A day in the Life of Claire

This spot is dedicated to the preparation and life of Claire Cox. Claire has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18, which is a genetic disease caused by an extra chromosome at the 18th spot. We know that God can cure Claire at any time, and continue to pray for this; however we also know that His Will, will be done!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Claire Hope CoxOctober 03, 2006 - November 28, 2006

Claire Hope Cox - An infant born on October 3, 2006 departed this world at her home from a chronic illness to join her heavenly father on November 28, 2006. Although her life was brief she touched all those who met her. She is survived by her loving parents Billy and Tammy Cox. Grandparents Eugene and Doris Cox, Lynda Elmore. Claire had four loving siblings Carrie Stuart (Bry), John, Emily, and Camille Cox. One special niece Maggie Stuart and a host of Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. There was a private grave side service at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Psalm 139: verse 13 - 16
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Amen, Claire

Claire Donations can be made to the Mercy Medical Pediatric Guardian Angel Program in memory of Claire Hope Cox. Mercy Medical Development office P.O. Box 1090 Daphne, AL 36526 Phone 621-4884.


  • At 8:00 PM, November 29, 2006, Blogger The Keeters said…

    We have been praying for you in Texas... it wasn't until today that I realized our "angels" share their earthly Birthdays... (her story: http://www.sidsfamilies.com/index.php?sec=nursery3&id=563&Savannah_Charity_Peterson) ... We will continue to lift your family in prayer... God Bless, Jodie

  • At 8:35 PM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Jacque said…

    What a blessing that Claire and your family has been to me. Your strength and determination has been inspiring. I feel so blessed to have known about Claire.
    Love and Prayers, Jacque Holliday

  • At 8:53 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous april said…

    Your family and everyone who was priveledged to know your sweet angel continue to be in my prayers.

  • At 9:11 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Billy and Tammy,
    Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family during this time. We have been visiting Claires site since the day she was born keeping track of her ups and downs. Thank you for sharing with us. We know she is smiling down thinking what a lucky girl she was to have such special parents.God Bless.
    The Paravicini Family

  • At 9:16 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Stephanie said…

    Your family will be in my prayers. I'm so sorry. :-(

  • At 9:40 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jayne's entry was beautiful (Nov.29 around 6PM). She was able to capture the moments and put them on paper. Thank you Jayne for giving me those memories of Sweet Claire. Balloons..how fitting. She lifted my spirits every day when I went to the website to see what new things she had conquered or sweets she had tried. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sheryl Ethridge

  • At 10:51 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Jennifer Kuhn - Houston said…

    May you all continue to be as strong as you were while your angel girl was here with you! I cant imagine the emptiness you may be feeling, But you know she will always be with you and many of us that never even truly knew her. Your an amazing family and GOD blessed you in his own way, and now she gets to be with him always to look over you and your family. Keep your heads up, and know there are so many people out here in this workd thinking of you all.

  • At 11:32 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tammy and Billy,

    Through this afternoon and early evening I continued to think of the perfect words to describe today and to tell you how beautiful this celebration of Claire's life was. I have to thank Jayne for her beautiful comments about each memorable moment throughout the service today ~ it is more perfect than I could have ever explained. The way you embraced each other with love and faith was amazing.

    I can't quit thinking of the peaceful expression on your little angel's face, the strength you displayed although you weren't sure you could, the release of the pink balloons (and the little slow one that eventually made its way to the others), the last beautiful words that were spoken although it was terribly hard, and so many other little moments that made this day complete.

    As Father O'Connor said, we no longer need to pray for little Claire for she is with Jesus, but we now pray for you. This is exactly what we do now. For we will never forget such a beautiful life, but you will begin another journey today and through your memories of her, you will live your life as she watches over you. Life is a full circle -

    We love you

  • At 6:49 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good grief, Sandi! You are right –how could that have been left out –let’s tack it on!


    *Breathlessly we gazed as that last little pink balloon lagged, floundering and struggling.

    *Desperately we needed it to escape the tree.

    *Audible, our collective exhalation, as it finally took flight.

    *Miraculously it soared on the breath of the wind, catching up finally, and ascending…..

