James Travis Cox

November 5, 1992July 10, 2018

James Travis Cox, age 25 of Livonia, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born in Southfield, Michigan on November 5,1992 to James Mark and Debbie (Coon) Cox. Travis was smart, resourceful, and a natural leader. He was a gifted athlete playing hockey and golf while at Stevenson High School where he graduated in 2011. He attended CMU pursuing entrepreneurship and worked for his father’s company, Bushwackers Landscaping. He was survived by his loving parents James (Lynne) Cox and Debbie (Robert) Cox-Norton, his beloved sisters Christina and her husband Nick Palazzolo and Alicia Cox and her fiancé Ben Palazzolo, his caring grandmother Marilyn Cox, his sweet nephew and niece as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather James Gilbert Cox and his grandparents Robert and Betty Coon.Travis’ hobbies included listening to music, working out and spending time outdoors. If you knew Travis, you won't soon forget his humor; he loved being silly and was a natural at making people laugh. All who knew him will remember his good heart and dynamic personality. For these things and so much more his passing will leave a deep hole in the hearts of all who loved him.


  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018

James Travis Cox

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Alicia Cox

July 18, 2018

This photo (Mother's Day) was the last time we all got together, little did I know it would be the last time I got to really see you and spend time with you. I saw you Memorial day out at the lake, but only for a moment before you left. I don't even know what to say. I'm so thankful for all the memories that we got to build from childhood to recently, no one could make us laugh like you did. You were the best little brother I could ever ask for. Always there if I needed you to kill a spider even if you did try to scare me with it after like you were going to put it on me. All the memories we made on family vacations, especially the reoccurring Saugatuck or dad's place in Florida. I can't even begin to explain all the fun times, laughter and loved that we shared. I'm so happy that I said I loved you and gave you a big hug every time I saw you for this past so many years. I still wish I could hug you so badly right now and tell you how much I love you. I know that you knew that we all loved you so much. This photo brings me so much joy, you were really doing well here and we shared so many laughs that day over brunch. Talking about fitness, life, dreams, goals and just laughing at funny things mom would do like wanting to share her meal so badly with Christina. You said that she talked about it the whole ride there. lol of course mom would have that all planned out. I remember sharing my extra toast with you, I always loved to give you my leftovers and knew you would enjoy them. I'm so happy that you and mom came over after and got to see the apartment for the first time. Even though you weren't at the apartment long, it meant so much for you to see it. I remember showing you my studio and we talked about the art on the wall. I remember you seeing the lion I drew and can't believing how real it looked since it had been so long since you had last seen it. That lion picture will always remind me of you. I love you and you are forever in my heart. - Alicia