Lydia Katherine Cox

November 17, 1987July 18, 2021

Lydia Katherine Cox, age 33, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Lydia was born November 17, 1987. Lydia was a loving , devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her laugh and smile were infectious and she was loved by all who knew her. She received her Master's Degree in Spanish and had a passion for the language as well as her students. Lydia always had a passion for giving of herself.

She passed away during childbirth. Being a surrogate mother was on her bucket list. She wanted to give the gift of a child to a couple that would otherwise never experience parenthood. During this journey, Lydia bonded and her entire family bonded closely with the chosen couple. Lydia did indeed give the gift of a son and accomplished this bucket list item. She will forever be loved and cherished.

Lydia leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Trey Cox, her children Kingston Barnes, Dominic Garcia, Carlos Garcia and Logan Cox. She also leaves behind her father Stephen Johnson, Dad Dennis Guion and mother Anne Nachod and countless loving family members and friends.

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Monica Pierre

July 26, 2021

Sending my sincere sympathies to all of the family. May you find grace and solace in your loving memories of Lydia.

Rosa Davis

July 25, 2021

I remember taking classes with Lydia a few years back at South Alabama. She was very enthusiastic about teaching. And we as a class, as well as the instructor, was so impressed of how well she spoke Spanish, and the energy that she had about her while reviewing class assignments.

You will truly be missed, Lydia.
Gone too soon!💔💔

Beatriz Jimenez

July 25, 2021

It was such a great time taking classes with Lydia at South and working with her at the language lab. I remember she would read Curious George books in Spanish to my son when we didn’t have any students to tutor. After college, she always did what she needed to provide for her son and her, even if she had to drive all the way to Citronelle for her 1st job as a teacher. Even as life events took us in different directions, when we would coincide in district training sessions, we’d always pick up right where we left off. In Nov. of 2014, she invited me and others to a gathering for a special event at a Mexican restaurant. She was so happy, surrounded by her dad and closest friends. This pic. was taken that day. Remember, Anna, when we attended your baby shower and she kept us all entertained for hours?! We laughed and had such a great time! She sure knew how to brighten up a room. Prior to COVID, when we had the last training session scheduled by the district, I don’t remember what we were discussing in class but she referred to someone as “culero” and we all laughed so hard! Even the instructor was not expecting this. She and I sang part of “Atrévete” by Calle 13 and I always think of her when I hear this song. She said that she was so happy to have married Trey and was looking forward to being with him together and raising their family. We were so happy for her and congratulated her.
Lydia could easily brighten up someone’s day. She was always very friendly and helping others. She always worked very hard and did a great job at whichever school she was assigned to work. She prided herself in teaching AP courses at Davidson High, something that many of us have yet to accomplish. A great teacher is never forgotten, and neither is a great friend. She will certainly be missed. My deepest condolences to all her family members. I take nothing but great memories of her and the pleasure of having known her and learned so much from her. ¡Que Dios te de eterno descanso, amiga!

Laura DeWitt

July 23, 2021

She will be so missed. I have so many fond memories of her when we were both single moms with boys the same age nearly ten years ago. I know the little time she had with her boys will be greatly treasured. Rest In Peace Lydia ❤️