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Dorothea Schuster Cox

February 9, 1943 — January 18, 2023

Dorothea Schuster Cox

Dorothea Schuster Cox, of Mexia, passed away, Wednesday morning, January 18, 2023 at the age of 79.  Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Vestal officiating.  Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.  Christopher D. Cox, Zachary Cox, Ethan Cox, Christopher R. Cox, Michael Hill, and George Horsley will serve as pallbearers.

Dorothea was born February 9, 1943 to Andrew and Mary (Schmotzer) Schuster.  Dorothea married Harvey Lee Cox, Sr. in 1960; they were blessed with two sons, Harvey Lee Cox, Jr. and David Wayne Cox.  Harvey Cox, Sr. preceded her in death in 1967.

Dorothea was a hard worker and raised her boys until they were off to college and married.  Anyone that knew her, knew that she lived life to the fullest.  She never slowed down and she never met a stranger.  She might have been tiny in stature, but she was mighty in her personality.  She loved to paint, sew, and crochet, as well as dancing with friends and family.

Dorothea had a very compassionate heart and saved multiple animals, from deer, squirrels, to cats and dogs, over the years.  Her family meant the world to her.  Her 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren held a most special place in her heart, just as she did in theirs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Cox, Sr.; parents, Andrew and Mary Schuster; brother, Ferdinand Schuster; sister, Lydia LaFaitt and husband, Danny; grandson, Chance Cox; and nephew, Keith Vest.

Dorothea is survived by her son, Harvey Cox, Jr. and children, Michael, Christopher, and Hayden; son, David Cox and wife, Desni and children, Rachael, Christopher, Brittany, Ashley, Zachary, and Brandie; brothers, Edmund Schuster, Andrew Schuster and wife, Donna; sister, Rosemary Vest and husband, Jimmy; sister-in-law, Maudene Allen; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  She is also survived by a special lab-mix dog named, Sooner.

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