Minerva C. Cox

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 3, 2008

NEWPORT NEWS—Minerva C. Cox, 100, died Jan. 1, 2008, at James River Convalescent Center.

Born in Wakefield on

Dec. 22, 1907 she was the daughter of the late Emmett W. Carroll and Minerva White Carroll.

Mrs. Cox was the widow of Beverly B. Cox Jr.

She was a retired real estate secretary and a member of Hilton Baptist Church in Newport News, a longtime resident of Hilton Village in Newport News and a member of the Hilton Garden Club.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Beverly B. Cox III and

wife Dr. Brenda E. Cox of Suffolk; a daughter, Jacqueline C. Thomas and husband Harold B. of Wicomico, Va.; a granddaughter, Jennifer C. Nelson and husband,Michael of Suffolk; three grandsons, Richard R. Johnson Jr. of Tappahannock, David G. Johnson and wife Tracey of Newport News and Gregory H. Thomas and wife, Christina of Wicomico; three nephews, Benjamin Carroll of Wakefield, Dr. Clyde Carroll of Suffolk, and Buddy Goodrich of Chester, and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Brian B. Cox.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Purviance Chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Wakefield, with the Rev. Robert Parks of Main Street United Methodist Church in Suffolk, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Wakefield Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Memorial Donations, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.

Condolences may be posted on our website at www.jtmorriss.com.