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Marvin Hoyt Cox, Jr.


Marvin Hoyt Cox Jr. was born on July 3, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio to the union of the late Marvin Cox Sr. and late Joyce Smith.

Marvin was a graduate of Northland High School in Columbus, OH. After high school, Marvin attended Central State University in Wilberforce, OH.

Some of the things Marvin found enjoyable were: spending time with Linnie, getting dressed up, watching his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and interacting with his daughter and special sons.

The morning of Thursday, January 7, 2021, after an extended illness, God called Marvin home.

Marvin leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Samara Israel; Special friend, LeVonna “Linnie” Nelson; sister, Donna Jackson; brothers, Mark (Ruth) Small, and Marcus (Amanda) Cox; step-father, Ricardo Smith; special “sons”, Devonte McCoy and Admir; special granddaughters, Lanai Kirk and Camari Ragland. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Cox, Sr. and Joyce Smith and sister, Kelly Cox.

Marvin will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.  A Virtual Memorial is scheduled for family and friends on Friday, January 15, 2021.  Details are shown below.

Topic: Marvin H. Cox, Jr. Memorial Service
Time: Jan 22, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Shon Littlefield says:

    Marv you will be missed a true homie, I enjoyed all the times we kicked it and hung out. Laughing and joking and our every Friday and sat nights at the C&S..Love you dog ..Rest Well my brother..

  • Dominic says:

    To the Family,

    I’m truly sorry to hear of the sorrow you’ve been going through of late. Tremendous times I’ve shared with Marvin, his Brothers and Lonnie.

    Prayers of strength and healing and much Love.

  • Aaron Seymore says:

    May God bless you and your journey home to be with the rest of the family..May your soul rest in peace bro love you OK

  • Lisa Carter says:

    You will always be loved and you will never be forgotten.

  • Tony Harrington says:

    Marv, its been an Honor to have shared this journey with you, may God keep his arms around you and your Family as you enter this next chapter.. God Bless and much Love

  • Cliff Jordan says:

    Sorry to see a good friend leave this world, But happy to know he is going to a better place. I’m going to miss the way he could make me laugh . And also sorry that this is how I had to see he passed .
    To his loved ones I’m sorry for your loss. To Big Marc, I’ll see you again love you Bro

  • Rita Harris Hall says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Marv, was an amazing friend and confidant. I am still trying to wrap around him being called to his forever home. May the good Lord bless his beloved daughter and extended family members. I miss you Marv.

  • Tracy Smith says:

    My prayers and my condolences to the family and loved ones.

  • Denise Johnson says:

    Praying Peace and comfort for the family of Marvin Cox
    God is Able and may He continue to bless you all richly

  • Melinda Melton says:

    Marv was a cool sweat person a lot of people had him on their team fly high my friend😘😘❤💖💞🙏😓

  • Mercedes Arroyo says:

    Dear Marvin, My Parkside buddy and good friend. I am so sorry to hear that you are gone. I miss you and I know your family misses you too. I was hurt to hear that you passed away, I was planning to visit you that very night. My biggest regret is not seeing you last year and keeping in contact on the regular. I miss you dearly. RIP dear friend

  • Wingene Robison says:

    My deepest condolences to the family and heart felt love is witb you all.Paul said when he was weak Jehovah made him strong.

  • Rhonda Tatum says:

    May the Lord bless you and keep you and grant you peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • Tiffany Folmar says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Marvin helped so many kids and truly cared for them all. He was also the biggest Steeler fan I’ve ever met! Black & yellow!❤️

  • Deborah Swayne says:

    Weeping May Endure for a Night But JOY does come in the morning. Praying for strength for the family. Fatty will be missed. Love & God Bless NENE

  • Brian Lindsey Sr. says:

    Spending my condolences to the family and friends. I’m going to miss you big homie. No matter what was going on you kept that laughter in your heart. You will truly be missed.

  • Tony Jackson says:

    Big Marv,I will remember you the way I seen you last,me and you visiting Ronnie laughing and talking about old memories.RIP Marv! My condolences to the family.

  • Leticia Jenkins says:

    Sending our condolences and prayers to the family.

    Marv you will be missed tremendously! All I can think about is when you called me about a year ago, and I happened to be on my lunch break. We talked and laughed the whole time I was on my lunch. When I had to get back to work your exact words to me was “Tish don’t be a stranger”. Never would have thought that would of been the last time. Never a dull moment when you were around.

  • Lora McClendon says:

    Marvin we met at Woods of Parkside worked together and you would keep me laughing. You had a great sense of humor , big smile and great attitude. Gonna miss you but I know you are in a better place. God bless you and rest well.

  • Tyrone Burke says:

    Marv, I can still see you standing downtown being the prince of Broad and High. I’ll never forget that infectious laugh and all the cracking we did on each other. I love you my man! Rest Easy My Man!!

  • Rhonda Smith says:

    My Condolences and Prayers to the family of the Homegoing of Marvin.He was a great man,he always keep you laughing,had a awesome smile,& a warm heart.He will truly be miss.Psalms 23.Rhonda,Brittney & Austin Lane🙏

  • Cesar Keith/Gladstone Family says:

    Cool, smart, and the best penmanship on a brother i’ve every seen. Don’t laugh, ya’ll know i’m right! Thoughts and prayers, R.I.P.

  • Dionne Wright says:

    Marvin, you will be missed. You will always be in my heart. I love you!

  • Vic Holloway says:

    Man Marv wish I could’ve seen you one last time before you departed….so many memories I will always cherish…R.I.H,much love homie!!!!

  • Deborah Dublin says:

    Prayers to the family in the passing of Marvin. He was a son to me and my family, we will miss him, our hearts are broken.

  • Dennis P Townsend says:

    Man, I never thought you would depart so soon. Marvin my brother from another mother. I am deeply saddened and heart broken. We spent many years growing up together. Walking the streets of the Gladstone community like the real men in black. Until we meet again my brother, RIP.

  • Tammy Walker says:

    My sincere condolences and prayers to Marvin’s family and loved ones.
    Tamela Walker

  • Ebony says:

    My sincere condolences to the Cox family, you all are in my prayers. May God comfort and strengthen you all during this difficult time.
    Marv you will me missed!!!

  • Chan Tuff says:

    I’ll definitely miss our conversations reminiscing about our high schools days and beyond. RIP BFF ❤️

  • Calvin L Cecil says:

    My deepest condolences 🙏.

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