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.