July 23, 1929 - November 3, 2018
Hattie Mae Lee-Cox was born on July 23, 1929 in Sermon, Florida to the late Eddie Mack Lee and Carrie Bell Sales-Gibson. She obtained her education in the Dade County Public School in Miami, Florida. She met the late Willie Lee Cox, Sr. of Cedarville, New Jersey in 1944 and they were soon married on August 22, 1946. In 1949 they moved their young family to Pompano Beach, Florida where over the course of years, nine children were born to this union. Hattie Mae was an accomplished seamstress and made many of the gowns for homecomings and proms for the young ladies at Blanche Ely High School. In addition, she served as the Community Baby Sitter for many of the young children on 16th Avenue in Pompano Beach, while their Mothers were working as Maids or on the Farms. Later, Hattie Mae became a Certified Nurse’s Aide. She worked at Pompano Beach Nursing Home followed by Manor Pines Convalescent Center in Wilton Manors, Florida where she retired in 1994. Hattie Mae was active in her children’s education and served as PTA President at the Pompano Project Elementary School, chaperoned Proms at Ely High School, and was a member of PTA at Coconut Creek High School. She was also actively involved in the community of Collier City and the City of Pompano Beach where she was awarded numerous Plaques for her service. Besides her children, Hattie Mae’s proudest achievement was when she obeyed the Gospel and put Christ on in Baptism in 1949. She became a member of the Church of Christ and worshiped at the 16th Avenue congregation and continued as a faithful member when the congregation moved in 1968 to its current location on 15th Street in Pompano Beach. Hattie Mae was commit- ted to her service of the Lord and worked as a Sunday School Teacher, Member of the Singing Group, and numerous Committees at the Church for over 69 years. She was a devout Christian and brought her children up in the Lord’s Church. Those who knew her in the community called her “Granny Mae” and were always welcome at her home where they could rest and get a home cooked meal. Gran- ny Mae was an avid Fisherwoman and would fish every day if she could. She loved the peace of being on the fish creek and caught fishes when nobody else was getting a nibble. It did not matter if it was fresh water or saltwater, she was ready to fish. Granny Mae had a “green thumb” and could grow anything from fruits and vegetables to plants. She loved tending to her garden. If you brought her a sick plant; in a couple of weeks, it was healthy, and she made sure you knew how to take care of it before she gave it back to you. Granny Mae was a confidant to many and always had a listening ear. She was the one who all the Grandchil- dren told their secrets to and she kept their secrets. She traveled all over the United States and internationally to places such as Paris, France, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. In all her travels, she always wanted to come back home to Pompano Beach, Florida. She leaves to mourn her nine children: Lillian Ann Cox of Valdosta, GA; Addie Mae Marina (Henry) of Val- dosta, GA; Willie Lee Cox, Jr.; Sallie Mae Cox-Gomez (Luis) of Winter Haven, FL; David Bryson Cox, Sr. (Elizabeth) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Rose Marie Dangleben (Leo) of Lauderhill, FL; Dennis Kevin Cox, Sr. of Pompa- no Beach, FL; Carrie Jean Cole (Dov) of Hamden, CT and Zakkiyyah Osuigwe “Sylvia Elaine Cox”(Willie Montrose) of Pensacola, FL. Grandchildren: Lonex, David, Kenneth, Krystal; Carol, Michael; Tiki, Pamela, Miranda; Tayreff, Sher- a’Nicqua, David; Atiya, Christal, Paris; Dennis, Jr.; Abigail, Kevin; Makeda, Melik, and Shakur. Thirty-one Great-Grandchildren: Six Great-Great Grandchildren: One sister, Daisy Pearl Allen of Pompano Beach, FL; One brother, William Henry Lee that preceded her in death and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Hattie Mae Lee-Cox was born on July 23, 1929 in Sermon, Florida to the late Eddie Mack Lee and Carrie Bell Sales-Gibson. She obtained her education in the Dade County Public School in Miami, Florida. She met the late Willie Lee Cox, Sr. of Cedarville,... View Obituary & Service Information
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