Ann Anderson Cox was born in Yazoo City, Miss., on October 20, 1944, and passed away peacefully on May 3, 2022, at Riverview Health and Rehab in Greenwood. She graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1962. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating with a B.A. in English, minoring in Library Science. After college, she taught English, was a social worker for the Department of Health and Human Services, served as Yazoo County truancy officer, and was the executive director of the Mississippi Board of Licensed Professional Counselors until her retirement. She was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo. She had an immense love of people and their stories and immediately wanted to know everyone’s family history upon meeting them. She had an abundance of dear friends and classmates who checked in faithfully and maintained close contact. She was well-known for carrying on her family’s legacy of hospitality, often entertaining friends and strangers alike with open arms, a stiff cocktail, and a delicious meal to ensure all were well-provided for and that all had a good time. She was a devout, reformed Presbyterian and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City since joining 68 years ago in April of 1954. She taught Sunday school for several years and served faithfully on the flower committee. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Rufus Anderson and Olive Richardson Anderson, and her uncle Jack Richardson all of Yazoo City. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Cox Cranford, Rebecca Cox McWilliams, and Danielle Cox Morgan, and a beloved son-in-law Brent Morgan; Three siblings, Mary Lee Baker, Jim Anderson, and Kay (Darrell) Mills; Three grandchildren, Mary Katherine Cranford, John Andrew Cranford, and Elizabeth Rose Cranford, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday May 5th at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, with visitation
2 hours prior to the service. The burial will be at Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo
City following the service. Stricklin King Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Scott Baker, J Anderson, Michael Droge, Charlie Milner, Rand
Ainsworth, Brad Avery, and Tom Huff.
Honorary pallbearers will be Neal Anderson, Bill Anderson, Bob Bailey, Governor Haley
Barbour, Jeppie Barbour, Wiley Barbour, Boyd Kellum and John Love.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to First Presbyterian Church Yazoo, Palmer