Gabriel Mykal Angelus Cox, age 3, of Starke, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2012, Easter Sunday morning in the Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Gabe was born on November 3, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida and had courageously battled the cancer known as Neuroblastoma, for the past two years. Gabe and his family are members of the Highland First Baptist Church of Starke. He was a brave and happy little boy who never let anything affect his ability to laugh and smile. Gabe loved anything to do with “Thomas the Train”, “Curious George” and “Sponge Bob Square Pants”. Gabe very much enjoyed playing with his trains and he loved his brother and sister very much. Gabe will forever be remembered for his “infectious” smile. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mykah Cox, paternal grandparents, Barbara Robinson and Wayne Cox and maternal grandmother, Judy Danella.
Gabe is survived by his parents, Travis and Jennifer Danella Cox; his brother, Joseph Danella and his sister, Triniti Cox; maternal grandfather, John Danella, Sr. all of Starke; and his aunts and uncles, John Danella Jr., Tina Sherrod, Sue Little, Terri Johnson, and Chris Cox.
Funeral services for Gabriel will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Melvin officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to account #7112 at any Peoples State Bank location.