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Geneva Grey Cox Leedy

September 19, 1935 May 12, 2020
Geneva Grey Cox Leedy
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Obituary for Geneva Grey Cox Leedy

Geneva Grey Cox Leedy passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She was 84.

Born in Atkins, Virginia, 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, and her brothers, Warren Cox, Andrew Paul Cox, and Jim Cox, and her sisters, Lettie Edith Cox, and Doris Hancock.

She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Burnett, of Madison, MS; granddaughters, Chelsea Wohlgemuth (Baron), of Madison, and Ursula Daniels (Spencer), of Starkville, MS; 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 at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020 on the Grounds of Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Ridgeland, MS, with Rev. Chad Hunsberger officiating. Mrs. Leedy will be laid to rest next to her husband at a private interment in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Marion, Virginia under the direction of Seaver-Brown Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Global Missions Fund at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 Northpark Dr., Ridgeland, MS 39157

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2:00 PM 5/16/2020 2:00:00 PM
Colonial Heights Baptist Church

444 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

The service will be held outdoors on the grounds of the church. The service will be limited to twenty people. All those attending are encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing as outlined by state and local mandates.

Colonial Heights Baptist Church
444 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

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Colonial Heights Baptist Church

444 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Global Missions Fund at Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

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