In Memory: March 21-23

Dorothy Louise Law Cox, 96, Vero Beach

Dorothy Louise Law Cox, born Dec. 13, 1923, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

She was a native of Vero Beach, daughter to CB Law and Trixie Hill Law, a pioneer family of Florida.  She lived at Indian River Estates since 2001 and was so wonderfully cared for by the Willowbrook Court staff in her final years.

Louise met her late husband, Frank “Fuzzy” Lacy Cox, Jr., in 1943, while he was stationed at the Vero Beach Naval Base.  They quickly fell in love and married Jan. 22, 1944, starting a family soon after.

Louise, a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, served the Lord by teaching Sunday School and caring for the children in the church nursery.

She was also a member of the Vero Beach Junior Woman’s Club and the Vero Beach Chapter #135 Order of Eastern Star.

Louise is survived by her four children, Sandra Poteat (Jerry), of Vero Beach, Donna Plott (Michael) of Blairsville, Ga., Frank Lacy Cox III (Rene), of Vero Beach, Connie King (Charles), of Ponte Vedra Beach; her nine grandchildren, Jeri Lynn Poteat Kranze (Rich), Russell Poteat (Julie), Dale Stanley (Laura), Dean Stanley (Sharon), Lacy Cox, Christopher King, Chelsea King Wilson (Alex), Cameron Cox (Ashley), Tyler Cox (Sommer); 10 great-grandchildren, Kate Elliott (Scott), Justin Poteat (Rachel), Adrianne King (Travis), Colton (Yazi) Stanley, Kyndal Stanley, Nathan Stanley, Abbie Oglesby, Morgan Cox, Rilyn Cox, Taylor Cox; and two great-great-grandchildren, Audrey Elliott and Will Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lacy Cox, Jr.; her sister, Bonnie Law Votzi; and her brother, Wilmar “Johnny” Law.

A private family graveside service was led by Pastor Joe LaGuardia of First Baptist Church at Crestlawn Cemetery.

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