Billie Sue Cox, age 89, of Dunlap, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Billie Sue was born April 20th, 1929 to the late William Bryan Cordell and Madge Cain Cordell. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She retired from Chattanooga School System, with prior employment at Spartan Industries, TNT Plant, and Dupont. Quilting was her passion, as was her love of family. She created not only unique quilting, but threads of love that will bind the four generations that she leaves behind. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Cox; sisters, Joyce Cordell and Sammie Lou Flanagan; brother, Mark Cordell.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Billy) Davenport, and Peggy (Jake) Swanger, both of Dunlap; son, Dr. Clinton (Janice) Cox, Montgomery, AL; five grandchildren, David (Kristi) Davenport, Daniel (Stacey) Davenport, Dedra (Johnny) Rogers, Renea (Timmy) Bradford, and Creed (Charity) Swanger, all of Dunlap; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Regenia Mahoney, Dunlap; brothers, Lebron (Aliene) Cordell and Johnny (Sharon) Cordell, both of Dunlap; sister-in-law, Ina Ruth Quarles, of Chattanooga.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm CST at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Bro. Brian Kearns officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Chapel Hill Building Program, 5606 East Valley Rd, Dunlap, TN 37327 or The Gideons International, c/o The Sequatchie Valley Camp, PO Box 1405, Dunlap, TN 37327-1405. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap. Family will receive friends Friday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST.