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William M. Cox III


Sunrise: February 8, 1979

Sunset: May 10, 2018

William McKinley Cox, III, entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Bon Secours Maryview  Medical Center.  William was born on February 8, 1979 to William McKinley Cox, Jr. and Sheila Nydia Ross Cox. He grew up in the Lambert’s Point section of Norfolk and later moved to Oliver Avenue in South Norfolk. William was a 1997 graduate of Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, VA. He was a Longshoreman with I.L.A. Local 1970 for 13 years. He often referred to his coworkers as his brothers and sisters.

William was affectionately called “Lil’ Man” by his family and Will by his friends and classmates. He was known by all to be an extremely giving person. If he had it, you could get it. He was a very supportive friend and a wonderful role model as a big brother to both Latron and Nekeecia. Will was the peacemaker in the family; he loved gatherings, especially the ones where there was lots of food. He was deeply loved by everyone. You cannot find anyone who had an unkind word to say about him.

Will was predeceased by his beautiful mother, Sheila N. Ross Cox. He leaves to cherish his memory his father, William  McKinley Cox, Jr. (Juanita), his brother and best friend Latron Cox (Monnica), his sister Nekeecia Cox Woodson (Kenny), niece Keniyah Woodson, aunts Mollie Cox Baynes (Benjamin), Joyce Johnson, Mary Cox Wiggins (McNeal), Geraldine Cochran and Katrina Ross Pitsielis (Panayiotis), uncles Jerome Cox and David Cox, and an abundance of cousins and friends who loved him immensely. Will’s wonderful smile and beautiful spirit will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. We all love you Lil’ Man but we accept that God loves you the most.

Viewing Thursday, May 17, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE Friday, May 18, 2018 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23504

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    Shelbie Phillips says

    My deepest condolences to Will’s family. He was a great friend of mine and he will be truly missed. I’m praying for the family at this difficult time.

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    Nicole says

    May the God of tender mercies(Psalm 83:18) comfort you for the days ahead, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

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    Sandie Bazemore Leathers says

    I pray God bless, comfort and keep the family of Will Cox. You are a true testament to the life Will lived- a life of kindness, humor and generosity. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, Will.

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    Kimme Hill says

    My prayers & sincere condolences goes out to all of Will’s family. I am still in such great disbelief. My heart is heavy & deeply saddend by this loss. He will forever be in my family hearts. He is my son’s Godfather & he will be greatly missed & never forgotten. We love you will. 😢🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Keith billups says

    I worked with brother Cox and he was a true and good spirited person. I will truly miss seeing his funny witted ways. Real genuine brother that will always be someone I called a friend. They don’t make too many like him ! Rest in heaven my brother ! Never forgotten !!!

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    Juanita FloydCox says

    William, you certainly will be missed by me.
    We’ve never had a cross word, you’ve come by and eaten at our table and you always checked in on your Dad and me. “You didn’t come out of my womb; but you leaped into my heart” And, that’s where you will always stay. Still love you…
    Your StepMom AKA MommaDukes
    Minister Juanita F. Cox, BSN,RN

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    Robert & Qui says

    My prayers go out to your family. You will truly be missed. Such a good person. Rob really enjoyed working with you. I valued the friendship yall had.

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    Kendra Ridley says

    Will I love you so much! My heart is broken. I never imagined I would have to be here without you. Through the good and bad, I’m going to ALWAYS carry you with me!!

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    Dominiqe Fitchett says

    Deepest condolences to the Cox family…Cant imagine the paid, but I do know GOD is a healer!! Luv u guys, and praying for strength at this time

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    Shuron Poteat says

    I want to offer my condolences to The Cox family. I can’t believe that my friend is not with us anymore but I know God doesn’t make any mistakes. Will was a wonderful loving person whom meant a lot to me and I love him dearly. I pray for strength for his family and his friends during this trying time. Will I love you and may you rest in paradise.

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    Shahlen Bradley-Moore says

    To the Cox Family…May you find peace and comfort from the memories of LOVE and LAUGHTER you all have shared with Will. I will continue to keep you in prayer. God bless you!🙏🏾

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    Brandon White says

    My deepest condolences to your family! Every time I saw you, you always had a smile on your face. We didn’t work side by side but we were ILA brothers and will always be. I’ll remember the last time I saw you a few weeks before your passing at the Twisted Pig where we ate lunch with 6 other ILA brothers that day! The Lord has called upon you to serve him now, until we meet again! R.I.P brother. 🙏

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    Eileen Chesson says

    So sadden by the lose of a young gentleman. We don’t know when we will fall asleep but know that GOD will provide comfort to the family. I feel the Cox family is my family whom I love dearly. Lil Man will forever be remembered. Continue to pray for God’s kingdom.

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    Darnell L.Covil says

    Prayers and fond memories are what we will always have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. My most heartfelt condolences to the Cox family. R.I.P my friend.

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