  • At 7:56 AM, November 30, 2006, Blogger Kim said…

    Thanks for posting these pictures! I love the scripture....how fitting for such a small child of God! Praying for you all today!


  • At 8:18 AM, November 30, 2006, Blogger Peach said…

    What a beautiful tribute. Claire's life has touched the hearts of so many all over the world, and we pray for you now, as you grieve and grow together.

  • At 8:40 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    May your family be blessed in this most difficult of circumstances. you have blessed us by sharing your lives.

    Duncan family in Ohio

  • At 8:46 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Sarah Margaret Wade said…

    Dear Cox Family,
    I've kept up with these entries since I heard about Claire. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers and I will continue to trust God that he will hold you and not let go. Claire has been a blessing to me, and I am thankful to you all for being so open and sharing your lives with so many people.

  • At 8:58 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Billy and Tammy,

    I know you are being overwhelmed with words of support and sympathy from so many at this time, but I feel compelled to send a personal note. From your unbelievable sharing of events and feelings through Claire’s blog, I feel that I have seen into your souls and so look forward to the opportunity to meet you both in person. You are truly blessed with a remarkable (and beautiful, I might add) family.

    My prayers are with you both,


  • At 9:41 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Cox family,

    Your story has been such a blessing to me. I was led to your site through Eliot's blog and I have followed along with your journey. Your precious angels have taught me so much in their brief life. I hurt along with you although I've never met your family. I'll be praying for God to fill you with HIS strength to endure the days ahead. Thanks be to God for having the courage to share Claire's life with others. Your family is both beautiful and inspiring. Prayers from Tennessee. In Christ, Ashley

  • At 9:46 AM, November 30, 2006, Blogger Island Girl said…

    Your family is in our prayers.

  • At 9:49 AM, November 30, 2006, Blogger Sean and Heather said…

    I am so sorry to hear about Claire. I have been praying for your family since I was "introduced" to ya'll in another friend's blog. Your family along with Eliot's family have been an inspiration to many of us who have never met you. It has been awesome to see the hand of God in all of this. I pray that you continue to see His hand and that His arms will carry you during this time. My heart and my prayers continue to be with you.

    In Him,
    Hab 3:19

  • At 9:57 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have followed the events in her short life and how truly awesome our Heavenly Father has been, lifting you all up giving you both peace and strength and blessings as each day dawned. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. From the day Claire was born, I have followed on the blog. I am so thankful that Bobby's son found our Lord and was saved.! What a blessing and honor to share with your family the events of Claire's life. Thank you. Carol Briggs (Stephanie's mom)

  • At 9:59 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry I said Bobby and not Billy!

  • At 10:46 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tammy and Billy,

    We wanted to let you know you are in are thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing Claire's life experiences and for showing us how precious life truly is.

    John and Brandy Parker

  • At 11:53 AM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Shannon from Southern Illinois said…

    Our prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing Claire's wonderful life. She truly is an angel.

  • At 7:13 PM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cox family,
    i commented about this a little while back to say i'm truly sorry. i want to tell you this again, i'm sorry about everything you guys have gone through. it must be extremely hard. claire is an angel and a miracle god sent you guys for a reason. keep your heads up and know that you WILL see your precious claire someday. my thoughts and prayers are with you guys. good luck with everything

  • At 4:18 PM, December 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I kmow Claire ment a lot to all of the Cox family!!! My family and I were praying for her and her family!!! everyday we were hoping claire would live every loving moment in her life!!! My family and I will keep all of the cox family including claire in our Prayers forever!!!

    Have a wonderful chrismas and new year!!

    love always,
    Katie bower
    St.pius x school

  • At 11:11 PM, April 13, 2007, Blogger theragan3 said…

    you dont know me and you may or may not actually read this. but i felt compelled to add my thoughts. i lost my son at 1 month due to a heart condition caused by downs' synrome. a friend of mine lost her daughter due to trisomy 18 also at 2 weeks old. your story touched my heart and your testimony to the Father's faithfulness and goodness shines thru your story. thank you for sharing claire and your family with the world. may Gods grace peace and mercy be on you today and each day.
    may memories of your sweet girl fill your heart and bring a smile to your face.
    erinn ragan


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