Virginia Blair Cox

Virginia Blair Cox

Longwood, FL
12.18.1929 - 03.12.2021

Virginia Blair Cox, ‘Jenny’, 91, passed away the evening of March 12 in Longwood, Florida after a brief illness.

Born in Suffolk Virginia on December 18, 1929 to Thomas and Ossie Blair, Jenny was one of the thirteen Blair siblings well known through the decades in the Suffolk community.  

Jenny attended The Boston Conservatory of Music studying voice and piano. In Boston she met the love of her life William ‘Bill’ Cox. When Jenny transferred to Radford Women’s college, they maintained an extended long-distance romance and married after graduation. Jenny left Virginia to join Bill first in New Jersey, then moving to upstate New York and finally to Florida in 1972 where they spent the rest of their lives. In Florida Jenny worked as a partner with her husband in the COX CORPORATION home building business and decorated their model and custom homes. Her son Bill and his wife Susan are still carrying on Bill & Jenny’s COX home building tradition.

Jenny throughout her life was an amazing athlete, excelling in every sport she tackled. She played women’s basketball in High School, snow and water skied as an adult and played local team tennis until her late 80s. She dominated the sports activities at her retirement community Village on The Green in Longwood Florida where she spent the last 14 years of her life.

Jenny followed her Baptist faith throughout her adult life and was a member of the First Baptist Sweetwater church in Longwood, Florida. Church and volunteer work allowed her to continue to use her singing voice throughout her life.

Recently her brothers George, William and James had all passed away in Suffolk. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Juanita and Mary, her brothers Thomas and Cornelius, and her husband William Cox.  She is survived by brothers Robert, David, and Joe, two sisters Pearl and Catherine, three children Kim, Bill & Jeff and nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Courtney, Blair, Owen, Jonathan, Isabella, Parker, Carly, and Presley.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, March 19, 2021 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM in the R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. A funeral service will be held at Holly Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Virginia loved flowers and they would be welcome.  If you would like to donate in her name, she would be pleased at your support of Friends of Barnabas ( and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
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1525 N Main St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Rest easy now Aunt Jenny, hugs and love to Billy, Kim and Jeff and the rest of the family.

Andy McLaughlin

We will miss you very much. I will never forget the kindnesses that you and Uncle Bill showed me when I lived in Florida. I have very fond memories of all the times we spent together. Kim, Bill and Jeff we are sending love and prayers to each of you and loving arms of support.

Tim, Juanita Pearl and Matthew

Juanita Thornton

Aunt Jenny taught me so much! I'll think of her every time I make her celebration cake recipe or slice my backhand. Nathan and I are so sad we cannot be with you all to celebrate her life. We love you all so much!

Maggie Reeder-Thornton

With deepest sympathy in the passing of your sister, mother, aunt and friend.
May you all feel the comfort of our Lord and Savior!🙏🙏🙏

Lisa Mccartney

I have not witnessed a more beautiful tribute! May God be praised for a full life of love and service, to the glory of His Name! Robert was in my graduation class, and my heart is filled with love and sympathy for the loss of his dear sister. I rejoice at Ginny’s heavenly homecoming to her eternal home .. into the arms of her loving Savior forevermore!
In Christ,
Judy Weston

Judy Miles Weston

Jenny was a member of our Sunday School class at First Baptist Sweetwater. She attended regularly along with our worship service until the Corona Virus confined her to her residence at Village on the Green. We all miss her and offer our condolences to her family. Coincidentally, I shared with Jenny that her husband Bill built my house in 1982. I am still enjoying the fine work he did and it is a constant reminder of both Bill and Jenny.
Wishing you God's blessings,
Fred Bohl

Fred Bohl

Jenny and I worshipped in the same body of Christ for many years. She was a dear friend through our Sunday school class and was always in her place on Sundays .
Her optimism was obvious in the visits I made to her home and the frequent phone calls during this past year of the pandemic.
Knowing Jenny as a friend was a special privilege.
Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

I got to know Jenny when I saw her in Sunday School and also would talk to her on the phone. She would tell me about taking care of her beloved husband and the rest of her family whom she loved dearly. I will miss her, and extend my sympathy.

Lois Strong

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