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We are saddened to announce the passing of Elder John Rickey Cox, long time employee and licensed funeral director of Johnson Memorial Funeral Directors of Bessemer, Al and Leeds Unity Funeral Home. 

He was also the founding pastor of New Rising Star Primitive Baptist Church, Fairfield Al.

Life Celebration will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 6th at the Sardis Baptist Church, 1615 4th Court West, Birmingham. 

Viewing will be held on Monday, February 5th at Johnson Memorial, Bessemer from 10 until 4 and at his founding church from 5 until 8.  

Please keep the Cox Family and Johnson Memorial Funeral Directors in your prayers. 

Elder John Rickey Cox
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  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Alabama FD&MA
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear about your loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez