PRAIRIE – Albert Lee “Bone” Cox, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 26, 1961, to Willie B. and Thelma Shaffer Cox. He was a member of Shady Grove-Abbott M.B. Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with Pastor Danny Gladney officiating and Pastor Avis Shelton delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Palo Alto Church Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Lillye McMillian Cox; three children, Courtnea and Casey Cox of Prairie and Terrance Thompson of Tupelo; his mother, Thelma Lee Shaffer Cox of Prairie; five sisters, Dorothy (Roosevelt) Cox, Thelma Lou (Rev. Avis) Shelton, Felicia (Chad) Lenoir, Flora (Curtis) Outlaw and Nichole Shaw; five brothers, Larry (Marilyn ) Cox, Willie Charles (Loretta) Cox, Richard (Betty) Cox, Derek (Lois) Cox and James (Hazel) Cox; his mother-in-law, Martha J. McMillian; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday with family present from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Eck and Georgia Shumpert Chapel at the funeral home.
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