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Doris W. Cox

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Sunday, May 17, 1925 - Monday, August 15, 2016

Mrs. Doris W. Cox of Wicksburg went home to be with the Lord Monday, August 15, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 91. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Pilgrim Home Baptist Church with Dr. Ken Farley and Rev. Buddy Hood officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Bro. Vann Cooley officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Mrs. Cox with your donations to the Pilgrim Home Baptist Church Building Fund, 13534 W. US Hwy 84, Newton, AL 36352. 

Mrs. Cox was born May 17, 1925 at Bailey Crossroads in Geneva County, AL to the late Claude Rivers and Maggie Belle Helms Wilkes. Doris had a passion for music and enjoyed playing the piano which she did by ear. She developed her own style and blessed many with her talent. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Pilgrim Home Baptist Church for many years. She was a loving mother and adoring grandmother who will be dearly missed. 

In addition to her parents her husband, James Lawrence Cox; siblings: Clarence Wilkes, Jimmie Wilkes Campbell, Woodrow Wilkes, Grace Wilkes Whittaker and J.D. Wilkes all preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sons: James Gary Cox (Carol), Wicksburg and Danny Ray Cox (Cynthia), Hurst, TX; grandchildren: Scott A. Cox (Loree), Michael G. Cox (Martie), Kyle Cox (Kathryn), Matthew Cox (Madison), Danny Ray Cox Jr. (Melissa), Christopher Cox (Billie) and James A. Cox (Tahle); great-grandchildren: Kylee, Caleb, Abby, Logan, Cody, Olivia K., Camille, Harper, Hayden, Danny Ray Cox III, MacKenzie, Griffin and Olivia P. Cox; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.  

Serving as pallbearers will be Mrs. Cox's  grandsons; honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Pilgrim Home Baptist Church. 




Funeral Service

Date: Friday, August 19, 2016



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Allen & Francis Martin

We are sorry for your family's loss. We are praying for you all always. love to all
Tina Hollinger

Such a sweet lady who I had the pleasure of being her neighbor for several years. She truly loved my children and they loved to visit with her. The Cox family was blessed to have her for 91 years.
Shirley Wilkes Knowles

I am so sorry to learn of Aunt Doris' passing. May God bless her and comfort all of you. I will never forget her and fondly recall those family reunions and singing around the piano. I still tell my own children and grandchildren those stories.
Larry & Imogene Smith

We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Cox passing. But we know she is at peace now & with Mr. Cox again. We have Smith Trading Post on 84, and many years ago, they both would come to the store, before my mom & dad passed away and look & visit with all of us. She was a sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. If we can do anything for the family, please let us know.

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