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Wilhemene Cox


Sunrise: September 4, 1952

Sunset: May 19, 2021

On May 19, 2021, our heavenly father called home our beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Wilhemene Cox, to be present with Him.

Wilhemene was born on September 4, 1952, to the late Inez Raby and the late Eugene Samuels. She was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System. Wilhemene was employed by General Foam Plastics as a line worker for twenty-two years until she retired.

Wilhemene was greatly loved and truly respected by those that came into her presence. She loved attending church, listening to gospel music and watching western movies. She especially loved keeping and loving on the grands and great-grands. As well as bringing them to church whenever she could to get them to know the God she loved to worship and serve.

She had a heart of gold and would help anyone that needed it. She loved to laugh and joke with everyone. Wilhemene served on many committees in church. She was the preparer for communion each month as well as being on Brown Bag Ministry (praying and feeding the homeless) in which she did faithfully and loved.

Wilhemene was preceded in death by her mother, Inez Raby; father, Eugene Samuels; brothers, Eugene Samuels and Charlie Raby. Wilhemene is loved and will be sorely missed, yet remembered by her companion of many years, Melvin Hunter; her three children, Karen Ballance, Sharon Cox, Melvin Cox and brother Curtis Samuels. She will also be missed by her four grandchildren; Kenneth, CleShaun (Rosalyn), Cleontae and Makayla; six great-grandchildren; Kenneth Jr., Keyshawn, Aubrey, Clarissa, Cherish and Caihir; along with her beloved nieces, nephews, and goddaughter. Her best friend of sixty years, Brenda Norman. As well as other relatives and friends, whom she loved dearly.

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    Elaine Reed says

    Our prayers and condolences are with the Cox’s Family. May the peace of Christ keep and comfort you❤ ~The Reed Family~

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    Iesha Barnes-Blackledge says

    No more pain… no more suffering. I’ll miss your spunky attitude, your beautiful smile, your hugs, and your hilarious sense of humor❤️. Sleep in peace Angel.

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    Illaina Keitt-Riddick says

    To The Family
    So sorry for your lost my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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    Shirlene Thomas says

    Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom is in a better place – no more pain, suffering, appointments and doctors visits. I pray for God to give you peace during this difficult time. Blessings to you and your family. I love you with the love of the lord.

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      Cuzin James says

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love you guys 💞❤💞

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    Angie Keene says

    God has called home another angel,,,Aunt Wilhelmina you have earned your wings,,,, fly high sweetie!!! Love you your niece Angie Keene 💖😘

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    Helen says

    May the peace of God continue to comfort our family especially Uncle Melvin,Karen, Sharon and lil’ Melvin.Aunt Willamena was more than a aunt she was a true friend and will be missed tremendously. RIH my sweet angel no more pain,cancer free😇

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    Pastor Bruce Purnell and First Lady Dianna Purnell says

    God gave her , her wings and she took off to her Heavenly.He only picks he best. Our prayers are with you and your Family. Hold on to GODs hands and he will lead and guide you through this time. This time of Sadness.

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    Ouilda Murphy says

    Sister Cox was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. She’ll be missed. May give the comfort and peace throughout this difficult time.

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    Keejafee outlaw says

    🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿❤️❤️❤️💪🏾💪🏾To Karen and The Cox Family So Sorry For Your Loss

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    Delois Woodhouse Pinder says

    I’m so sorry for your loss and I couldn’t make it I send my love and deepest condolences I love you all

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    Yvonne O Roberts says

    Sad for the lost of Wilhemene May she Rest in Peace

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    Ms. A. says

    Sending prayers of comfort and peace to Sharon, Karen and family. Many blessings blessing always.❤❤❤

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