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February 19, 2022


Sister Brenda Gail Tyner Cox

February 19, 1947 - February 18, 2022

Sister Brenda Gail Tyner Cox, age 74 and a resident of Franklinton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday morning February 18, 2022 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was born on February 19, 1947 in New Orleans. Brenda grew up and attended school in New Orleans where she also learned to tap and ballet dance. She then married the love of her life, Jerry Cox and moved to Washington Parish. The couple have been devoted servants as pastor and pastor’s wife to the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church and its church family for 52 years, with the current building being established with God’s help in 1986. Sister Cox, as she was known to so many, was devoted to prayer and the spiritual needs of her church. She led 5:00 am daily prayer meetings, led the Faith Tabernacle Women’s Auxiliary, and inspired spiritual giving to countless church projects through the years. Sister Cox used the power of prayer, fasting, dreams, visions and prophecy to edify her church family and other Christian servants that she met, exemplifying the blessing of God’s grace. She was an excellent singer that performed often in church and revival services, showing her love of the Lord through the beauty of music and song. Sister Cox was an excellent cook and fed hundreds of visiting pastors and their families. She made the best turnip greens and an outstanding gumbo that her family always loved. Sister Cox was forever a loving wife, mother, grandmother, church member and friend to all that met her. She will be forever missed for her kind spirit, humble godliness and devotion to prayer.

Survived by: Husband of 60 years: Rev. Jerry W. Cox; 4 Children and Spouses: Pamela and Rev. Jeffery Dykes, Tammy and Douglas Hickman, Deborah and Kelvin Thomas, Aaron and Lashonda Cox; Grandchildren and Spouses: Bethany and Thomas Hill, Benjamin and Mary Kate Dykes, Rebekah Dykes, Breana Dykes, Nathaniel and Tiffany Hickman, Tamara and Vance Rogers, Kellie and Cody Williams, Kristen and Thomas Taylor, Kandice Thomas, Jewel Thomas, Addison Cox, Ariana Cox, Makayla Jordan; Great-grandchildren: Alana Hickman, Braxton Hickman, Gisele Rogers, Ivana Rogers, River Rogers, Genevieve Dykes, Everett Williams, Natylee Williams, Klara Taylor, Parker Taylor, Dan “Tripp” Robin; Sisters: Patsy Hoffman of Munford, TN, Linda Plaisance of Franklinton; Sister in law: Carol Tyner; Also numerous nieces, nephews and countless brothers and sisters in Christ

She was preceded in death by her mother Dothel McCauley Tyner, father Joseph Thomas “Blondie” Tyner, sister Betty Neal, brothers Charles Boone, Thomas Tyner, father in law and mother in law Rev. Edward Lee Cox and Earline Johnson Cox.

Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church (28101 Nobles Cemetery Road, Franklinton) on Monday February 21st from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 7:00 pm Monday with Jeffery Dykes, Nathaniel Hickman, Lindall Hair, W.J. Holland, J.N. Holmes and Tony Spell officiating her going home celebration. Special music will be provided by members of her beloved church family.

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