Rebecca Brown Cozart

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 7, 2006

SALISBURY – Rebecca Brown Cozart, 81, of Salisbury, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Mrs. Cozart was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Rowan County, the daughter of the late Ervin Jacob Brown and Mary Brady Brown. She graduated from Rockwell High School in 1943 and worked as a salesperson for Stanley Home Products for over 40 years. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sunday School Class 4, WELCA, Friendship Group and St. Paul’s Extension and Community Association. She was a former member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for 72 years, where she served as superintendent and teacher of the Children’s Sunday School Department, vacation church school and weekday church school. She served as president of Lutheran Church Women and was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Southern Seminary Auxiliary, which she served as state president for three years. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Volunteer work was a source of satisfaction to her. She served many hours at the Lutheran Home, American Cancer Society, Lutheran Southern Seminary Auxiliary, VA Medical Center and Rowan County Extension Homemakers. She was awarded many honors for her devoted time and service. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Her greatest love was for family and friends. She enjoyed baking for everyone and published a cookbook, & quot;Becky’s Heirloom Recipes. & quot; When her house was built, she asked that the kitchen be on the front so she could see the front yard while she cooked. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Rebecca married her high school sweetheart, Clay, after he returned from World War II on Aug. 29, 1945. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cozart was preceded in death by brothers Hadred, Carr, Herman and Larry Brown. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clay Cozart; son the Rev. Johnny Cozart and wife Belinda of Mooresville; daughter Judith C. Austin and husband Donald of Salisbury; grandchildren Ashley Fisher, Brad Cozart, Brian Austin, Mandy Holden and Julie Austin; great-grandchildren Jenna Fisher, Patrick Holden and Elise Austin; brothers John Brown, Harold Brown and Ned Brown; and sisters Rose Holshouser and Martha Eller. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Visitation: The family will receive friends at Powles Funeral Home from 6-8 tonight and in the church parlor from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Service: The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bill Ketchie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Memorials: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Parish Nurse, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144; or Rowan Regional Home Health & amp; Hospice, 825-A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, NC 28144. & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;Online condolences may be made at & lt;br & gt; & lt;br & gt;The family would like to extend gratitude to the loving staff of Carolina Oncology for their support the last four years, the Lutheran Home and Rowan Regional Hospice for their love and support the last several weeks.