Raymonde Dansereau Cox, age 80, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Raymonde was born on November 06, 1940 in Vercheres, Canada to the late Pierre and Irene Dansereau. She married John Cox in 1971, who preceded her death in 1998.
Raymonde came to the United States in her teenage years and graduated high school in North Arlington, NJ before meeting her late husband who served in the US Army. While stationed in Florida they had a daughter, Stephanie. Raymonde and Stephanie joined John while he was stationed in Germany, and they settled in Johnson City, TN after John retired from the Army. While in Tennessee, Raymonde earned her BA and Master’s degrees in Liberal Studies while working in the Biochemistry Department as an
Administrative Assistant for the East Tennessee State University.
Her life was an example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Raymonde attended the Vernon United Methodist Church and was a kind and compassionate woman. Well-loved by her family.
Raymonde relocated in 2006 to Williamston, NC, to spend more time with her brother, sisters, and extended family. She loved taking walks with her dogs, Lucky and Rusty, and spending lots of time with her sisters and brother maintaining their properties, laughing, sharing stories and making memories.
She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Cox of Johnson City, TN; granddaughters Kinley Headrick and Morgan Headrick; siblings Fernande Silverthorne, Francoise Liuzza, Gisele Dansereau and Pierre Dansereau.
In addition to her parents, Raymonde was preceded in death by her spouse, John Cox, and sisters, Pierrette Picard, Lillian Moog, MarieJean LaRose, Madeline Flynn, Monique Remeika, and Lise Dollbaum.
A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled in the future.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com.
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service & Washington Funeral and Cremation are serving the Cox family.
- Hélène Picard, famille ,Canada
Nov 22, 2020
Once, we had a flat tire on the interstate, the two of us attempted to change the tire when an older couple pulled over to help us out. We were capable of changing the tire, but when the man came to help us, his wife became upset. Apparently, he'd had a heart attack a few years prior, so it may have been about that. The couple stood by their van, out of earshot speaking/arguing, we didn't know. Their daughter insisted on helping us change the tire, even though we were doing just fine on our own. The girl, who may have been a teen, or young adult, was having much difficulty getting the lugnut off, I wanted to take over, but she yelled at the top of her lungs, I CAN DO IT!!! We immediately let her take over, not knowing if this lunatic was going to hit us over the head with the crowbar. The old couple was still talking, unconcerned. When the girl got nowhere with the lugnut, sweating bullets, I praised her work, and asked if I could take over. She let me, and we quickly, Raymonde and I, finished changing the tire. We left after that, rode several miles down the road in silence before either of us was able to speak about what the hell just happened.
We could laugh about it years later. Sort of. It was a crazy experience you would never have imagined, not with an older couple and their daughter, who clearly there was something wrong with.
I sure will miss Raymonde. Loved her like a sister, and a dear friend. Someone I could confide in, who confided in me. I am grateful, at least, she died the way she always hoped she would, in her sleep, without pain.