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J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

OBITUARY

Carolyn Cox

October 2, 1962October 3, 2019
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On October 2, 1962, George Donald & Carol Ann Cox welcomed their first child, a daughter, naming her Carolyn Donalda. Three years later, Lyn became the "big sis" as they welcomed their second child, Matthew. The family resided in Sulphur, LA where she attended and graduated from Sulphur High School, Class of 1980. Then she attended Sowela Technical School, earning an Associates degree in Aviation Mechanics.

She embodied the term "lead by example", she was deeply rooted and proud of her family. Matt may have been the little brother, but he was her biggest hero. She was always the coolest and favorite aunt; spoiling her niece and nephew every chance she got. When they grew up and began families of their own, she was so proud of their accomplishments and was oh so proud to become a great aunt.

Her cheery demeanor would light up any room she entered, ensuring she never met a stranger or enemy, unless it was a frog.

Although having attained her degree, her deep rooted altruistic nature called her to public service where she held many positions; a medic, CPR Instructor, volunteer fire LADY for Houston River and Ward 6 Fire Departments, MAPS responder, a 17 year veteran of Calcasieu E911, Public Education Officer, and everyone's favorite photographer. She took pleasure in bringing joy to others, volunteering her time on Mothers Day and Valentines day to deliver flowers.

She loved her job as a 911 dispatcher, the only thing she possibly loved more were those 2am tone drops, always following them with a happy & cheery message to set the tone before sending "her guys" onward.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, and her parents.

She is survived by her brother Matthew (Tina) Cox of Crosby, TX; aunt Wilda (Willie) Carr of Texas; uncle Jerry Cox of Lake Charles; Aunt Jean (Jim) Wittington of Westlake; uncle Burt McGavock of Sulphur; great uncle Bill Darbone of Hackberry; niece Tasha (Michael) Murray of Dayton, TX; nephew Joshua (Leanna) Cox of Houston; great niece Addison Murray and great nephew Titus Cox as well as her extended and public safety family.

Cremation has been entrusted to Hixson Funeral Home. A celebration of life to be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6pm in the Chapel of Peace at Hixson of Lake Charles. Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 4pm till time of service.

A gofund me has been established to aid in the offset of funeral costs and donations can be made on the behalf of the family to Hixson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her brother Matthew (Tina) Cox of Crosby, TX; aunt Wilda (Willie) Carr of Texas; uncle Jerry Cox of Lake Charles; Aunt Jean (Jim) Wittington of Westlake; uncle Burt McGavock of Sulphur; great uncle Bill Darbone of Hackberry; niece Tasha (Michael) Murray of Dayton, TX; nephew Joshua (Leanna) Cox of Houston; great niece Addison Murray and great nephew Titus Cox as well as her extended and public safety family.

    She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, and her parents.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

Memories

Carolyn Cox

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Deb Rasch

October 10, 2019

Carolyn was one of my favorite people to work with while I was a LCPD Dispatcher. She never seemed to let anything get her down. One time when she got some flowers, the smile on her face lit up the whole room!!. My condolences to her family for the loss of a sweet soul.

Z. Lori Primeaux Coleman

October 9, 2019

All the flea markets, all the Christmas shopping, all the looking for new and different "Cross" pens to add to your collections...and then you got me started on collecting them🤦‍♀️😊... all the times we delivered flowers on Mother's day, and Valentine's day, on our vacation days from 911 & the fire department; oh what a blast we had.... Our trips to Starbucks, and of course me giving you many crash courses in "how to use your Facebook"🤣...
All the trips back and forth to the ER, and hospital... you were always worth it, and so much more my dear friend!
Carolyn "Lyn", those are the memories I'll forever cherish. I'll never forget your smile, your voice over the phone, over the radio and most certainly never forget your favorite saying, "Y'all have a quiet night"... giggling after you've said it, knowing full and well you've just jinxed whatever fire department you just said that too...(it wasn't going to be a quiet night for them, not at all)🤣
You touch so many lives. You've saved so many lives, many lives that you probably never met, just from a push of a button, because you were one of Calcasieu Parish E911's very best dispatchers... Your one of a kind...
There's only a few of born that can do that job with your eyes closed. God has decided it's time that he needs you to assist him up above.
Till we meet again my friend... I promise, you will never be forgotten.
Z-Lori 🚒🔥❤✌🐾 #FireLife

