She was born on Sept. 20, 1938, a daughter of the late Tim and Ruby Overby.
She was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed gardening and was a loving and devoted homemaker working along the side of her late husband.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Cox; and five brothers: T. J. Overby, Lester “Billy” Overby, Harlen Overby, Bobby Overby and Billy Overby.
She is survived by three sons: Gary Cox, Alan Cox and Michael Cox; one daughter, Lynn Cox; one sister, Ona Lee Lawson; one brother and his wife, Jimmy and Diane Overby of Conyers, Ga.; a lifelong friend, Brenda Clabough; four grandchildren; numerous other extended family members; and a host of special friends.
A memorial gathering to celebrate her life is planned for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Pearney’s Place, located at 2206 Dalton Pike in Cleveland.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Jerri’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Jerri and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cox family with these arrangements.