Diana Lynne Cox

February 20, 1951 - May 2, 2020

Diana Lynne Cox, 69, of Port Arthur, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Nederland. She was born February 20, 1951, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Lydia Gaspard and Joseph W. Gaspard.

Soon after she was born, the family relocated from Nebraska to Port Arthur. Diana later attended Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated with the class of ’69. She spent most of her career as a warehouse clerk at Sandoz / BASF, Beaumont. She was known for being a very hard worker and dedicated employee.

Diana enjoyed spending time at the beach, traveling, and had a love for animals. She also loved Mardi Gras parades and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for being very outgoing, friendly, and loved by all that knew her. Diana was a bright light in this world, and she will be missed.

Survivors include her husband of forty-four years, Rodney Cox, of Port Arthur; children, Carly Cox, of Nederland and Christopher Cox, of Port Arthur; brother, Mitch Gaspard, of Houston; and sisters, Sandra Bailey, of Lumberton and Lorna Wade, of Bridge City.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lydia and Joseph Gaspard; and brother, David Gaspard.

A family committal for Mrs. Cox will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Dianna Francois

Diana was my neighbor and I loved as if she was my very own family. Every morning we would speak and head out to work. I am a nurse and I always enjoy her wonderful smile and enthusiasm. She had a glow like none other her love for everyone brought comfort to all that knew her. We love and miss her so much and she will always have a special place in my heart. Take care my angel until we meet again in heaven.

Paul Francois

Well let me start by saying have you ever heard of love at first sight. Because this is just what happened to my wife and I with our neighbors . We been here a year and it feels like a 100 . Mrs Diana we love you and will never forget you take your rest . God please be with the family and all the neighbors she will be missed.

Tammy Walker

Oh Miss Diana I am sad that you are no longer here. You are so loved and I am blessed to have known you. Prayers to all your loved ones Tammy

Barbara & Mike McMahon/Booster Buddies Thriftstore

A dear friend, manager, and always with a caring smile for all and ready to help..

Lisa and Doug Franklin

I am so sorry. Diana was a very sweet, caring, precious lady, she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and hugs, Lisa and Doug

Judy Cox Keys

Diana was a very sweet lady. I’m sorry for your loss Rodney and family

Don & Syble Jeffcoat

I worked with this sweet lady for a number of years at Sandoz/BASF. Always had a smile on her face when I needed to get something from the warehouse. My prayers for comfort to her entire family. May she rest in peace.

Fay N. & Ces Nelson

Oh Di, You were my BFF ever since you were 18 yrs. old at Jax Brewing Co. in New Orleans and my traveling partner for many years. I loved you like a Sister and I will miss you more than you will ever know.. Ces will also miss U as a very special friend also. Connie is very, very sad and will miss you very much. Go with God my friend. Fay & Ces

Craig Mason

Dianna and I hit it off from the very first time we met . We worked together for years at Sandoz /BASF She always had a smile on her face an never met a stranger . ?? for her family,! I know you will be missed by all who knew and loved you .

Sandy Reed

My dear friend from BASF., we spent 23 years together. We worked hard, we laughed, we shared our lives with one another. (Our work family) we were blessed to have had one anothers friendship and now you are making new friends with that wonderful smile and heart of yours. My heart goes out to Your family, Rodney, Carly, and Chris and your siblings. My only regret is that we had not stayed in contact through out the years.. Prayers for comfort and peace for those left behind..

Jimmy Behannon

Diana was always a pleasure to talk to at work. She was always willing to help me out if I had questions about something. Prayers for her family. She will be missed.

Sandra K Bailey

My dear sister I love & miss you so much. I can't imagine life without you. Here are some scriptures to comfort others. (Genesis 2:16, 17) 16 God also gave this command to the man: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. 17 But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.” Romans 5:12 through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men … (Romans 6:7) 7 For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin. (No longer guilty of sin.) (1 Corinthians 15:26) 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. . . Matthew 24:14 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 37:11 “The wicked one will be no more . . . But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, Revelation 21 . 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out (Matthew 9:24, 25) . . . for the little girl did not die but is sleeping.” At this they began to laugh at him scornfully. 25 As soon as the crowd had been sent outside, he went in and took hold of her hand, and the little girl got up. . . (This shows that those who have died are only sleeping waiting to wake up again & enjoy the company of family & friends) (John 17:3) This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ …

Elsie Romero

Diana and I worked together at Arco in Port Arthur. Then later at Basf. I will always remember her smile and her great sense of humor. My condolences to Rodney and family. You are all in my prayers. Love Elsie


You will be missed


My God will judge you with great ease. I so wanted to be like you, Didn't happen. I must be In a nightmare, I can't wrap .my mind around you not being on earth right now Only you and I know what I want to say to you right now. It's private. Momma wrote something beied about how I feel. My deep sorrow cannot be said. Words aren't adequate. I'm praying for God to comfort Rod, Lorna, Sandy, Christopher, and Carly.. I have always loved & liked all of you. 1971 was our blessing, Diana. All of you have my prayers and love.. you always will.