Michelle Darlene Cox (February 02, 1966 - March 22, 2024)

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Michelle Darlene Cox
  • February 02, 1966
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  • March 22, 2024

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Michelle Darlene Cox, 58, of West Columbia, SC passed away March 22, 2024. Michelle was the beloved daughter of Darlene Dickerson Cox and Stephen H. Cox. She is survived by her son, Preston Hendricks Mills, sister and brother- in- law Tracey Cox Crede (Scott) and Stephanie Cox Peterson (Mitchell) as well as nephew Garrett (Avery) Crede and nieces Jessica Crede, Julianne Peterson and Adelynn Peterson.

Michelle grew up in West Columbia, SC and graduated from Brookland Cayce High School in 1984. Upon graduation, she pursued a successful modeling career and modeled extensively in the United States and Europe, including being a featured model in the Belk Horizon Modeling Tour that traveled the entire East Coast. She was crowned Miss Columbia in 1988 and competed in the Miss South Carolina pageant where she was a top 10 finalist.

After her modeling career, Michelle returned home and enrolled at the University of South Carolina where she was a founding sister of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from USC with a degree in Retail Management and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic fraternity. Michelle was a smart business woman and was co-owner of Cash-o-Matic Incorporated.

Michelle loved perfecting her skills as a photographer at numerous family events and other occasions. These treasured photos represent her legacy of talent and love of family. She enjoyed water activities including boating and fishing and was an avid fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Throughout her life Michelle possessed a tender love for animals and volunteered at animal shelters at various times. At the time of her death she had adopted Rizzi and Roxzzi, two kittens that she loved dearly.

Michelle’s life reflected her warmth on so many people whose lives she touched. Her beautiful smile, compelling kindness, and loving heart etched indelible marks on her family and countless friends.

A Celebration of Life Service for Michelle Cox will be held Saturday, April 27 at 11:00am at Northside Baptist Church at 4347 Sunset Boulevard Lexington, SC. The family will receive friends at 10:00 am preceding the service.

 

Memorials may be made to:

Pawmetto Lifeline

1275 Bowers Parkway

Columbia, SC 29212

or

Pets, Inc.

300 Orchard Drive

West Columbia, SC 29170


Service

Location:
Northside Baptist Church
4347 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072
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Date & Time:
April 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM


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  3. Linda B Dickerson says:
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    I loved my precious niece Michelle and will miss her Dearly

    Love
    Aunt Linda

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  17. Julie Roberts says:
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    Michelle and I had a wonderful childhood together from Brownies, Girl Scouts, beach trips, Walt Disney World, piano recitals, beauty pageants, using our imagination to build forts, pool, a guitar recital that went bad with us laughing so hard and swimming/fishing at Jeff Hunt. We shared many laughs and cries. Michelle I know you have found true peace in God’s country. Spread your angel wings and fly!

  18. Julie Roberts says:
    30 Mar 2024
    I so enjoyed my childhood with Michelle from Brownies, Girl Scouts, beach trips, Walt Disney World, pool, using our imagination building forts, piano recitals, beauty pageants and fishing/swimming at Jeff Hunt. I remember the guitar recital at Saluda River. We got so tickled we couldn’t play. We had many laughs and cries along the way. Michelle I know you have found true peace in God’s country spread your angel wings and fly!

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    I just loved Michelle! She was such a fun, loving person and we had fun when were together. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family and especially her sweet son.

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