Jean Ives Cox

Jean Ives Cox

Suffolk, VA
03.09.1925 - 06.18.2018

Jean Ives Cox, 93, passed away on June 18, 2018. She is predeceased by her parents, Ellis and Ruth Ives; and her husband, Marshall B. Cox.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Pamela Hirsch and husband Steven of Suffolk; sons, Marshall B. Cox, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Suffolk, Shannon Cox and wife Dotty of Suffolk; sister, Katherine Griffin of Virginia Beach; brother, Ellis Ives Jr. of Norfolk; grandchildren, Jessica Fielek and husband Joshua, Vanessa Freihofer and husband Jimmy, Christopher B. Cox and wife Katherine, Matthew R. Cox, Bryan Cox and wife Amy, and Ashley Cox; and 5 great grandchildren, Margaret Cox, Henry Cox, Lily Fielek, Sadie Fielek, Heidi Freihofer.

Jean was a member of Oakland Christian Church. She was the founder of the Junior Scherzo Music Club. She belonged to Scherzo Music Club, Junto Women’s Club, Driver Book Club, Elizabeth River Art Club, Thoroughgood Music Club, Thoroughgood Garden Club. She played the organ and piano at Bayside Christian Church, in addition to teaching piano, and watercolor painting. Jean participated in local and regional area art shows.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11 AM at Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk Virginia 23432, with Rev. Mary Anne Biggs officiating. Burial will be in Newman Memorial Cemetery with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s charity of choice. Online condolences may be registered at

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Oakland Christian Church
5641 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23432
United States


Newman Memorial Cemetery
5641 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23432
United States


Dear Cox family,
I'd like to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and share where I found help at such a time as this when this enemy death took my entire family. I found comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there we're told that we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. With these scriptures along with others I'm able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now i know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed in hopes this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

Gloria Mosley

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with the family during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Williams Family

Sending our Love and Prayers to the family. We will miss her and have enjoyed and cherished being a part of your family for years.

Traci and Riley Milliner

Sending my thoughts and prayers all the way from Finland. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she may be gone but never forgotten. We have been apart for many years but her spirit lives strong within me and I cherish the time I got to spend with her and the Cox family. Gigi will always have a special place in my heart and her beautiful painting on our wall (with her signature red spot that always makes me smile).

With deepest sympathy,

Helena Marttila (Salomäki)

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