We’re in Women’s History Month, where we commemorate the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. There’s Sojurner Truth, Maya Angelou, Malala Yousafzai… and at the community level, we have Monica Cotton. Ms. Cotton has raised generations of children in the South Dallas community. From two police officers, to a school teacher, to three basketball players at Texas A&M, to a truck driver.
But that’s not all, she also loans her time and vehicle to her neighbors who are without immediate transportation. From time to time, she’ll make that offer. Why? Because it’s another act of engaging community. This keeps her hopeful for what’s to come – more stores, more development. She speaks of the improvements that have already been made like the cleaner and quieter essence of Fair Park.
These days, Cotton does her best to keep herself healthy, continue babysitting, and attend church. With her birthday coming up, she hopes to complete a trip to her hometown in Louisiana for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.
SouthFair is honored to have Monica Cotton as a resident. Deserving of her flowers, we shower her with praise for all that she’s done so far and what she still has to accomplish