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Leo " Chin " Cox

October 26, 1937 ~ December 24, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Leo  " Chin " Cox was born in the Todd Town community of Grove Hill, Alabama on October 26, 1937 to the late Charlie James Cox, Sr., and Alma Lee Todd Cox. He was the 2nd child of 11 children. Leo accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pine Chapel Baptist Church #2.

Leo attended Wilson Hall High School, where he was a passionate football player.  Although he loved learning, Leo had to devote his attention elsewhere when he quit school to help his parents care for his younger siblings, tend the crops and other family chores.  Around the age of 16, Leo started working in Foley, Alabama harvesting fruits and vegetables during harvesting season and in the restaurant industry when the season was over.  Later, he worked alongside his father for Bonny Wilson Timber Company, Chastain Timber Company and Beeches and Sons.  He continued his working career at Brown and Root and Norfolk Southern Railways until his retirement in 2000.  Leo was a hardworking and dedicated employee.

In the early 1960’s, Leo met and married Johnita Martin. To this union one son, Patrick, was born. Leo dedicated his life to his family and the Todd Town Community.  He was a humble, kindhearted person known for helping anyone in need.

Leo was a good neighbor, loyal friend, and faithful church member. He loved traveling to visit his son in Birmingham, AL, Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA. He also enjoyed flying to Los Angeles to visit his mother after she moved to California to live with her daughter.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Alma; son, Carl; sisters, Mary, Josephine, Bernice and Ann; half-sister, Beatrice; brothers Henly, Johnny, Elroy and Carlos; half-brother, Walter; adopted brother, Samuel.

He leaves behind to cherish fond memories, devoted wife, Johnita of Todd Town, AL; a devoted son, Patrick of New Orleans, LA; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild of Mobile, AL; sister, Carolyn Nicholson of La Mirada, California; devoted brother Charlie Cox, Jr of Todd Town, AL; sisters-in-law Gloria Cox of Houston, TX: Ida Cox of Malcolm, AL, Gloria Gibbs (George) of Mexia, AL, Bettie Bryant (Frank) of Los Angeles, CA, Emelia Kennedy and Lillie Davis, both of Frisco City, AL; two special friends, Tracey Stewart and Tyrone Monigan; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Services

Public Viewing
Friday
January 6, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home
203 E. Ross Street
Jackson, AL 36545

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 7, 2023

12:00 PM
Pine Chapel Baptist Church #2
829 Toddtown Road
Toddtown, AL 36545

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 7, 2023

Pine Chapel Baptist Church #2
829 Toddtown Road
Toddtown, AL 36545

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