Melissa Renee Cox

October 27, 1981April 14, 2018

Melissa Renee Cox born October 27, 1981 passed from this life April 14, 2018 at the age of 36. Melissa resided in Lafayette, Louisiana, with the love of her life Matthew Delk, and they were anxiously awaiting the arrival of little August Journey (AJ) on May 9, 2018.

Melissa passed away unexpectedly due to a heart aneurysm and their sweet baby, August Journey, was taken by emergency C-section. August remains in critical but stable condition with dad, Matthew Delk, by her side. Melissa also leaves behind the pride of her life, her older daughter Kalayna Nicole, age 17 who resides in Bel Air, Maryland. Other family members include: Parents, Larry & Carolyn Cox; Brother, Jeremy Cox and wife Jackie; Brother, Joseph Cox; Grandmother, Lucille Scott and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held for Melissa Cox Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 2 pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel in Haughton, Louisiana, with Rev. David Scott and Rev. Jerry Dean officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be sent to Abundant Life Church Building Fund, PO Box 70177, Rosedale, MD 21237.


  • Carolyn Cox, Mother
  • Larry Cox, Father
  • Kalayna Nicole, Daughter
  • Jeremy Cox and wife Jackie, Brother
  • Joseph Cox, Brother
  • Lucille Scott, Grandmother
  • Matthew Delk, Fiance
  • And a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

  • Abundant Life Church Building Fund


  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Melissa Renee Cox

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Monica Jones

April 20, 2018

I met Melissa when I was hired by Insight Guidance Group in January 2018. I knew Melissa a short time, but she was an Angel on earth. She was always kind, loving and a great listener. She will be greatly missed.

Seth Duncan

April 18, 2018

Melissa was a beautiful woman inside and out. As a classmate from high school, I have wonderful memories of our friendship and years at Haughton High. I last saw her at our graduation lock-in. Fortunately, we chatted not to long ago. You will never be forgotten. May God bless your family.

betty caballero

April 18, 2018

Thinking of you with love and prayers.

Margaret McGaha

April 18, 2018

Loving and caring thoughts are with Melissa's family during this difficult time . So very sorry

Elaine Skinner

April 18, 2018

To my precious friends, Larry and Carolyn: Although the years have separated us, I shall never forget the wonderful memories and friendship we have shared. It could only be true that
Mellisa became such a beautiful young woman because she was such a beautiful girl-- child defined by a long
pony-tail and bright shining smile, just like her beautiful mother! I'm very sad! I'm so sorry. I love you!

Gwendolyn Braum

April 17, 2018

I am going to miss your beautiful smile. You always made everyone at work feel unique. You were easy to love. You shared parts of you and was able to let others share as well. I’ll miss your little notes.

Rest In Our Lords Arms Until we meet again.

Chris sandlin

April 17, 2018


I will always remember the good old days when we were kid and even as teenagers of all those days we spent fishing in my pirogue boat and the fish that we caught on the Tall Timber pond. My you rest in peace! You will never be forgotten so long as we never forget.

Forever your friend,


April 17, 2018

Melissa was so sweet and fun to be around, and her smile was contagious. A party barge will never be the same again - such good times! Miss her already. Much love and healing vibes to Matt and August Journey, and to her extended family and friends.