Mark John Cox, 51

April 20, 1971 - January 21, 2023

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Mark J. Cox, 51, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto in Southaven after a short battle with cancer. He was born on April 20, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio.
Mark was a 1989 graduate of Tupelo High School and a 1995 graduate of Mississippi State University. He married Amee Nichols Cox on August 10, 1996. Mark loved music, video games, books, Star Wars, Mississippi State, and Italian Greyhounds. He was an addition counselor and educator and was proud of the people he helped through their recovery.
Through the Alabama Eye Bank/Advancing Sight Network, Mark will continue to touch lives through cornea donation.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the memorial service at 12:00 p.m. at United Funeral Service with Pastor Sam Jones and Bro. Larry Bain officiating. Special music will be provided by Matthew Warren.
Mark is survived by his wife, his mother, Terry Cox of Southaven, his father, John Cox (Darlene) of Southaven, brothers Jason Cox (Lesley), Zack Cox, and Ty Cox of Southaven, a sister, Rosemary Jones (Sam) of Olive Branch, father and mother-in-law, Joe and Rhonda Nichols of New Albany, brother-in-law Joe Nichols (Stephanie) of Blue Springs, nine nieces and nephews, best friends, Anthony Baggett and Jonathon Swain of Tupelo, and his precious IG Pixie.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Marjorie Dunkin of Dayton, Ohio and Forrest and Hilda Cox of New Carlisle, Ohio.
To honor Mark’s love of dogs, memorials may be made to any animal rescue organization.
United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements. For online condolences and guest registry, please visit

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