A TIME TO BE BORN: Willie Nathan Cox was born on September 13, 1944 to the late Nathan and Emma Cox in Bainbridge, Georgia.
A TIME TO PLANT: He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Adam Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and after moving to New York he served at Mount Olive Baptist Church where he sang faithfully in the choir. He later returned to Georgia, and served as Deacon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
A TIME TO BE EDUCATED: He was educated in the Decatur County School system graduating from Hutto High School. He enlisted in the United State Army and served during the Vietnam War where he received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service with Bronze Star, and Overseas Service Medal and Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a SP4 in the Artillery Brigade.
A TIME TO PROVIDE: He worked as a civil engineer for 32 years for Upstate New York Engineers. He retired and moved back to Georgia. He was an active member of the Burns-Shiver American Legion Post 502.
A TO BE UNITED: He married Sandra Garrett at a young age and to this union one child was born. He later met Elizabeth Horne Lott who preceded him in death and one child was born.
A TIME TO BE AT REST: He was called from labor to reward on September 14, 2020 at the Bainbridge Memorial Hospital.
A TIME TO MOURN: Children: William Cox, Roxcie Cox-Teal, Lamecia Michelle Horne, Ashonte Cox; grandchildren: Tyshaun Cox, Chamara Cox, William Cox Jr., Brianna Bernard, Shawn Bernard, Tiara Horne, Traivon Hore, Lavelle Howard, Shaniqua Howard, Nazir Day, Brandon Rodriguez, Zaria Mckenzie, Zamien McKenzie; god-children: Ronda Moore and son, Allen Bobo, Quan Parsons and daughter, Za’Khi; sisters: Janet Mitchell, Louise Close, Pearlie (James) Ramey, Roxie (John) Marshall, Linda (Leon) Hitchcock; aunts: Bertha Broughton and Panella Breedlove; loving niece: Tandria “Red” Phillips; special devoted cousin: Julia Floyd and a host of devoted nephews, nieces, relatives, special family and friends.
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