Leona Martin Terry, a lifelong resident of Matador, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 27, 2021. She was 94 years old.
Leona was born October 26, 1927, in Motley County, Texas to Curtis Martin and Ethel Martin. After graduating from high school in Matador and attending Texas Technological College Lubbock, she married L.M. Cox on June 7th, 1947. The couple made a home in Matador. Leona was a member of Matador United Methodist Church. Leona had a passion for cooking and golf. A devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she made her family her true life’s work. She was a fantastic cook, a loving Christ-follower, an Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers fan, and a true matriarch in every sense of the word.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband, long-time rancher/farmer L.M. Cox; her son Donald Quinten Cox; her husband Ellis Terry; and her brother Curtis Ewell Martin. She is survived by her sister Joy Archer and Joy’s husband Leo of Matador; son Ronnie Cox and wife Shelley of Matador; daughter-in-law Dee Cox Gregory of Georgetown; and four grandchildren: Ron Cox and wife Lauren of Lubbock; Shawn Reding and husband Greg of Sanger; Cory Miller and husband Justin of Canyon; Cary Edwards and husband Wes of Canyon. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, whom she adored.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 10 AM on December 31,2021 at East Mound Cemetery in Matador. Friends who would prefer a memorial other than flowers are encouraged to make a donation to the Motley County Senior Citizens Center or East Mound Cemetery Association.
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