You've seen her smiling face on billboards and around town at events. Meet broker, business owner and volunteer Judy Cox.
Cox, a native of Wilson County, is the daughter of Houston and Allie Cummings. She and her husband of 20 years, Mike Cox, own C&D Realty and Cox's Construction.
Cox said so many people want to build or buy homes in Wilson County because it is "the place to be." She credited the area's quality of life, close proximity to Nashville, and "warm, cozy, safe feeling" with the increase in growth.
Cox has three children, Medana (Greg) Hemontolor, Jason (Phyllis) Hobbs and Deborah (Ronnie) Henderson; and six grandchildren, Evan and Grayson Hemontolor, Ashley and Samantha Hobbs, and Max and Levi Henderson.
When she isn't working, Cox spends much of her time volunteering or being active in location organizations. She is a past President of the Kiwanis Clubs, a member of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, and a member of IBC for 49 years. She has been a Wilson County Ambassador for 17 years and was named Wilson County Volunteer of the Year in 2014.
Cox's Construction donated a permanent hospitality cabin, which was dedicated in 2014, to the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The cabin has been enjoyed by folks during the last two Wilson County Fairs, as if offers them an air conditioned place to sit, relax or eat.
"She has taught me patience, compassion, work ethic and most of all to never give up," Cox said. "Just keep on trying if you believe in something."
Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.