We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cox Funeral Home
Mrs. Lydia Josephine Willey age 96, of Mt.Vernon passed away on Tuesday June 14, 2022 at her home. She was born on December 2, 1925 in Rockcastle County the daughter of the late William Thomas and Lula Mae Payne Stephens. She was a homemaker, a midwife, assisted with family deaths, and helped build caskets, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing, and was a member of the First Church of Jesus Christ. Survivors are: two nephews; Mike Miller and (Pat), and Donnie Doan and (Nevanda). Four nieces; Linda McClure and (Delno), JoAnn Foster and (Jack), Gracie Jo Sabaston, and Virginia Caudill. Over six generations of nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband; Carson, by one brother; Dennis Stephens, and by two sisters; Mary Hazel Miller Doan, and Georgia Grace Decker. Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Josephine Willey will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday June 18, 2022 at the Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Wendell Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the First Church of Jesus Christ Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home where friends may visit from 11 AM until time of service on Saturday.