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Mary Lavena Cox

August 30, 1927 — January 27, 2022

Mary L. Cox, 94, of Miami stepped into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, January 27, 2022, in Canadian, TX.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, January 31, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church of Miami, with Rev. Lewis Holland and Rev. Gene Hudgins, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. 

Public Viewing will be Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 9 am until 8 pm at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian and Monday, January 31, 2022, at the Miami Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm.

Mary Lavena Carr was born August 30, 1927, in Canadian to Ella & Clark Carr.  She was one of nine children.  Mary graduated with the class of 1946 in Miami; the class of ‘46 still gathered at the annual Miami Cow Calling.  Mary married Bill Cox on January 12, 1946, in Randell County, he preceded her in death on October 24, 1974.  Mary was a woman of faith with a gift of service. This servant’s heart was evident in her church, First United Methodist Church, The Golden Spread Emmaus Community and in her home community of Miami.  She filled many roles in her church, communion steward, kitchen ministry, visitation, and bereavement ministry. In her community she helped the families that needed additional care, with her quick smile and funny personality she was quick to love and easy to love.  Mary referred to her family as Gran-Mommie’s Angels.

Mary was also preceded in death by her parents; 7 siblings: Erma Hedgecoke, Elbie Carr, Carroll Carr, Jerry Carr, Betty Davis, Earlene Hoffer and Tommy Carr and a son, William Edward Cox Jr.

Mary is survived by 2 children: son, Chuck Cox. and wife Terri of Miami; daughter, Lynne Noland and husband Cory of Athens; sister, Shirley Pitman of Pampa; 4 grandchildren: Andi Blackshear and Heath of Wellington, Chuck Cox and wife Haley of Amarillo, Chance Cox and wife Anna of Miami, and Kelli Grant and husband Nick of Athens; 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Memorials may be made to Roberts County EMT and Volunteer Fire Department, 214 N. Main, Miami, TX 79059 and First United Methodist Church of Miami, 201 S. Main Miami, TX 79059


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Monday, January 31, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Miami

210 S Main St, Miami, TX 79059

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