Jahria Cox

August 4, 1994 - September 13, 2021

Jahria Dena Cox was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the fourth of six children, on August 4, 1994, to Merlon and Valencia Cox. Her family later migrated to Lexington, Kentucky where Jahria graduated high school with honors. Jahria graduated Cum Laude with a Chemical Engineering Degree from Tuskegee University in 2016 and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Jahria began her engineering career at Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, OH and later was employed by ExxonMobil. Jahria met and later married her college sweetheart Damien Frederick.

Jahria possessed a heart of gold and cared about others tremendously. She was very thoughtful and wanted to dedicate her life to helping others. She loved reading and listening to books and also binge-watching TV and movie series. She also loved sweet smelling candles, comfortable blankets, and water bottles that held massive amounts of water. She was loved by all that she came in contact with. She left an impact on people that she didn’t even realize. Jahria was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She was truly an angel on Earth.

Jahria departed her earthly home on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, TX.

She is survived by her husband, Damien Frederick; a precious daughter, Harper Frederick; and a resilient son, Kayden Frederick, all of Beaumont; parents, Valencia and Merlon Cox, of Lexington, Kentucky; one sister, Jaleesa Cox; four brothers, Jarius, Jameel, Javari, and Janoah Cox, all of Lexington, Kentucky; grandmother, Gloria Rowland, of Atlanta, Georgia; in-laws Michael and Catherine Frederick of Chester, South Carolina; nephews, Malik and Malcolm, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, line sisters, and other family members. Jahria will be truly missed by all but always held dear to our hearts.

A gathering of Mrs. Cox’s family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Highway 90 at Greenpond Road, Beaumont.





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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 22, 2021
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Graveside Service

Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • , , Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • September 22, 2021
  • 3:30 pm

Comments (22)

    Courtney weston says:

    My thought and prayers are with you all. May God send a peace that passes all our understanding

    Lois Cornwell says:

    Sending consolation and hugs to the Cox, Frederick families, friends and all those touched by Sweet Jahria during this Special Season. 🕊️ Peace

    Laverne Macon-Jamison says:

    May our beloved Soror rest in eternal peace. Damien, keep the faith and trust God!

    Deniece Anderson says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family on the loss of precious Jahria. You were beautiful inside and out may your legacy continue in your children. My heart breaks along with yours family for Jahria was loved by all. A life gone too soon. God knows best and in a little while Jesus will come and we will see her again. Let’s be faithful. God bless you all.
    Lovingly, Deniece Anderson

    Bernadine Macon says:

    My continued prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life and legacy of your beautiful wife. “PEACE BE STILL.”

    Natalie Mims says:

    My deepest sympathy. I know that Jahria is resting until His return. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around her husband, children, and all family members.

    Sandra Brown Corsino says:

    I want to send my deepest sympathies to the family for your loss. Jahria was a strong young lady and she will be missed.

    Shéa Njigha says:


    My heart is saddened, but I thank God he allowed you to come into my life. I will miss our laughs and conversations. I know one day we will meet again in Heaven with our Lord! My prayers will continue to be with your family. You will be greatly missed. 🙏🏽



    Alicia Pullman says:

    Deepest condolences to the Cox and Federick families on the loss of Jahria. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God bless and keep you!

    Tamara Floyd Smith says:

    I will always remember Jahria as a very intelligent and extroverted student in my classes and a trailblazing undergraduate researcher in my lab. We lost an amazing engineer and a dear sorority sister. We are sharing in your sadness as you remember Jahria and praying for your comfort during this difficult time.

    Firas Akasheh says:

    Sorry to hear the news. My deepest condolences to the family. May she rest in peace and for her family to find comfort and peace.

    Shéa Njigha says:

    Jahria, my heart is saddened, but I thank God he allowed you to come into my life. I will miss our laughs and conversations. I know one day we will meet again in Heaven with our Lord! My prayers will continue to be with your family. You will be greatly missed.



    Sabrina Rowland says:

    This is truly a hard pill to swallow; like a very bad dream that you never awake from.
    I was very proud of you Jahria. You were beautiful, intelligent, respected and responsible. You loved family and always volunteered to pitch in and help out wherever and however you could. I looked forward to many more of your visits to Atlanta. God had a different plan. We don’t always understand His ways but we will trust and accept His will. The love we have for you will be poured into Damien, Harper and Kayden. They will know you through us. Love you NiecyPoo.

    Yurancy Quinones says:

    Jahria you were the sweetest person I’ve ever met. You were an amazing friend, colleague and employee. A fantastic mother and a most needed advisor to new mothers. I’m so sad god called you home so early. My heart aches for you and your family. May you Rest In Peace.

    Yurancy Quinones says:

    Jahria, you were the sweetest person I’ve ever met. Extremely hard working and a fantastic mother. You were an amazing friend, colleague, and employee. I’m still at a loss for why god took you so early and my heart aches for you and your family. May you Rest In Peace. 🙏

    Concord Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc—Concord North Carolina says:

    Mr. Damien,

    We were very sad to hear from Soror Azalea Macon-Howie the unexpected passing of our beloved Soror, Jahria.. please know our prayers are with you and your family. God has wrapped his loving arms around another one of his angels and the Delta girl is resting easy. We will continue to pray for God to sustain you during this difficult time. Blessings to you and the family always.

    Azalea Macon-Howie says:

    Damien, although I did not know my Soror personally, she is one of Delta’s precious jewels. My Soror is resting in the arms of Jesus and He will have her eternal resting place in the “Delta” house in heaven. Stay strong my cousin and if you ever need anything, your family is here for you and the children. Lu

    Timothy & Stephanie Owens says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Heather Waybright says:

    Jahria, my sweet friend, there is a huge hole in my heart. But I’m very blessed to have had you in my life. I loved our talks and I only wish we had more time together. Until we meet again!

    Jason and Azalea Howie says:

    Damien, your family here in NC are praying for your in the Lord . God will give you comfort and strength. Praise be to God for you beautiful children. If you need anything , please reach out. Lu

    Keondra Barron says:

    I will truly miss my cousin Jahria. She was always a joy to have around and it was so nice when she, Damien and Harper would always come to Georgia to visit the family. We would always stay in touch via phone, text or FaceTime and I will miss those times. May she Rest In Peace. I will love you forever cousin❤️😢


    Sabrina Rowland says:

    My baby Jahria. Birthed by my sister but you were my baby too. This is definitely a hard one on all of us. I can believe I writing this and you are no longer with us. You were always sweet. Very responsible and you accomplished a lot in a short time. I really wanted a different outcome. We don’t always trust God’s ways but we will always trust His will. He picked a precious jewel indeed. I will hold your memory close to my heart forever. We will share you memory with your precious babies. Rest well my dear NiecyPoo Jahria. I love you.

    Your favorite auntie Sabrina

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