Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL


James "J. B." B. Cox

September 9, 1965November 1, 2019

COX, JAMES “J. B.”, age 54 of Trussville, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, James “Jake” Cox; and grandchildren, Abby Acord, Stephen Pope, Zara Jade Strawn, Gallagher Acord and Amaranth Acord. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, LaNita Futrell Cox; mother, JoAnn Buster (Kenneth); daughters, Kimberly Acord (Tony), Kelsi Strawn (Cole) and Kallie Pope (Joshua); honorary daughter, Rachel Treece; brothers, Keith Cox (Faith) and Tommy Cox; and grandchildren, Avalynn Acord, Reggenald Pope, Treyton Acord and Leighton Pope. J. B. worked for Konica Minolta Business Solutions for 32 years and was a member of North Valley Church in Margaret, AL. His family will celebrate his life at North Valley Church on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with visitation from 11-12 and a memorial service beginning at 12. Memorial donations may be made to Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


James "J. B." B. Cox

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Sally Adams

November 8, 2019

JB and his family moved to Taylorville about the same time we did. I had gone to Calvary Baptist to check out the church and JB was there also. Both of our spouses were a little under the weather but our families became fast friends. Our kids were close in age so they did a lot of things together. JB also came to our office to work on our copier - I always requested him because he was the best. My heart goes out to Lanita and the family for strength and peace. You are loved.

Shirley Adams

November 5, 2019

J.B. was always such a kind man. My son spent many hours at their house. LaNita cut the kids hair. Through Church and school we knew all the kids. J.B. was a man of many talents from concrete counter tops to hard wood floors. He and LaNita could do anything they put their minds too and it always looked professional! We loved J.B. and he will be missed. R.I.P. J.B. Prayers for the entire family during this difficult time and the days to follow! With Deepest Sympathy, Shirley and Angela

Stacey Myers

November 4, 2019

I worked with J.B. He was so up-beat and made each day brighter. I will truely miss him. Prayers for his family during this hard time.

Deb Hoewing

November 4, 2019

JB was a wonderful, Godly man. Bob always enjoyed their talks when he came to the school and then at church. Our prayers and love are with you LaNita and family. You'll always be a part of our church family at Calvary. Praise God for your testimonies and love for the Lord!! Thanking God for our Heavenly home that awaits us and for the one JB enjoys now!!

Teresa Nelson

November 4, 2019

LaNita and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. JB was one of the good ones. It was so evident that he was a great husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend to many. A Godly man. I know he is no longer suffering and rejoicing in Heaven with our Almighty Father.
Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our hearts and in our prayers.


Teresa, Ed and Noah Nelson
Taylorville, Illinois

Joan Thomas

November 4, 2019

It was an honor and blessing to know JB. A true man of God. My love to his family.