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Rosemary Elder Cox

October 6, 1936May 6, 2021

Rosemary Cox, age 84, of Perkinston, Mississippi passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Rosemary was born October 6, 1936.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Murphy Waguespack, Sr.; her husband, Earl C Cox; three brothers, Murphy, Jr., Alfred and Patrick Waguespack.

Rosemary is survived by two sons; Earl Cox, Jr. (Eunice) and Ricky Cox (Regina); seven daughters; Sue Bowman (Keith), Tina Cuevas (Steve), Judy Rayburn (Brian), Vickie Bergeron (Jim), Jo Ann Hamilton (Mark), Loretta Crocker (Stephen) and Angela Lambert (Chris); one sister, Kathy Nicolosi; 34 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend Ms. Rosemary's Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:00 am, at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 27074 St. Matthew Church Road, Perkinston, Mississippi. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the hour of the mass. Burial will follow at St. Matthew the Apostle Church Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cox family.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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clint morel

May 20, 2021

My condolences to the the whole family. I wish I had more time to know Mrs. Rosemary a lot better before she was called home to be with our saviour in heaven. I know the first time she met me I don't think she was sure about me being with her granddaughter Mandy but when she showed up to our wedding ceremony to show her support it filled my heart with joy. Going to all the family functions at her home, I could feel the love and acception from her and the family. Coming from a small family of my own, my family just got bigger. You will be missed Mrs. Rosemary and you don't have to worry about your granddaughter Mandy because I will take very good care of her. Love you more.

Mandy Hamilton

May 20, 2021

To our earthly Superwoman, AKA my mawmaw, Rosemary Cox. How many woman do you know with 9 children? 34 grandchildren? 50 great-grands? Plus 3 (& counting) great-great grands? Just like a huge oak tree, with limbs sprouting out as it grows, she also produced enough seeds necessary to form hers, known as the Cox Family Tree.
I remember being 7 or 8 years old. Every weekend was a treat, when going to mawmaw and pawpaws house. Staying up late, watching Children of the 🌽. Hanging out in the corner recliner with pawpaw. Blankets covering the entire livingroom floor, so all my cousins had a place to sleep. Then waking up early to the smell of coffee brewing in the kitchen. I can still hear the tinkering of spoons hitting up against all sides of those mugs. Everyone needed their sugar. Especially the kids. 😂
Eating pickles underneath the tables at the Bayou Liberty Civics Center. I felt proud walking up to the concession with a few quarters in my hand. It was that first taste of a lil freedom for me, being able to do so on my own. Mom use to play bingo with all her sisters there. Can’t count the softball games I caught the ends of, in that field beside the building. I can still remember the last time I saw Granny Cox alive.
I believe her 90th birthday was held there too. When you saw her strolling toward you in that wheelchair, she’d pucker up her lips. My mind always wondered, should I run from those sloppy kisses, or take my lick. But, I always took it. It didn’t mean I wasn’t wiping my cheek the second I lost sight of her. 😂 All these sentimental memories will live on in my heart and mind though
I regret not speaking at her service, but I was a bag of nerves that rainy day. I tried to remind pawpaw of all my childhood memories, last time I got to spend with him. He chose to call out Granny Cox’s name instead. I guess he was ready to see her. I know it meant the world to Mawmaw, having us all there to comfort him. We ❤️ u more mawmaw.

Donna Peel

May 11, 2021

Condolences to Stesfanie and her family...Ms Rosemary is wrapped in God’s arm forever.

BJ Cox

May 11, 2021

Mawmaw I love you more! Till the day we meet again, you will be in my thoughts. You taught me what it was to sacrifice for others. My very first memories are of you cooking for all of us, taking care of sometimes 10 scrapes and bruises at a time, herding us like cats. we got to start our day, every day with your smile. I remember seeing a line of kids asking for Mawmaw every morning at Bayou Woods because they knew if they had no money for breakfast you would have them covered without a question. We grew up in a house where everyone was there because if the family was struggling, you didn't hesitate to help with everything yall had. I remember the Civic center and the holidays where you were cooking and organizing and never once do I remember getting yelled at or told as a child I was an inconvenience or in the way. You always made sure we were fed and had games to play and things to keep us busy. When we came home full of red dirt from head to toe, you never scolded us just laughed and threw us towels and extra clothes even if they were Pawpaw's clothes and to big for us. I remember most, the pots of coffee, where even at 7-8 years old at 3 in the morning, we didn't feel like kids, chatting and drinking our coffee milk. You taught me to value everyone in my life and that letting things go sometimes was a better plan than arguing, a lesson I am still trying to master. You taught me that sometimes listening is the best gift you can give someone. I love you the most Rosemary Cox! I pray for the strength of my Dad and my Mom, and the strength of all 8 of his siblings and their spouses who she treated as her own, for all my cousins, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on who will truly be affected without your presence. I wish I could have kissed and hugged you one more time. But for me, that is a feeling I will never lose as you also taught me to savor a great hug, that it was more than just a greeting. Love you more Mawmaw

Diane Hariel

May 10, 2021

Loretta & Angela,

My prayers and condolences to you and your family. May God wrap His arms of comfort around each of you.

Henry Cox

May 7, 2021

Aunt Rosemary and uncle Bumie always had room for me and my brother every summer even though they had a house full looked forward to going there every year thanks so much
Love y'all

Diana Waguespack

May 7, 2021

My wonderful aunt who was my godmother along with her late husband uncle earl who was my godfather ,,, my mother and her were best friends and she introduced my dad too my mother ,,, I wish I could attend her service but not getting too New Orleans until may 14 she will be in my prayers and thoughts ,,,
Love you Diana your niece