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Mary Margret (Sayles) Cox

March 30, 2018

MARY MARGRET COX was born to the union of Conley B. Sayles and Annie Bell Peoples in Wythe County, Virginia on September 29, 1932. She was a graduate of Wytheville Training Center in 1947. She later moved to  Conneaut, Ohio where she met and married John T. Cox; a union which lasted until his death on October 22, 2006. In 1959, the family moved to Buffalo, New York and became members of the Church of God. In Buffalo, she studied data processing and worked as a “Domestic Engineer,” raising nine children.

During her life in Buffalo, Mary and John owned and operated multiple businesses. In 1982, Mary and John retired to Clermont,  Florida and became members of Jacobs Baptist Church, where with her husband John, also owned and operated a number of businesses.

Mary was a devoted wife and mom of great strength, wisdom and loyalty whose cooking was rivaled by none. She was mom to more than her nine kids, but to all of their friends who called her “Mama Cox.” She was always willing to help those who needed her and never complained. She was a strong woman who was able to rise above the many trials and tribulations she faced throughout her life.  Her Electrifying personality was very contagious to those who were in her circle. She was a positive role model to her children and everyone who knew her. She was a beautiful woman, both inside and out, who had a smile and presence that could brighten any room.

On March 30, 2018, Mary peacefully transitioned, surrounded by the love of her family.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, John T. Cox; son, Joseph M. Cox and a granddaughter. Antoinette Cox.

Mary is survived by: Wyatt R. Cox (Lillie), John T. Cox, Flamingo D. Holtz, Edward A. Cox (Tammy), Katherine R. Jeter, Patricia D. Cox, Nancy M. Cox-Reed (Jeffrey), and Anthony C. Cox (Bonnie); fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, fifteen Great-great grandchildren; one sister, Adlen Sayles-Warren (Clarence), one brother. Joseph Sayles (Yolanda), ,and a host of nieces and nephews.


  The children write:

  My mind still talks to you.

  My heart still looks for you.

  My souls knows you are at peace

 Family will receive friends 10:00 am at Church of God Tabernacle, 526 High Street, Buffalo, New York 14211.  Funeral to follow at 11:00 am.

Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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