Mr. Darius Bradford Cox ,“ Big D”, departed this life suddenly Tuesday night, April 9, 2013. He was born August 31, 1992 in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Darius was baptized and joined St. Peter’s RZUA Church at an early age. He attended Dinwiddie County High School. He loved sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Falcons. He possessed a special love, affection and competitive edge for playing Madden and 2K. This became an avenue for special bonding time with his friends and he spent numerous hours doing so. He enjoyed cooking his favorite dishes, singing and dancing. His nephews and younger cousins loved the playful moments they shared together.
He was preceded in death by his Grandmother -Georgia L. Cox, Grandfather- Lester Cox, Great- Grandmothers- Leoana B. Green, and Lorine Wyche, Great-grandfather Theodore R. Wyche, Sr., Aunt- Lester J. Martin, Uncles- Iraseal Cox, great-uncles Clarence & William Wyche, John Bradford, and a devoted friend – Carlos “Snoop” Manson.
Darius was a loving son, brother, grandson, father, nephew, cousin and friend. His special love for his family & friends, sense of humor and contagious smile will be missed by all. Darius has left us too soon, but the loving memories of him will forever live in our hearts.
He is survived by his parents, Ret. GYSGT Wilkie B. Cox Sr. and Sharon E. Cox, one devoted & loving brother Wilkie B. Cox Jr. “BJ” all of Petersburg; grandmother, Helen E. Bradford (Albert) of South Chesterfield, grandfather – Nathan A. Bradford Sr. of Petersburg; daughters – Lauryn Jae Cox & Darionna Cox; aunts, Lynn Wyche (South Chesterfield) and Bertha B. Alexander of Holly Springs, MS; uncles, Leon Bradford (Marie) of Durham NC, Calvin Bradford (Jacelyn) of Chester, Nathan A. Bradford Jr. of Petersburg, Lawrence Cox (Linda) of Aurora, Illinois , Robert Cox (Dorothy) of Holly Springs, MS, Levi Cox and Grayland Cox of Holly Springs, MS, and Henry Martin – Holly Springs, MS; three nephews, Aiden Cox, T’mon Cox, and Jailen Cox; God sister, Raven E. Banks; a Goddaughter, Jahlaiya Smith.
Darius is also survived by a host of loving great aunts, great uncles, cousins, family members and friends. Devoted and special friends to include Keyona Bell, Yasmine Wilson, Alexis Parker, Sophia Wiggins, James Manson, Jaeon Chavis, Ronald Jordan, Trent Wiggins & Cadero Manson.
A Service Celebrating Darius life will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Petersburg, with the pastor, Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, Sr., officiating and Rev. Alvera Perrish, eulogizing, pastor of the St. Peters RZUA Church. Burial will follow at the Dinwiddie Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday evening, April 15, 2013 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530 South Sycamore Street, Petersburg. (804) 863-4411. www.johnsonservices.us