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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Monday December 30th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Monday December 30th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Tuesday December 31st, 2019
11:00am

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Funeral Service

St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Tuesday December 31st, 2019
11:00am

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Marvin Cox

Marvin Floyd Cox, 75, of St. Pauls died Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham with his wife, Judy, and daughter, Wendy, by his side. He was born in Shannon, NC on October 26, 1944 to the late Raymond and Flossie Cribb Cox. He was a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and taught at Grey’s Creek Elementary School. For many years he was a funeral attendant with McNeill Funeral Home in St. Pauls and was a master furniture refinisher, teaching that art at Fayetteville Technical Community College. A man of faith, he was an active member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church and especially enjoyed helping with the Men’s Group. As an athletic younger man he was talented and especially good at America’s Pastime, baseball. He taught those skills to a younger generation as a Little League Baseball Coach. He loved the St. Pauls community and wouldn’t consider living anywhere else. Marvin loved all animals but was truly a dog person and had several beloved dogs over the years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Passwater and brothers, Dewel Cox, Levern Cox, Merrell Cox, and Carson Cox. Marvin is survived by his wife Judy of St. Pauls, daughter Wendy Cox of Durham, and sister Annette Snellman and her husband Leonard of Quakertown, PA. A visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls. Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Pauls United Methodist Church with the Reverend Harold Salmon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Pauls United Methodist Church Food Bank, 519 N. Wilkerson Dr., St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.


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Guestbook

Wendy and Judy, thinking of you both and am so sorry for your loss. Jennie Williams

Jennie Williams Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marvin Cox

Tawanda Hurley Atkinson Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

I remember Mr. Cox in the 6th grade. He always had a smile and always called me Tiawana. I will never forget him. He had a special way of keeping our attention! He will be missed.Condolences to the family

Tawanda Hurley Atkinson Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Both Marvin and I graduated Red Springs High School class of 1963. Marvin was a superior athlete and very well respected by classmates and teammates alike. Marvin had a quite demeanor that everyone appreciated and all knew that Marvin was there for us all. Regardless of win or lose, Marvin showed what it meant play one's best, all the time. We shall remember Marvin and we shall miss Marvin. We are better because we met and knew Marvin. May God speed Marvin along his journey. May memories of Marvin bring joy to all of Marvin's family and friends.

Robert Humphrey Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Marvin will be missed. We had so much fun working together at Gray's Creek Elementary School. He was there for me when I lost my son, Stephen. I will always cherish our friendship. Rest in peace. Elsie Dew

Elsie Dew Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family during this time of sorrow. Prayers for Peace.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins, Lumberton, NC Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

To Judy and the entire familyMy deepest condolences in your loss. Marvin was not only a great athlete but a fine gentleman. May his memories bring love to your heart and a smile upon your face. May God grant you peace at this time.

Nat Tolar Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Stefanie Ferreri Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

You're a good one Charlie Brown..you will be missed

Renee Beard Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Cox Family,We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this difficult time. We wish you peace and comfort.With sympathy, Jennifer and Dean Fox

With sympathy, Jennifer and Dean Fox Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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