Matilda (Furlough) Cox

March 3, 1937 ~ May 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Matilda Cox Obituary

Matilda F. Cox
March 3, 1937 – May 18, 2023

Matilda Furlough Cox, 86, of Columbia, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Greenville.

Born in Tyrrell County on March 3, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and Cora Spear Furlough.  She was married to William A. “Billy” Cox, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Albemarle Church of Christ, where she served as the church pianist and church treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the former Columbia Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 281. Prior to retiring from the Tyrrell County Department of Social Services, she worked for the local school system as well as Tyrrell Oil Company. 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, at Albemarle Church of Christ. Pastor Keith Hamm and Pastor Prudencio Casas will officiate.  A burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church.

She is survived by her two sons, William Arthur “Art” Cox, Jr. and wife, Terri of Longs, SC and Larry E. Cox of Raleigh; a daughter, Cathy Cox Moore, and husband, Bill of Winterville; three grandchildren, Paul M. Cox, and wife Fredia, Brian A. Cox, and wife Juliana, and Caitlin M.Parker and husband Alex; and four great-grandchildren, Vincent Cox, Ava Cooper, Ryan Cox and Charlotte Parker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Joseph Franklin Furlough, Jr., and Melvin Furlough, and a sister, Augusta Furlough Higgins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Albemarle Church of Christ, 2531 Albemarle Church Rd, Columbia, NC 27925, or the American Cancer Society 930 Wellness Dr, Greenville, NC 27834.

Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.

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May 22, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Albemarle Church of Christ
2531 Albemarle Church Road
Columbia, NC 27925

Funeral Service
May 22, 2023

2:00 PM
Albemarle Church of Christ
2531 Albemarle Church Road
Columbia, NC 27925


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