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Graveside Service

Buffalo Cemetery
Sunday March 29th, 2020

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Nellie Cox

Nellie Lett Cox, 89 of Sanford peacefully passed away Friday morning, March 27th, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday at Buffalo Cemetery.


Mrs. Cox was born in Lee Co, a daughter of the late Landon Gray Lett and Elsie Sloan Lett. When Nellie was nine months old, her mother passed away and she was raised by her grandparents, Ed and Ida Lett. In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Sims Cox; sisters, Eunice Dotterer and Otis Wallace.


Nellie graduated from Broadway High School in 1949 and was her class Valedictorian. She later earned her Business Degree from Campbell College and worked for many years at CCCC in the Financial Aid Dept and as Secretary to the President. After CCCC, she operated Nellie’s Outlet for many years.


Mrs. Cox is survived by her son, Gregory Sims Cox and wife, My-Linh of Sanford; a grandson, Preston Van Cox; many nieces and nephews.


Memorial contributions can be made to Moore Union Christian Church, 4294 Buckhorn Rd, Sanford, NC 27330; or to Buffalo Presbyterian Church 1333 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to Fox Hollow Senior Living and FirstHealth Hospice.

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A candle was lit in memory of Nellie Cox

Sonya Cole Sandell Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Greg so sorry for your loss of your mom. Praying for you and the family

linda & Buzz Wilson Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nellie Cox

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Greg, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet person.

Mollie Dowdy Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Praying For You And Your Family.
Phil Register.

Phil Register Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nellie Cox

kay mitchell Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Nellie Cox was such a wonderful woman! I remember seeing her and her husband at Terri's Seafood in Carbonton on Saturday nights years ago.Terri'swas my Daddy's favorite seafood restaurant when it was open. Also, Me and my Mom loved shopping at her outlet. Great memories of this lady. My prayersare withher family during this difficult time.

Deborah Yarborough Mar 30 2020 12:00 AM

Praise be to your Mom she was a wonderful person every time I saw,and spoke to her. Your Mom is singing with the Angela now. Love you in a Mae and Terry Spivey

Terry Spivey Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

Greg, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Nellie was a dear sweet lady and she will be missed by so many.

Karen Swing Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My mom and I enjoyed shopping and visiting her at her outlet. She was such a sweet and kind lady. I know you will miss her deeply.

Sharon Honeycutt Munden Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

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