Lugene Cox

Lugene Cox

“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prpare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also”. (St. John 14:2-3)

Lugene Cox was born October 11, 1942 in Castor, Louisiana to Aeolus and Willie B. Cox. He was the third of six children.

Lugene was preceded in death by his parents, Aeolus and Willie B. Cox; one sister, Deseree Gardner; one son, Delton Cox; one brother, Stanley Cox; three sisters-inlaw, Rose Lee Jones, Jettie Thrash and Geneva Jones; five brothers-in-law, John Henry Jones, Herman Gardner, Garold Jones, Mack Jones Sr., Melvin Jones, Murray Jones and Harry Jones, III; and one special aunt, Arlean Morgan.

Lugene graduated from Pinecrest High School in 1961. He played basketball where he gained the name “Mingo” because of his ability to shoot from the left wing. He was also known as “Sweet Lu”.

Lugene was united in holy matrimony to Mary Lee Jones on August 14, 1965. To this union, five children were born.

Brother Cox accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He later joined Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church and remained a devout Christian until his death.

He was employed as a Sanitation Worker for the City of Winnfield for more than 30 years. During his tenure with the department, he was promoted to Supervisor. In that capacity, he was the first African American who was granted the authority to employ and terminate employees. Upon is retirement, June 30, 2000, he received the keys to the City of Winnfield.

After retiring, some of his hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting, mentoring young males, listening to gospel music, doing mechanic work, and baking “Cox’s” Cookies and Cornbread Pie. He was know as a “jack of all trades”. When he could lend a helping hand to ANYONE he would!

He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and faithful wife, Mary Lee Cox of Winnfield, LA; two daughters, Donnal L. Cox of Houston, TX and Amber R. Cox of Winnfield, LA; two sons, Derrick I. Cox (Carla) of Many, LA and Broderick B. Cox (Chaquetta) of Shreveport, LA; one sister, Eloise Jones of Winnfield, LA; two brothers, Ronald Cox and Randolph Cox both of Oakland, CA; one granddaughter, Breia Cox of Shreveport, LA; one grandson, Ivory Barnes of Winnfield, LA; two brothersin-law, Lee Edward Jones (Wanda) of Houston, TX and Odell Jones (Bernice) of Lompoc, CA; three sisters-inlaw, Merdia Jones, Audrey Jones and Margaret Holden all of Houston, TX; two uncles, Lester Howard (Shirley) of Houston, TX and Robert Howard (Shirley) of Los Angeles, CA; three great aunts, Emily Robertson of Denver, CO, Bobbie Lane (George) of Long Beach, CA and Artie Faye Wilson (David) of Lake Elsinore, CA; a special daughter, Rhonda K. Turner; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers: Derrell Hobdy, Detrick Williams, Christopher Johnson, Justin Johnson, Darrin Hobdy Jr., Julius Craft and Ronald Cockerham.

Honorary pallbearers: Broderick Cox, Derrick Cox, Harry Jones, Elbridge Thrash, Jarrion Turner, Tomell Hamms, Darrell Jones, Kelvin Jones, Mitchell Jones, Gavin Hamms, Jeremy Jones, Derrick Jones, Kelvin Barnes, McKinley Wilson, Dan Madsen, Vernon Jones, Reginald Johnson, Mack Jones, Jr., Michael T. Jones, John “Paul” Jones, Harold Jones Jr., Rodney Jones, Marcus Jones, Michael Jones, Eric Johnson, George Ross Jr., Brian Degrasfenread, James South, William Bolds and Kenny Guyotte.

Flower Attendants: Ushers and Class of 1961.

Acknowledgements-The Cox Family would like to thank Morning Star members and the surrounding communities for all of the love and kindness shown to us during this time of bereavement. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you. Special thanks to Patricia Bell, Faye Ross and Resa Johnson.

The family of Mr. Lugene Cox thanks everyone for their love and prayers. We thank Dr. Mark Shelton, Mr. Steve Shelton, Dr. Jimmy Walker, Lagniappe Home Health Care N. LA, Winnfield, Winn Medical Center. Special thanks to the Winn Parish Health Unit Staff and Sunshine Cleaners. We thank the Winnfield Community. God Bless You!

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