Cox, Marendia Matherly

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Marendia ‘Mary’ Matherly Cox, 95, more affectionately known as Granny Cox by her family, of Christiansburg, VA, passed away in the early morning hours of December 12, 2022. She was born to the late Charlie Monroe Matherly & Ola Mae Goad.

Besides her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Cox Jr.; children, Barbara Sutphin, Van Douglas, and Jerry Cox; her twin brother, Victor and other brothers, Woodrow, Clinton, J.D., and Denver Matherly; as well as former sons-in-law, Ronnie Graham, and R.G. Bostic Sr..

She is survived by her children, Rosemary Graham and Debra ‘Debbie’ Kinsley (Gary); her sister, Irene Cox; sister in-law, Jeanette Akers; son-in-law, Barry Sutphin; daughter-in-law, Alice Cox; grandchildren, Gary Graham (Beth), Vickie Reedy (David), Karen Blevins (Clay), Christopher Cox (Dawn) Stephanie Morris (Brad); and great-grandchildren, Garrett and Gibson Graham, Levi Reedy, Aiden and Ella Cox.

Mary was very much a homebody and quiet observer. She obsessed about the time and the weather. She enjoyed watching Hallmark movies and her visiting pup companions, Penny, Cooper, Taz and Millie. She had the sweetest little giggle when Penny would sit in her chair with her. She loved hard candies & ice cream. She loved to watch birds, squirrels & rabbits in the backyard. She was lovingly cared for by her daughter-in-law Alice Cox for seven years.

The family would also like to express heartfelt thanks to the ‘angels’ of Hospice who provided care and treated Mary with concern, dignity and respect. We are forever grateful.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 10-11am at Horne Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11am the Horne Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, in Mary’s memory, please spend time with your elderly loved ones over the holidays.