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Geneva Grey Cox Leedy
Jackson Miss. / Atkins Va.
Geneva Grey Cox Leedy, age 84 passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
Born in Atkins, Va., she was one of ten children born to the late Gilbert and Florence Hubble Cox. Growing up in a 4 room house with no running water in the 1930’s and 1940’s did much to shape her determined, feisty, never-give-up personality. She graduated from Marion High School and National Business College, and went to work as a secretary at the Brunswick Corporation. She quickly proved her worth and was promoted to the position of Contracts Administrator for the Brunswick Corporation Defense Division where she was heavily relied upon by her superiors and peers. Her dedication to the corporation spanned over 30 years until her retirement. Geneva never met a craft she couldn’t learn and master. She sewed, crocheted, knitted, quilted, arranged flowers and decorated her church, and perfected the art of making heirloom Japanese Temari ornaments. Her homemade bread and sausage balls were legendary and were requested at every gathering and on every holiday. She loved her Lord first and truly adored her daughter, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. She was their biggest and most loyal fan, their fiercest defender, and their staunchest ally. She was always there for them anytime, anywhere. Geneva was stubborn, determined, smart, beautiful inside and out, and funny. You would never tell her that she couldn’t do anything because she would promptly prove you wrong. She will be sorely missed but we rejoice that Heaven has gained someone really special.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband William J. “Bill’ Leedy; brothers, Warren Cox, Andrew Paul Cox, and Jim Cox; sisters, Lettie Edith Cox, and Doris Hancock.
She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Burnett, of Madison, Miss.; granddaughters, Chelsea Wohlgemuth (Baron), of Madison, and Ursula Daniels (Spencer), of Starkville, Miss.; grandson, Raes Burnett (fiancé Brittany Williams), of Atlanta, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Mabry Wohlgemuth; sisters, Ruth Hamm and Margie Saunders; brothers, Major Edward “Pete” Cox (Ozela), and Fred Cox (Revena); and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2p.m.on the Grounds of Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Miss., with the Reverend Chad Hunsberger officiating. Mrs. Leedy will be laid to rest next to her husband at a private interment in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Global Missions Fund at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 Northpark Dr., Ridgeland, MS 39157.
To share memories of Geneva Grey Cox Leedy, please visit www.seaverbrown.com or www.sebrellfuneralhome.com. Care for Geneva’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354 & Sebrell Funeral Home, 425 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland Ms. 39157.
Rhonda and family I know you will miss sweet Geneva but she is with Jesus. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Lou Eastridge
Lou Eastridge May 19 2020 12:00 AM
I loved this gal we were close no matter how far apart we always were together. So sorry to see this I did not know. She is at rest and no more hurt. So many memories and good times. Rest in peace sweet lady. Wayne and Lou Eastridge
Lou Eastridge May 19 2020 12:00 AM
This news hits very hard, as I have such good memories of Geneva. Geneva was truly one very special, very nice person. It may seem like a small thing, but her (and Rhonda's) gift of a dog (named Flip) has never been forgotten. Geneva always had a smile for everyone at Brunswick. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Frank Wyant May 18 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to read of the passing of another classmate at MHS. Prayers for the family
Yvonne Kell Runyon May 16 2020 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about Geneva's passing. She will be missed by many. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family as you go thru these trying days to come. Love Geneva ( Jenny) & Ken Cook
jenny cook May 16 2020 12:00 AM
Rhonda and girls... I am so sorry to hear about Geneva. She was a true blessing to know. She will forever be with us in our memories and close to our heart... we love you all and will be praying for you all in the days ahead
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Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I just recently lost my mom so I feel your pain. Geneva was almost like family having worked with my dad for so many years at Brunswick. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Jan Johnson
Jan Johnson May 15 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Geneva's death. She was a very special lady. Love and prayers for all. Linda and Bill "Dump" Hanshew
Linda Hanshew May 15 2020 12:00 AM
Geneva and Bill were delightful friends. They were devoted to each other, Jesus, their friends, family and community. We have missed them and Rhonda here in Marion. I have missed Geneva's smile and wit. She was a wonderful, caring friend, wife and mother.
Dixie O Sheets May 15 2020 12:00 AM
Rhonda and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was truly a wonderful, kind and sweet lady. She will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and be with you all. Sheila
Sheila Reedy Hagy May 14 2020 12:00 AM