Nelda B. Two, 91, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, in the loving care of Tidewell Hospice and The Sterling House of Punta Gorda, Florida. Nelda Beatrice Cox was born in a house by a creek in Nolanville, Texas March 12, 1922, to John Mackey and Virginia Belle (Shelton) Cox. She was the youngest child of eight. Nelda B was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Melvin, Texas. During World War II, she met and married Roy Leonard, a soldier from Mich. and they moved there after the war.
Nelda B is survived by her daughters: Virginia (William) Carney of Aldie, Va., Nelda (Al) Iacono of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Rebecca (Gary) Leonard-Tardiff of Marinette, Wis. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and six great-grandchildren along with many family members and friends who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband William Two and all of her brothers and sisters.
She enjoyed selling real estate and was proud of her time representing World Book and Time-Life Books. While caring for Bill Two through a long battle with cancer she earned an Associate's Degree in "Caring for the Dying" studying under well known Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
Nelda B never met a stranger. She will be remembered for her big Texas smile and lively attitude. She was an accomplished seamstress like her mother and sister Eunice. She enjoyed a creative challenge whether it was in sewing, gardening, working with beads or solving word puzzles. She loved to read mysteries. She enjoyed her Dallas Cowboys and in the past few years became a NY Yankee fan.
Interment will be held June 2014 at the time of the Cox family reunion in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nolanville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aldie United Methodist Church, PO Box 343, Aldie, VA 20105 or to the historic Pleasant Hill Cemetery, PO Box 47, Nolanville, Texas 76559.