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Portia "Mimi" Cox

August 26, 1949 — December 22, 2023

Portia “Mimi” Cox, 74, of Groves, Texas, passed away on December 22, 2023, at her home in Groves, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas, with Remembrances shared by her loved ones at 6:00 p.m.

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on August 26, 1949, she was the daughter of Nolan and Lucille Doland. Portia was a long-time member of Wesley Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas. She had a passion for listening to gospel music with her neighbor Doris, eating delicious southern food cooked by her friend Shirley, spoiling her dog Junior with string cheese, calling all her friends on the phone on a regular basis, and spending lots of time with the children in her life. Portia was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billy Joe Cox, and her three sons, Lacy Cox, Stacy Cox, and Tracy Cox.

She is survived by her dog, Junior Cox, and her many friends, who have grown to love her as family over the years.
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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 2, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Oaklawn Memorial Park

1552 Texas 7, Center, TX 75935

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home

1155 North 11th Street, Beaumont, TX 77702

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