01/14/11 — ELIZABETH "LIZ" C. COOR

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Aug. 28, 1933-Jan. 9, 2011

Elizabeth "Liz" C. Coor, 77, 705 Isler St., Goldsboro, was born to the late Marshall and Hattie Jones Cox Aug. 28, 1933, in Pikeville, N.C. She entered into eternal rest at her home Sunday.

She received her education at Pikeville Training School, PB Cash Institute in Washington, D.C. and Wayne Community College.

She was employed at Cherry Hospital, and retired from O'Berry Center.

She was a member of Goldsboro Free Will Baptist Church, and served on numerous committees throughout her life. She became a member of the Order of Eastern Star #574 in 1979, and was worthy matron for six years.

She was loved by so many, and never a stranger to anyone. Her cheerful smile, open kitchen and loving kindness will be well remembered by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O'Berry Coor; daughters, Pertrina Newsome and Blondie Coley; and siblings, Rosa Wellington, Freddie Cox, Joseph Cox, Martha Spruill, Samuel Cox, Norwood Cox, Hilda Coley, James Cox, Nazareth Cox and Henry Reid and two others who passed at childbirth.

She is survived by two daughters, Minnie D. Coley of Goldsboro, N.C., Estella Coley-Porter of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Algene Coley of Newark, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Gaynelle Coley Daniels (Leonard) of Durham, N.C., Phelecia Henderson of Washington, D.C., Dennis Coley of Goldsboro, N.C., Chandrika McCall of Huntersville, N.C., O'Dettia Newsome of Durham, N.C., and Alaric Coley and Fernando Coley both of Florida; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Reid of Wilson, N.C., Eartha Wooten (Lynn) of Goldsboro, N.C.; two brothers, Ronnie Cox of Newark, N.J., and Marshall Cox of Wilson, N.C.; two sons-in-law, William B. Newsome and Charles McCall; a very special sister-in-law of the home, Sandra B. Cox , 41 nieces; 36 nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

A viewing will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Goldsboro Chapel Church, with family present to receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. A triumphant celebration of life service will take place Saturday at 12 noon also at Goldsboro Chapel Church. After which, Ms. Coor's delicate temple, along with her adored family, will be escorted to Wayne Memorial Park for Interment rites. For it is now that Ms. Elizabeth has received her crown of righteousness, and is sitting somewhere around her master's throne telling her savior how she made it over.

Services of compassion and distinguished class are rendered by E.M. Matthews Funeral Home and Cremations Inc.


Published in Obituaries on January 14, 2011 1:48 PM