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Marjorie Cox

Columbus, Mississippi

Mar 25, 1925 – Aug 27, 2020


March 25, 1925
August 27, 2020
Columbus, Mississippi


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Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory - 2nd Ave. North - Columbus Obituary



Marjorie Barrett Cox, age 95, died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Jeffery Waldrep officiating. Burial will follow Saturday at 2:00 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery near Saltillo, MS with Pastor Gowen Cox officiating. 


Mrs. Cox was born on March 25, 1925 in Fort Pierce, FL to the late Joseph Cornelius and Dorothy Barrett.  She was a retired cosmetologist from SuperX Drug Store.  Mrs. Cox found great enjoyment growing flowers and citrus plants on her patio, but nothing could compare to the joy she found in family get togethers, especially at Christmas.  She was a Communicant of Annunciation Catholic Church. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 70 years, William Chester Cox, sisters Lucy Greenwood, Agnes Brown and Dorothy Greenwood, and an infant brother. 


Survivors include: 


Angela Boykin (Scott), Columbus, MS 

Phyllis Taylor, Columbus, MS 

Mary Beth Vickers, Columbus, MS 


William Michael Cox (Brenda), Grenada, MS 

Dennis Cox, Southaven, MS 


Joe Barrett, Saltillo, MS 


Karl Frauendienst (Tara) 

Amber Stephenson (Christian) 

Krystal Frost 

Elena Vickers 

Kent Frauendienst 

Molly Pratt (Thom Hunter) 

Gowen Cox (Mallorie) 

Jessica Boyd (Russ) 

Chris Taylor 

Emily Hall (Matt) 


Great Grandchildren: 

Draven MacDonald 

Lucas Frauendienst 

Lydia Frauendienst 

Alex Hall 

Evelyn Boyd 

Ellen Boyd 

Serving as pallbearers will be: 

Jim Kitchens 

Joe Haftek 

Buddy Burks 

Chris Taylor 

Scott Boykin 

Karl Frauendienst 

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: 

Gowen Cox 

Kent Frauendienst 

Christian Stephenson 


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: 

Friends of Annunciation Catholic Church building fund 

823 College Street  

Columbus, MS 39701 

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I was deeply saddened to hear that this beautiful lady had passed. But take comfort in knowing she is with her Creator. May God our Father fill you with His Peace. She was an amazing woman whose love overflowed onto anyone she met.

One of my Most Favorite Aunts. I don’t remember Anytime in my life that she was not smiling. Wether it was for thanksgiving at her house or for Easter up on The Ridge. She was always laughing and smiling always the sweetest thing. All of us will MISS You Aunt Margie! You have ran your race, you have done what the Lord asked of you, it will be sad without you, but there is only Love & no more pain or sickness where you are. It will not be the same without you.