John “Sonny” Cox was born on November 3, 1933 in Pamplico, South Carolina to Clyde Cox and Carrie McWhite Cox. He was the youngest of two siblings born to this union. Sonny Boy as he was affectionately called by family and friends, peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on Saturday night, December 12, 2020.
John was educated in the public school system of Florence County South Carolina (Pamplico). At an early age he received Christ and became a member of Mill Branch AME Church in Pamplico, SC.
In May of 1953 John married Eddie Mae Cain and to this union they were blessed with one daughter and one son.
John was a hard worker and provider for his family having worked for over 40 years at Flav-A-Rich Dairy and Sealtest Dairy. He was also a farmer and owner of the beloved “Cox’s Grill” during his early years.
John was an avid gardener and loved planting a huge garden of vegetables that he was happy to share with the community. He was most content when he was outdoors and loved sitting outside in nature and chatting with local hunters and friends. On the weekends, John would like to visit members of the community and would often share home cooked meals with the sick and shut in.
Those who were close to John, knew that he loved his dog Macy, who came into his live 7 years ago and stayed dutifully by his side until his very last days.
In addition to his parents, Clyde Cox and Carrie McWhite Cox, he was preceded in death by his sister Wilhemina Cox Johnson and his loving wife Eddie Mae Cain Cox.
Survivors left to cherish John’s memory include his loving daughter Freda Cox of Pamplico, SC and son Joey Cox of Kirkland, Washington; granddaughter Debasha Cox of Brooklyn, New York; a beloved niece who was like a daughter to John, Henrietta Johnson Becoat of Queens, New York; a great-niece Pleshett Johnson and great-nephew Basil Becoat both of Queens New York; six nieces and one nephew; one great-great-niece and two great-great-nephews; a special cousin, Ms. Alma Lee Davis and other cousins and friends.