Julia Jean Cox

Julia Jean Cox

1943 – 2023

Julia Jean was born July 25th, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to James and Wilma Holmes.  She grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School.  She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Tulsa University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and could be seen on the sidelines as a TU Cheerleader.

Julia married her high school sweetheart, Larry Cox, on June 18, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  They enjoyed a happy and adventurous life together as Larry served 27 years in the United States Air Force.  They were blessed to travel the world and spend time with dear friends in various locations.  She loved to travel!

Julia was actively involved in various hobbies and volunteer experiences, including being a member of PEO, serving as a Deacon and Stephen Minister, participating in the Kairos Prison Ministry, and was a high school church leader.  She shared her testimony through writing and giving sermons, many of which changed lives.  Just this past year, Julia took on a new role and became a foster parent. 

Over the years, Julia expressed a deep desire to open a transitional living home for women leaving the prison system.  In 2017, with the support of His House Ministries, Christ Community Church and caring family and friends, Julia opened a transitional living home in Edmond, Oklahoma.  She helped numerous women as they prepared a new life as she humbly served as director of the home.

Julia loved others as deeply as her Lord and Savior loved her.  Prayer and devotion were a part of her everyday life and she was able to see and share how His blessings were being carried out in even the smallest detail.  Her relationship with Christ was the foundation behind everything she did.  Julia worshipped at First Presbyterian Church, Christ Community Church, and Redemption Church. 

Although Julia was dedicated to serving others, her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was the ultimate cheerleader at the grandkids’ activities and sporting events.  She utilized her organizational skills and creativity in the role of hostess at all family gatherings.  She was an excellent cook and will be remembered for her chocolate chip cookies, potato salad and famous cherry pie.

Julia is survived by her daughters, Cindy Lee and Christie Miller and her husband Eric Miller, her grandchildren Zachary Tretheway, Emily Tretheway, Adam Lee, and Jack Lee, her sister Janice Hill, brother-in-law Rick Hill, niece Traci Hill, niece Jennifer Walker, and many other cousins and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Lawrence Oliver Cox, her mother Wilma Loyce Holmes, and her father James Wesley Holmes. 

Julia was one of the greatest examples of the church.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will forever be cherished in our hearts.

A memorial service to celebrate Julia’s life will be held on Thursday, August 31st, at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, located at 1001 South Rankin Street in Edmond, Oklahoma with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 3:00p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the HALO Project, Angels Foster Family Network, or Christ Community Church.

6 thoughts on “Julia Jean Cox”

  1. Jan Weinheimer

    Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know your loss is enormous. She and my sister, Beth, graduated together from Will Rogers High School…and your Aunt Janice is an old friend of mine. Your mom sounds like an incredible woman, and it’s understandable where you received your big heart and your desire to help others. I’m praying that the days ahead will be filled with sweet memories, and the telling of wonderful stories about your mom, for you and all who loved her.
    Jan Weinheimer (Joy Zedler’s mom)

  2. Cindy and Christie, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your incredibly loving mom. Her joy and compassion spread throughout Angels and HALO to help hundreds of children. She poured her passion into you and and that spirit will live on. What a beautiful soul.

  3. Winn Winsted

    So sorry for your loss Cindy /-: I am grateful to have you in my TBRI family. I pray that you get the support you need to work through your grief.

    Winn Winsted

  4. Tammy Franklin

    Cindy please know there are so many prayers going up for you and your family during this time of loss. Julie left a wonderful beautiful mark in this community and her legacy is being carried on through you. You both give all to others who are hurting. She lived well and will be remembered long. You are loved, just as your dear sweet momma was.

    Julie Cox thank you for always putting others before your self so the Lords love would be recognized. Your servants heart will long be remembered.

    Tammy Franklin

  5. Very dear Julie,
    Exemplifying the highest virtues with both cheer and grace; who can imagine how far your loving works have and will continue to spread?

    Sisters/friends in Chapter FH of P.E.O.

  6. David Gardner

    One of the very best Celebration of Life services I have ever witnessed. God was worshipped. Julia was honored. The family and friends started their grieving process by bringing comfort to the other mourners.

    It was a terrific expose’ of the faithful heart of a servant melded to the face and hands and feet of Jesus.

    That’s a witness for the Gospel. Well done…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top