Paula Vannoy Cox, 64, of Collinsville, Texas was called home to the Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
Paula was born on September 11, 1956 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Billy Lee and Bobbie (Vaughn) Vannoy. She worked for TI and retired from there after 27 years of service. She then went to work for Collinsville ISD and worked there for 10 years. Paula loved to cook and she loved playing games, especially card games, she loved to win. A Christian woman, she loved helping people in anyway that she could, she loved babysitting kids and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Toni Shipley and husband, Jeff of Collinsville; grandchildren, Emma Cox and Cole Shipley; sister, Patricia Williams and husband, Royce of Whitesboro; sister, Kathy McKnight and Husband, Bob of Tioga; sister, LaJuana Autry and husband, John of Gunter; grandmother, Edith Vaughn of Hurst; and uncle, Joe Vaughn of Collinsville; uncle, Wallace Vannoy and wife, Casey of Collinsville; very special twins, Madison and Macy Ashton, as well as other loving friends and family.
Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Bobbie Vannoy and son, Brandon Cox.
Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews and niece, David Williams, Michael Williams, Jeff McKnight, Jess McKnight, Jake McKnight, Aaron Autry, and Adrienne Fugett.
Graveside services honoring Paula will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Collinsville Cemetery in Collinsville, TX., officiated by Bro. Bob McKnight and Bro. Rick Carney. Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
Paula was a sweet, generous lady! I am so blessed that she became one of my friends! She will be missed by so many. Prayers and much love sent to Toni, Emma and family.
Paula was a wonderful friend no matter how close or far. We had the best of times when we were together. I will miss you Paula, your friendship will never be replaced, you were a true friend and I loved you so deeply. Toni i am so sorry for the loss of your mama. To all three of the sisters, my heart hurts so bad, my Condolence to all of you and your families ❤
I am so sorry to hear of Paula passing. I remember all of you girls when y’all lived in White Settlement when all of you were very young. We lived a block over from you and I loved to come up there and play with you all.
It’s been years since I saw y’all since I lived in Boston, Ma. for 41 years. We moved back to Texas in 2007and have lived in Lewisville for several years now.
I will try to get up to Collinsville for the funeral. I don’t drive too far from home any more though.
Your Dad was my first cousin and I loved your Grandma
Hope to see y’all soon.
Paula, I will miss your smile and since of humor, your kindness and honesty. Toni, your mom brought me a grilled cheese sandwich when the cafeteria ran out and I really wanted one. At her lunch time, she made me two and brought them to my office. Heart of gold and selfless. I know she missed Brandon greatly. Paula is loved by so many and Toni, your momma loved you and Emma so much and also your added family. Always know and feel her love. God’s hands
I am so very sorry. Paula was a special lady and I loved her so. She sure loved her grand babies and her family. I will miss her immensely. Hugs and prayers Toni, Emma, and Cole!!!
Paula will truly be missed. I became friends with her at school and loved to talk with her when she was helping out in Betty’s room. I will always remember the laughs and fun times! I know she was proud of Toni, Emma and family. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Paula was an amazing lady! She loved her family so very much. I enjoyed the friendship I had with Ms. Paula. Hugs and prayers Toni, Emma, and Cole! She will be dearly missed.
Paula was a great woman. I enjoyed when we worked together many years ago. She always had a smile on her face. I enjoyed seeing and visiting with her. My condolences Toni.