Penelope J. Cox

Born January 6, 1942 in Henderson, Kentucky
Departed October 22, 2023 in Gainesville, Georgia

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Penelope Cox, beloved former resident of Melbourne, Florida. Penny was born on January 6, 1942, and peacefully left this world on Sunday, October 22, 2023, in Gainesville, Georgia.
Penny was a retired Brevard County elementary school teacher and a cherished member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, known for her compassion, kindness, and unwavering optimism. She touched the lives of countless individuals as their second grade Sunday school teacher and made a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to know her.
Family was of utmost importance to Penny, and she cherished the time spent with loved ones. As a devoted parent, grandparent, and friend, she had an unwavering commitment to nurturing these relationships. She is survived by her son Derrick Cox and her daughter Sabrina Hancock and 6 grandchildren. Penny’s absence will undoubtedly leave a void that can never be filled, but her memory will forever live on in our hearts.
Penny loved bringing people together and spreading joy wherever she went. Her infectious smile and warm personality lit up any room. Penny leaves behind a legacy of love, generosity, and compassion. She will be remembered as a beacon of light in her community – a selfless individual who made the world a better place. While her physical presence may no longer be with us, her spirit will continue to inspire and guide us in our own journeys.
A graveside service will be held on Friday November 3rd at 10:30 am at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. The family asks that donations in her name be sent to The Highland Avenue Fellowship Church.

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Kristie Dunbar Meade from Melbourne wrote on November 23, 2023:
I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a staple at St. Paul's and always had a smile on her face that stretched from ear to ear. Beautiful soul and always welcoming. And was a favorite of mine! Sending thoughts and prayers to all.
Shirley Dunbar from Melbourne wrote on October 26, 2023:
She will be greatly missed and Avery good person
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