Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers ... Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers South Johnson High Class of ¢â‚¬â€76 Acknowledgements
Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers ... Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers South Johnson High Class of ¢â‚¬â€76 Acknowledgements

Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers ... Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers South Johnson High Class of ¢â‚¬â€76 Acknowledgements

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  • Pall Bearers & Floral Bearers South Johnson High Class of „76

    Acknowledgements The family of the late Deacon Willie J. Cox wishes to acknowledge with

    deepest gratitude the outpouring of sympathy and warm consolation we

    received from our many friends and neighbors. We have sustained a great

    loss, and though difficult to bear, we want you to know we are especially

    appreciative to the 3HC staff, Apostle Lawrence Bogier, and the entire

    Original Tabernacle of Prayer Church family. Special thanks for

    condolences, visits, cards, flowers, and your many prayers.

    Interment Wayne Memorial Park

    Dudley, North Carolina

    Repast LBJ Dining Hall

    Compassionate, Dignified & The Ultimate in Professional Service

    Provided By:

    HASKINS FUNERAL HOME 601 East Ash Street

    Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

    PHONE: (919) 736-5000 FAX: (919) 734-0080

    Submit Online Condolences at www.haskinsfh.com

  • The Obituary

    Mr. Willie J. Cox was born in Wayne County, North Carolina on February 4,

    1956 to the late James Cox and the late Mattie Mae Jones. He was raised by his

    maternal grandparents, the late Ralph and Eva Mae Darden.

    As a youth, he enjoyed participating in sports and dreamed of driving a “big

    truck” one day. While at Four Oaks Jr. High, he played on the basketball and

    football teams. He attended South Johnson High School, where he

    demonstrated Trojan school spirit by playing running back for the football team

    and forward for the basketball team.

    His dream of driving a big truck was realized when he started driving for Atlas

    Van Lines in the late 70s. He was extremely gifted in his skill and devoted over

    30 years to driving.

    In 1977, he welcomed the birth of his son, Wayne Earl Cox. In February 1996,

    he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. On March 1, 1996, he married

    Gloria Jean. For many years, he served as a faithful deacon for the Original

    Tabernacle of Prayer for All People in Goldsboro North Carolina.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a brother (Elmer Jones

    Jr.), and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law (Charles and Vivian Best).

    He leaves to cherish his precious memories: a loving and devoted wife, Gloria

    Jean Cox of the home; a son, Wayne Earl (Ashley) Cox of Greenville NC; six

    step-children, Latissa Thompson of Brooklyn NY, Taren Edwards of Goldsboro

    NC, Demoreo Edwards of Goldsboro NC, Ronika (Jack) Jackson of Triangle

    VA, Ronald Edwards of Goldsboro NC and Laronda Edwards of Goldsboro

    NC; 14 grandchildren and 1 grandchild on the way; 2 great-grandchildren; 5

    sisters, Lille Sanders of Raleigh NC; Lois Williams of Jacksonville FL, Janet

    Williams of Goldsboro NC, Pamela Jones of Goldsboro NC, and Michele

    (Ronald) Dorch of Dudley NC; one brother, Patrick Jones of Goldsboro NC; 7

    aunts, Lovie Mae Sanders of Smithfield NC, Lucille Sykes of Goldsboro NC,

    Elizabeth Jones of Atlanta GA, Beaulah Darden of Smithfield NC, Margaret

    Elliott of Dudley NC, Myrtle Bryant of Princeton NC, and Pearline McDaniel

    of Columbus Ohio, 5 uncles, Henry Lee Darden of Washington DC, Randolph

    (Ala Gray) Darden of Goldsboro NC, Ralph (Mary) Darden of Maryland,

    Edward (Sue) Darden of Selma NC; and George Wyatt Davis of Columbus

    Ohio; 6 sister-in-laws, Helen Thompson, Minnie Thompson, Laura Thompson,

    Bernita Fields, Patricia (Charles) Wilson, Teresa McKenon, and Kimberly Cole

    all of Goldsboro NC, 2 brother-in-laws, James Thompson (Raleigh NC) and

    Anthony Ruthley both of Goldsboro NC; and a host of nieces, nephews,

    cousins, and other relatives and friends.