Flora Margaret Cox Hanks

Flora Margaret Cox Hanks, 97, of Winfield, passed away on June 20, 2022, in the Northwest Regional Medical Center of Winfield.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Hanks was a member of Winfield First Baptist Church. She was very active in the church and served in many capacities including as a Sunday School teacher.
One of eight children of parents, Samuel and Mary Cox, she was born at home in 1925, in Decatur. Her family eventually moved to Cahaba Heights, a suburb of Birmingham, traveling by covered wagon.
Mrs. Hanks was a homemaker who raised four children while also volunteering in community service including president of the Winfield PTA and on the parks and recreation board. She expressed an adventurous spirit and enjoyed many activities including gardening, hosting get-togethers, international travel, playing bridge, making holiday creations and antiquing. However, her most enjoyable pastime was fishing on the bank of a lake with her rod and reel and purple worm.
Louis and Margaret celebrated 78 years of marriage. They were bonded together in a special way from the age of 16 when they were teenage sweethearts. Always inseparable partners, Margaret and Louis loved each other deeply.
She is survived by her sons - Louis Hanks, IV and Thomas Hanks; seven grandchildren - Stacey Sullivan, Jack (Michelle) Sullivan, Amy (Brad) Watford, TJ Hanks, Mandy (Matt) Peterson, Jonathan (Jamie) Hanks, Andrew (Courtney) Hanks; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hanks was preceded in death by her husband - Louis B. Hanks; daughter - Gail Patterson; son - Gary Hanks; parents - Samuel and Mary Cox; five brothers; two sisters; and daughter-in-law - Elizabeth Hanks.  
A celebration of life service for Mrs. Hanks was held on Friday, June 24, 2022, from the Winfield First Baptist Church.   
Dr. Paul Murphy was the officiating minister.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Winfield First Baptist Church building fund, P. O. Box 237 Winfield, AL in memory of Mrs. Hanks.


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