OBITUARY

Dixie Lee COX

November 19, 1960May 3, 2019

Dixie Lee (Taylor) Cox, of Bellaire, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2019 after a valiant battle with leukemia. Dixie was born November 19, 1960 in Pasadena, Texas to her mother, Sharna (Lemon) Taylor, who received her in Heaven with her brother, Jeffrey Taylor.

Dixie was a graduate of Sam Rayburn High School and the University of Houston. A lifelong sports fan, Dixie loved the Astros and Rockets and felt most comfortable in the baseball bleachers as a Bellaire Little League mom. She was an avid Jazzerciser and loved to travel to Italy and the One & Only in Los Cabos, Mexico. Dixie was a current member of West University Baptist Church having moved her membership a few years ago from First Baptist Church of Pasadena.

Dixie’s legacy lives on through her beloved husband of almost thirty years, Mark, and children, Evan, Caroline, and Sharna, son-in law, Jose Caceres, and their children Noémie and Estefan. Dixie is survived by her father, Brad Taylor, and brother, Alex Taylor. Dixie’s laughter and smile will be cherished by numerous nieces and a nephew, extended family, and friends.

A celebration of Dixie Cox’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019 at West University Baptist Church at 6218 Auden, Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation of blood, money or volunteer time to MD Anderson Hospital in her name. To honor her lifelong love of sports, attendees are invited to wear their favorite sports jersey. The family will hold a private burial service.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharna (Lemon) Taylor, Mother
  • Jeffrey Taylor, Brother
  • Brad Taylor, Father
  • Mark Cox, Husband
  • Alex r Taylo, Brother
  • children, Evan, Caroline, and Sharna, son-in law, Jose Caceres, and their children Noémie and Estefan.
    Dixie’s laughter and smile will be cherished by numerous nieces and a nephew, extended family, and friends.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 10, 2019

Memories

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Denise Bishop

May 9, 2019

Our family was fortunate to spend many happy years living a few houses down from the Cox family. I adored Dixie, her trademark laugh and sitting in the stands, watching our kid’s teams play. I enjoyed watching my son Alex and Caroline play basketball at home, laugh and just enjoy hanging out. I got to know Sharna and her husband and loved seeing Mark and Evan playing catch in the front yard. I am so sorry for your loss, my love and prayers to Mark, Sharna, Caroline, Evan and their whole family.

Jeff Dailey

May 8, 2019

Truly a lovely person who lit up a room with her beautiful heart and genuine regard for others, as well as her lovely and winning laughter, I was so privileged to know you three, wonderful Mark and Dixie and Sharna and see the two precious additions to the Cox clan come along. At the center of every gathering was Dixie, God rest her wondrous soul.

Prayers to you and yours, Mark, and please know that my heart goes out to you. Please hold your family close with all the good blessings that surrounded you and Dixie through the nearly thirty years of your life together. Please hold those blessings ever close, even at this saddest of times and, Mark, know you are in my thoughts and prayers, surrounded by the love of so many who want you to take good care of yourself, remain open to the Lord always, and know too that Dixie remains at the center of so many lives, now and forever.

Catherine Graham

May 8, 2019

What a woman! I recall the day I met Dixie walking into the West U Jazzercise facility in June 1994 and enrolling as a student. Her affable nature welcomed me with proverbial open arms. In the ensuing 25 years, she wrapped those arms around me many times - to throw a baby shower for the woman who didn't plan to have children, to comfort me when my son was quite ill, to share stories of our lovely mothers who, we believed, were friends in heaven. Now, you truly are "Together Again" and I'll think of you if I can get Pat to put in a set! ;-) Love you Dixie!

Cheryl Grummons

May 5, 2019

We all shared such great times as part of the Bellaire little league, and Dixie was such an important part of the organization. She was a real sweetheart and will be missed by many.
Mack Williamson and the Grummons family.