was happiest caring for her grandchildren or working in her yard.

Her life will be remembered in a graveside service to be held Sunday, December 23, at 2 p.m. in the Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. Presiding will be the Rev. Troy Lesher-Thomas.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, PO Box 158, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or to a charity of one's choice.


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