Dedra Jo Box – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Dedra Jo Box, 52, of Tuscumbia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Colbert Memorial Chapel. The service will be 2 p.m. today at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Brother John McMath will be officiating. Mrs. Box was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend who will be missed by all that had the chance to meet her. Dedra was so proud to be a grandmother to Carter and was so excited to have a new Box baby on the way.

She was preceded in death by her aunt, Rita Keenum.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Box; son, Dustin K. Box (Christina); daughter, Brittney M. Box Weeks (Jonathan); honorary daughter, Tonya Starr Belew (Jeff); parents, Melvin Box (Marie), John Smith and Alice Taylor; grandchild, Carter Weeks; brothers, John F. Smith Jr. (Gloria), Greg Smith (Helen), Manuel Smith (Sue) and Tim Smith; sister, Gina Roberson; honorary sister, Sue Smith; nephews, Hunter Belew, Taylor Smith and Trey Smith; and nieces, Hanna Beth Belew, Jane Carol McClain, Heather Smith, Ashley Brown, Kendra Roberson and Anna Box.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alabama Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.

You may sign the online guest book at Colbert Memorial Chapel of the Shoals is assisting the family.


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