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Joretta Hamilton-Cox

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Former resident Joretta Hamilton-Cox, of Monroe, N.C., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2017, after battling serious health issues the past few years. Joretta was a lupus survivor and forever our warrior.

Joretta was born on March 2, 1953, in Yellow Springs, to the late Robert and Eloise Hamilton. Joretta leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Terry Cox; her son Joseph Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio; her daughters Tara (Mahes) Raj and Arianne (Jeffrey) Ortiz, of Monroe, N.C.; and her grandchildren Jadair Stocker, Joseph Hamilton, Ian Raj, Xavier Ortiz, Tiara Salyers, Nyobel Ledgerwood, Ethan Raj and Alberto (Tate) Ortiz. She is also survived by her siblings Melva (Jim) Toll, of Thornville, Ohio; Michael (Mickey) Hamilton, of Yellow Springs; Rita Shealey, of Springfield, Ohio; Vanessa (Donald) Bahr, of Fredericksburg, Va.; and Mark Hamilton and Veronica Hamilton, both of Yellow Springs. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; Jackie and Yvonne Davenport, of Yellow Springs. She was predceded in death by her brother, Larry Hamilton, and sister, Paula Carter.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on her behalf to the LUPUS Foundation at her tribute page,, or go to Support.Lupus.Org and search under Joretta.

A memorial service will be held April 9, noon–4 p.m.,. at the John Bryan Community Center, located at 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 


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