Mary Evelyn Cox – June 19, 1947-November 22, 2013

Mary Evelyn (Aikens) Cox, age 66, died Friday, Nov. 22.

Mary Evelyn Cox

Mary Evelyn Cox

Mary Evelyn was born June 19, 1947, in Amarillo, Texas, to John Edward and Mary Evelyn (Hamilton) Aikens. She was a 1965 graduate of Tascosa High School in Amarillo and was a cheerleader at Panhandle State in Oklahoma. She was a dance instructor before becoming a stay-at-home mother, taking care of her two daughters. She took care of her daughter, Angela, who had brain cancer for over 21 years. This took her into a career of care-giving, always lending to those family and friends dealing with cancer and being a “Mimi” to kids who needed her. She moved from Woodward to Oklahoma City to be near her daughter, Nikki in 1999. She enjoyed fishing and visiting the casinos, but loved being with her grandkids and around people.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Angela; her parents; sister, Gail Carter; niece, Paula Aikens; nephew, Cole Carter; father-in-law, James Cox; and sister-in-law, Dana Tagge.

She is survived by her daughter, Nikki Mitchell and husband, Joe of Mustang; grandchildren, Madison, Hunter and Haley; brother, James Andrew Aikens and wife, Nancy; sister, Rena Roberts and husband, John; and by brother-in-law, Charles Carter. Also, by nieces and nephews, Kelley Freeman and husband, Dan, James Andrew Aikens Jr., Cecilia Mary Johnson, Nancy Aikens and husband, Ted Golwacki, Matthew Joseph Aikens and his son, Matthew Aubrey, Charles Kirkland Carter and wife, Pam, Kimberly Gail Carter, Amy Lynn Dikes and husband, Barry, and Michael Dennis Roberts and wife, Holly; and numerous other family and friends.

Memorial services were held at Mustang McNeil’s Funeral Service.

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