Ruth Laverne Cox

Ruth Cox

Today we celebrate the life of Ruth Cox, a daughter born to Eli and Reacy Collins on September 27, 1939 in Teague, Texas. Patty grew up in a Christian household with nine siblings. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and made a joyful noise while playing the piano at First Baptist Church in Teague. During her high school years, she became a majorette at Teague High School. As a young adult, she worked at Hermann Hospital. Later she became and retired as a cook after 20 years of service. Patty enjoyed cooking for her family and friends as it was her way of expressing love to so many. Ruth married AJ Cox January 16, 1963 in Houston, Texas and they raised five children. Patty made her final transition from this earthly life into eternal rest on March 27, 2018 at 3:15am. She is preceded in death by her parents Eli and Reacy Collins, husband AJ Cox, son Jeffery G. Cox, three sisters: Hazel Lewis, Vera McAdams, and Laura Thompson; two brothers: Eli Collins Jr and Lonzo Collins. Patty leaves to cherish her memories one sister: Marcie Anderson, three brothers: Lawrence Collins (Alice), Luis Collins (Billie), and Lozell Collins (Mae). She also leaves behind her children: Sabrina Collins, Elliot Collins, Muriel Cox, Lisa Cox, and Sandy Cox daughter-inlaw; seven grandchildren: Fallon Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Jeffery J Cox, Lorenzo Blackmon, Aesha Blackmon, AJ Blackmon, and Jasyn Cox; two great grandchildren: Carter Rhea and Amira Nelson along with a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.   

A public visitation will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 starting at 9am at Southeast Community Church  located at 10413 Ashville Drive, Houston, Texas 77051.  The church service will start promptly at 11am with a burial to follow.  Burial to follow at Houston Memorial Gardens,