Shantel Viltz

October 9, 2019

Carolyn was one of the best supervisors I was able to receive training from at 911. She whipped me into shape quick with radio calls and flying her "pink pig" around Calcasieu Parish when she noticed I was sluggish at 1am. I will truly miss you Carolyn, may you rest in eternal peace.

Teri Parker

October 9, 2019

All of us at Ward 6 Fire Dept will miss Carolyn. She was one of the best dispatchers ever and also served as a volunteer on our fire dept for several years. May she rest in God’s perfect peace

FROM THE FAMILY

Lyn & Daddy
Easter 1972

FROM THE FAMILY

Carol A Cox (34)
Lyn (9) & Matt (6)
April 9, 1972

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Easter
Carolyn & Matt
April 2, 1978

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FROM THE FAMILY

Matthew (1) & Carolyn (3)

FROM THE FAMILY

Matt (1) & Lyn (3)

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Lyn & Daddy
Easter 1972

FROM THE FAMILY

Carol A Cox (34)
Lyn (9) & Matt (6)
April 9, 1972

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Easter
Carolyn & Matt
April 2, 1978

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FROM THE FAMILY

Matthew (1) & Carolyn (3)

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Matt (1) & Lyn (3)

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Biography

On October 2, 1962, George Donald & Carol Ann Cox welcomed their first child, a daughter, naming her Carolyn Donalda. Three years later, Lyn became the "big sis" as they welcomed their second child, Matthew.
The family resided in Sulphur, LA where she attended and graduated from Sulphur High School, Class of 1980. Then she attended Sowela Technical School, earning an Associates degree in Aviation Mechanics.

She embodied the term "lead by example", she was deeply rooted and proud of her family. Matt may have been the little brother, but he was her biggest hero. She was always the coolest and favorite aunt; spoiling her niece and nephew every chance she got. When they grew up and began families of their own, she was so proud of their accomplishments and was oh so proud to become a great aunt.

Her cheery demeanor would light up any room she entered, ensuring she never met a stranger or enemy, unless it was a frog.

Although having attained her degree, her deep rooted altruistic nature called her to public service where she held many positions; a medic, CPR Instructor, volunteer fire LADY for Houston River and Ward 6 Fire Departments, MAPS responder, a 17 year veteran of Calcasieu E911, Public Education Officer, and everyone's favorite photographer. She took pleasure in bringing joy to others, volunteering her time on Mothers Day and Valentines day to deliver flowers.

She loved her job as a 911 dispatcher, the only thing she possibly loved more were those 2am tone drops, always following them with a happy & cheery message to set the tone before sending "her guys" onward.

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, and her parents.

She is survived by her brother Matthew (Tina) Cox of Crosby, TX; aunt Wilda (Willie) Carr of Texas; uncle Jerry Cox of Lake Charles; Aunt Jean (Jim) Wittington of Westlake; uncle Burt McGavock of Sulphur; great uncle Bill Darbone of Hackberry; niece Tasha (Michael) Murray of Dayton, TX; nephew Joshua (Leanna) Cox of Houston; great niece Addison Murray and great nephew Titus Cox as well as her extended and public safety family.

Cremation has been entrusted to Hixson Funeral Home. A celebration of life to be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6pm in the Chapel of Peace at Hixson of Lake Charles. Visitation will be Saturday beginning at 4pm till time of service.

A gofund me has been established to aid in the offset of funeral costs and donations can be made on the behalf of the family to Hixson Funeral Home.