Melissa Beth Cox

Born: 02/09/1971 Passed:

Melissa Beth Cox

Melissa Beth Cox passed away peacefully surrounded by her family September 5, 2016. She was born in Akron, OH on February 9 1971, graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School in 1990 and received her BA from Lee University.

She leaves behind her beloved husband Lou Hrovat, devoted parents Ron and Marilyn Cox, big brother Bret (Kelly) Sally, the Hrovat family, her rescue birds and Rascal the dog.

Melissa was preceded in death by her grandparents, Chet and Mary Solem and John and Rose Sally.

By God’s grace, Melissa lived “One Day at a Time” for 16 years.

Services will be held Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 am at St Luke’s Ministries 3810 Ridgewood Rd, Copley, OH 44321 (330-665-2221).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gathering Place, or to your local Humane Society. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at

Heritage Cremation Society




4 Tributes to Melissa Beth Cox

  1. Sarah Kenney says:

    Melissa always has been a part of my sibling and I’s lives, for as long as I can remember. I will always remember being an excited 5 year old when Mrs would tell us Melissa was coming over to hang out with us. From play days at Good Year park, to stories about her dogs and parrots that always made us laugh, she has always cared and supported each of us and loved us as family all throughout the years. She will be forever loved and dearly missed. Many hugs and much love from the west coast to Mrs, Mr, Lou, Bret, and the Hrovat family. You each are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kelly says:

    I worked with Melissa at Heinens. She was always very sweet to me. She was a very hard worker & was always willing to help you out if you needed anything.

    RIP Melissa, you will be missed.

  3. Brandy Kuhar Gabriel says:

    I went to school with Melissa but I remember calling her Missy. I remember spending the night at her house and her mom making the best hamburger! We had so much fun. She was a nice and caring person. I’m very sorry to hear of her passing and my condolences to her husband and family.

  4. Steve Woldt says:

    My deepest condolences to Ron, Marilyn, Bret, Kelly and Lou. I am saddened to hear of Melissa’s passing and regret that I was not able to attend her funeral services today. Melissa was 7 years younger than me and went to school with my brother Jon as they grew up together in the same neighborhood. Bret and I were best friends and used to live together in Florida. All the kids in the neighborhood would get together in the winters and sled-ride behind Melissa’s house, which was a real blast, and lots of other fond memories! In this time of loss, I’m praying you’ll all know the comfort of the Lord’s loving presence. With Sympathy, Steve Woldt

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