Mary Cox

SOCIETY HILL — Mary Aycock Cox, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. A funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 29, in Welsh Neck Baptist Church. The family received friends one hour prior to the service, with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. Born April 8, 1936, in Chesterfield County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie Polson Aycock. Mary started working in the insurance industry at 17 and continued until she retired at 83. She will be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed gardening and blessing others in her community with her coconut and pecan pies and her fruitcakes. She was always doing for others, often in a quiet manner without recognition. Mary loved her grandchildren, was strong in her faith and loved her church. Surviving is her son, Joe Cox; her grandchildren, Jordan (Aubree) Cox of Lexington, Jake (Jessica) Cox of Florence, John Austin “Jace” Cox, Jonah Cox, both of Darlington; and a great-grandchild, Kennedy Palmer Cox. She was preceded in death along with her parents; her husband, Jerry Allen Cox Sr.; her sons Jerry Allen “Jay” Cox Jr., Marion Dewey Cox, John Adrian Cox; six brothers, John, Melvin, Bill, Phillip, Marion and Marvin Aycock; sisters, Rosa Lee A. Wallace, Blanche A. Johnson, Mary Ann Finkling, Betty A. Anderson and Florence Sturkie, who died two days before Mary. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502 or Welsh Neck Baptist Church PO Box 28 Society Hill, SC 29593. A guestbook is available online at

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