|Laura Etta Green Fox|
| Born March 17, 1934.|
The daughter of Jessie James and Mildred Ford Green.
One of nine children born in Fish Branch Community in Desoto County..
She lived most of her life in Hardee County.
Here she attended school and church.
She married Wilbur Fox. Moved to Jacksonville, and there they had two children.
Daughter Loretta Jena Fox Ringer
Son James Earl Fox Sr.
They moved back to Hardee in the early 70's
and adopted two children.
She also had three step children.
They also opened there hearts and home to about 192 Hardee County foster Children.
Laura was a juvenile officer in Hardee County for 20 years.
They built the Calvery Church Of God in Ona.
Laura was the church secretery.
She loved to sing and often was found singing.
Some of her favorite songs were,
"God Walks The Dark Hills" and
"Serenaded By Angels".
Her Favorite Bible Verse was Psalms 103.
The quilt shown as a backdrop on this page was created by her as well.
They closed the church in or around 1988 when wilbur was fighting his illness.
They moved to Enterprise Ala. to be closer to there children.
Wilbur passed away November 13, 1988.
Laura remained in Enterprise with her children.
She was a member of Faithview Holiness Church.
She fought a good fight against canser but it took her life on July 7, 2000.
With her children by her side she took her final breaths on this earth and opened her eyes in Heaven.
We layed her to rest beside her husband of 35 years at New Zion Cemetery in Ona.
FYI: There is a Family Reunion held every year on May 14, in Laura and Wilbur Fox's Honor.
If you would like to come please contact me for details.