Dorothy Jean Elliott moved to her mansion in heaven on November 13, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on February 11, 1935 to Thomas Alvin Cox and Flossie Gracie Ann (Shores) Cox. Dorothy was the fifth of nine children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leslie Elliott, daughter, Carolyn Jean Baldridge-Powell (Stroud), great grandson, Dustin Baldridge, brothers, Tom Jr and Leon Cox, sisters, Francis Cox and Johnny Sue Cox, sister in law, Brenda Cox and brother in law, Buddy Maxwell.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Martha Louise Coleman (Stroud) and husband Donnie of Springdale, AR., granddaughters, Leisa J. Coleman and partner Ro Kelley of Yucaipa, CA, Alicia Murrison (Coleman) and husband Gary of Huntsville, AR., Deana Whilhite (Coleman) and husband Shannon of Fayetteville, AR. grandsons, Troy W. Blomdal and wife Simone of Myrtle Beach, SC., Jamie Coleman and wife Amanda of Wesley, AR., and John Coleman and wife Amber of OK., Doug Baldridge and wife Debbie of Jackson, TN., Greg Baldridge and wife Candy of Prue, OK., and Danny Powell of OH., 20 great grandchildren, 4 great, great grandchildren and a sister, Maudell Collins of Springdale, three brothers, Don Lee Cox and wife Linda of Livingston, NM, JC Cox of Fayetteville and Bobby Don Cox and wife Shirley of Beebe, AR and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She helped raise her grandchildren when I joined the Navy. She was a two time cancer survivor. Whatever came along, she faced it with determination and strength from the Lord. Before retiring, she worked as a manager in food service. Mom was a strong Christian woman who deeply loved her family and the Lord. She loved cooking, collecting recipes, music, Bingo, crocheting and helping others. Mom will be extremely missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.