Gladys Josephine Cox Baxter

November 28, 2019
Gladys Josephine Cox Baxter

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Gladys Josephine Cox Baxter died peacefully November 28th at Walter Reed Nursing Home. Formally of New Bern, North Carolina, she had made her home in Williamsburg, Virginia for the last 60 years. She was born December 20, 1920 in Jasper, North Carolina to John and Sadie Cox. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Nannie Mae Cox, Sarah McDaniel, Patricia McDaniel, and Ann Cox. She is also preceded in death by brothers, John Cox and Frank McDaniel. A son, Theodore Baxter also preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Russell of Surrey Virginia, son Greg, (wife Liz) of Fayetteville, Ga, grandsons Alexander and Carson, and great grandchildren Riley and Lily Baxter. She is also survived by sisters Mary Ellen Cox, Patricia McDaniel and Brother, Milton McDaniel. She was employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for over 40 years. She was also a greeter for Concerts held at the Capitol, and hosted tours for Colonial Williamsburg many years after retirement. She also owned a small company that supplied 18th century clothing for Colonial Williamsburg employees. A 56-year member of Williamsburg Presbyterian church, she devoted her life to the lord and her children. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A donation in Gladys’s memory may be made to the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23185

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  • December 07, 2019
    Greg Baxter says:
    My mom was a marvelous person indeed. She raised 3 kids by herself here in Williamsburg, Va, a feat in itself. No matter where my job took me in the world, mom always insisted on being in contact with me. She managed the "Info" (Information Center) for many years, and gladly helped the thousands of tourists who came to CW to visit. Toward her later years her health got the best of her, but a strong person till the end. I'll miss my mom too much for words, as I'm already finding it a very rough road. Please pray for her and our family, as mom was a steadfast believer in the lord, his presence, his unique understandings, his love, and his graciousness.

  • December 16, 2019
    Allen F. Nosaka says:
    I met Miss Baxter(as we called her) when I started working at the Dollar Tree on Merrimac Trail. I enjoyed meeting her and helping her. She always had a funny story or observation. I didn't know her background but I could tell she was sophisticated and smart. She always made me laugh. I would help her with her bags and load them in her car as she pulled up in front of the store. A courtesy that we only gave Miss Baxter. Her visits to the store become few and far between and I always wondered about her. I work elsewhere now but I always think about that special little lady Miss Baxter.