Benzenia Cox, 76, of New Haven, departed this life on May 30, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Noah Henderson Cox. Mrs. Cox was born in Darlington, SC on May 26, 1944, a daughter of the late Waitus Lucky and Elizabeth Dupree Lucky.
She moved from Darlington to New Haven in 1959, and graduated from Wilbur Cross High School in 1962. After working at CT Bank and Trust, and spending several years as a homemaker, Benzenia began working for the State of Connecticut. She retired in 2003 as a Social Worker for the Department of Social Services, after 30 years of service.
Benzenia had a quiet, sweet personality that endeared her to everyone who met her. She loved her family deeply, and would discreetly lend a hand to someone in need while never expecting something in return. She was also gifted with a sharp mind, and was unusually perceptive regarding people. For most of her life, she was an avid reader and loved word puzzles, the game of spades and watching movies. Only those closest to her, however, knew how much she loved stuffed animals, and writing poetry. Her love and her wisdom will live on in those whose lives she touched.
She leaves to cherish loving memories: daughters, Kenya Renee Scott, Toni Lynn Scott, Esther Cox-Greene and Jean Cox McGill; sisters, Aurelia Elder (James) and Mary Louise Lucky; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; beloved “bonus children,” Na’imah Cox Moore (Kyshant), Antoinette Cox and Noah Keith Cox; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends whom loved her dearly. Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her siblings, Leroy John Lucky and Lizzie Mae Bacote.
Viewing will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. A maximum of 5 people will be allowed entrance into the building at one time. Entombment will follow at 10:30 a.m.in the Beaverdale Mausoleum, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, CT.