Amanda Louise Inlow Cotton departed this life at the Margaret Z. Dozier House in Tallahassee, Florida on April 7, 2021. Amanda, whose parents were Mattie Louise Inlow Casey and Samuel Meacham Withers Inlow, was born on July 29, 1945 in St. Andrews, Florida. A 1963 graduate from Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, Amanda spent many years in Coffee Springs, Alabama. In later years she lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia and Tallahassee, Florida, enriching others’ lives during her time in each place.
A devoted Christian, Amanda attended a number of Southern Baptist churches throughout the years but retained her home membership at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Samson, Alabama. Her life in the church was among her greatest joys. She participated in ongoing Bible study and mentored young Christians in service to the Lord.
Amanda, a loving mother, an avid gardener and agriculturist at heart, loved watching and helping the Lord’s creations grow. Southern cooking, counted cross stitch, and fishing were favorite hobbies in which she excelled. While living in Virginia, she joined the Spotsylvania Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and cherished friendships and activities engaged in during that time.
Amanda is survived by two sisters, Susan Inlow Bjorklund and husband M.A. and Beth Casey Baggett; two sons, Samuel Cotton and wife Brandy and William Cotton; grandchildren Daisy Foxworth and husband Allen, Sloan, Kasey, Emma, and Sophia Cotton; and great-granddaughter Rosalynn Foxworth; niece Louise Peters and husband Bo, nephews Anders Bjorklund, Michel Bjorklund and wife Rachael, and Jonathan Baggett; and great-nephews Logan Peters, Christian and Daniel Bjorklund; great-niece Carissa Bjorklund.
Amanda’s family mourns her loss and cherishes her memory. She touched many lives and brought joy to all who knew her. Due to Covid 19 concerns, a private memorial service will be held at the Piney Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in a family plot in Magnolia Cemetery in DeFuniak Springs, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dozier Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Drive Blvd. #1, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or to the Piney Grove Baptist (SBC) Church, 709 John H. Day Road, Samson, AL 36477.