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Linda Fay Perkins Cox Jones, Taylor County, KY (1944 - 2013)

"In the late fall of 1992 she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and put on a transplant list. April 26, 1994 she received a new lung. Over the last 19 years she took full advantage of this gift of life. After her transplant she became active in the Kentucky Organ Donor Association and spoke to groups and high schools on the importance of organ donation. Some of her fondest memories were representing Kentucky in the transplant Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and Columbus, OH where she won a bronze medal in badminton. She also represented the United States in the world transplant games in Sydney, Australia where she won a gold medal in the softball throw. In June 1996 she was awarded the Kentucky Colonel for her efforts and achievements in the Kentucky Organ Donor Association"

Linda Fay Perkins Cox Jones, age 69 of Campbellsville, KY, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:50amET, at her home surrounded by her husband Michael W. Jones, her daughters, and a close friend.

Funeral services will be at 5pmCT/6pmET, Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Dennis Penick, Lenuel Eastridge, Matt Eastridge and Dr. Michael Sekala. Visitation will be after 11amCT/12pm noon ET. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


Linda Fay Perkins Cox Jones, Taylor County, KY (1944 - 2013)

She was born on Wednesday, April 12, 1944. She was the daughter of t the late Riley and Pernie Perkins. She died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 69 years, 25 days.

She grew up in rural Taylor County. At the age of 15, she was united in marriage to her late husband Donald Cox. Together they had four children, Donna Eastridge (Lenuel) of Marysville, OH, Teresa Walker (Terry) of Campbellsville, Michelle Foster (Corey) of Elizabethtown and Dwayne Cox of Campbellsville. She was a member of God's Friendship Chapel.

Over the year Linda worked many jobs including Fruit of the Loom and Osh Gosh. She also loved working in sales. Over the years she sold Avon, Jafra, Stanley, World Book Encyclopedia, cars for Green River Ford and worked at Floys. But she was happiest helping people achieve healthy life styles. She enjoyed working at Beverly Hills Weight Loss Center and at Curves. She loved getting to know the clients, and each client soon became a close personal friend.

In the late fall of 1992 she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and put on a transplant list. April 26, 1994 she received a new lung. Over the last 19 years she took full advantage of this gift of life. After her transplant she became active in the Kentucky Organ Donor Association and spoke to groups and high schools on the importance of organ donation. Some of her fondest memories were representing Kentucky in the transplant Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and Columbus, OH where she won a bronze medal in badminton. She also represented the United States in the world transplant games in Sydney, Australia where she won a gold medal in the softball throw. In June 1996 she was awarded the Kentucky Colonel for her efforts and achievements in the Kentucky Organ Donor Association.

She was united in marriage to Michael Jones on June 17, 2012. Even though they were married only 11 short months, they were filled with love, a shared faith in God, watching movies, playing games and gardening.

She is survived by her husband Michael, and the following:
  • Her four children and 9 grandchildren: Matthew Eastridge (Alecia) of Henrietta, OK; Megan McCreary (Justin) of Marysville, OH; Terri Ann Wicker (Cody) of Campbellsville; Traci Walker of Campbellsville; Makayla Cox of Campbellsville, Nathan Cox (Tori) of Clementsville; Zach Reynolds, Chloe and Zane Foster of Elizabethtown, KY

  • Five great grandchildren: Graden, Addi and Jaid McCreary, Carmen Wicker and Dominic Cox

  • Two step children and 10 step grandchildren

  • And daughter in law, Mary Kay Cox of Campbellsville, KY

  • One brother: Carol Perkins (Carol Ann) of Campbellsville, KY

  • And a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends

  • Her constant companion: Sophie
She also was preceded in death by her first husband Donald Cox and an infant son; three sisters, Margaret Wilson, Dorothy Reed, Francis Hayes and two brothers, Klyde Perkins and James Lewis Perkins in infancy.

The family requests expressions of sympathy should be donations to Koda and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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