OBITUARY

Evelyn Cox

November 18, 1941January 1, 2019
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Evelyn Ann Medine Cox, 77, was one of the matriarchs of the Medine and Cox families. She was a caring, generous soul whose faith and family were always the most important things in her life. She shared her love of family with her nine brothers and sisters, her in-laws, and her rather large extended family from the Medine, Cox, Guidry and Gonzales families. She gave of herself selflessly and tirelessly to her friends and family for her entire life, even as she fought courageously through her own battle with cancer. Helping others defined her earthly life and her family takes great comfort in knowing that she is now sharing in God’s heavenly reward for her. Evelyn was the oldest daughter to the late Allen and Emma Medine of White Castle, Louisiana. She was a devoted wife of 46 years to the late Willie Anthony “Billy” Cox, of Pierre Part, and she spent the last several years of their life together caring for Billy as he suffered and ultimately died of complications from Alzheimer’s. She was a native of White Castle and graduated from White Castle High School in 1959. She served many roles over her lifetime, including as a homemaker, physician’s assistant, secretary, salesperson, and bookkeeper. She was also a lifetime member of the White Castle Jaynes, among other charitable and service organizations. Evelyn was called to heaven on January 1, 2019 after a long batter with cancer. She is survived by her three children, Dwayne “Dac” (Tracy) of Plaquemine, Ricky (Stacey) of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Charlene Gautreau (Alden) of Gonzales; her seven grandchildren, Andy Ewen (Kristin), Eric Ewen (Devin Ruiz), Codi Cox Ross (Mike), Cayne Cox (Victoria), Preston Cox, Madison Cox, and Kaitlyn Cox; and one great-grandson, Mackenzie “Mack” Ross. She is also survived by her brothers, Curtis Medine, Sr., Calvin Medine, Sr., Donald Medine, Sr., S.J. Medine and by her sister, Diane Medine Boone; sisters-in-law, Georgiana Cox and Joan Cox; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Louis Medine, Sr. and Emma Gonzales Medine; mother-in-law, Euphemie Guidry Cox, Brent J. Cox, Sr.; brothers, Andrew Medine, Sr., Allen Medine, Jr., and Gerald Medine, Sr.; sister, Shirley Medine and brother-in-law, Brent J. Cox, Jr. Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Rev. Paul Yi will be the Celebrant. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum immediately following the funeral Mass. Pall bearers will be Curtis Medine, Sr., Calvin Medine, Sr., Donald Medine, Sr., S.J. Medine, Andy Ewen, Eric Ewen, Cayne Cox, and Preston Cox. The family would like to recognize and thank the physicians and staff at Our Lady of the Lake Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, especially, Andrew McWhorter, M.D, Bryan Bienvenu, M.D., and Robert Fields, M.D.; the administration and staff at Azalea Estates Assisted Living Facility in Gonzales, and a special note of appreciation to Diane Medine Boone, Joan Cox, and Kay Lawrence for their compassion and care for Evelyn particularly in the past months and weeks prior to her passing. In lieu of flowers, the family would kindly request that you consider making a donation to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (https://marybird.org/donate/) or The American Cancer Society of Baton Rouge. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyn Cox

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Dotty Ann Haynes Vincent

January 4, 2019

I haven’t seen Evelyn in many years but wanted to offer my condolences to her family. She, her Mama and daddy were always so sweet to me.

Nita Guillot Lindsly

January 4, 2019

Prayers of comfort and peace to all of you during this difficult time. I’m so sad to hear of Ms. Evelyn’s passing🙏🏻

Darlene Perret Harrison

January 3, 2019

Our prayers and hearts are with you all. Cannot think of a time as we were growing up that we ever visited the country that we didn’t stop and visit w the Medine and Cox family. The children were young and precious to us all. Time flies but we cherish the memories, laughs, humor, their voices and love they shared with us all! Prayers and love. A special lady is hugging her Billy again. God bless. Prayers for all.

Laura Pence

January 3, 2019

Cayne & Victoria,
We are thinking of you both and your families, and we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for everyone.
Hugs,
Uncle Greg & Aunt Laura

Celeste Bolotte

January 3, 2019

Our deepest sympathy she was such a sweet person!! May God comfort all of you at this time!!!
Celeste and Rick Bolotte

Judy Burleigh

January 3, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Medine and Cox Families! Prayers extended to all.

Margaret McGreevy

January 2, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I remember our neighbor, Mrs. Evelyn, from my childhood in Belle Grove. She was a very sweet lady. God bless you during this difficult time.
Margaret (Chorak) McGreevy

Kristine Landry McCarthy

January 2, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. May your treasured memories comfort you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY