Jerry Shall Never Be Forgotten

This scripture was in my daily readings recently:

Psalm 112:6 – “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.”

Of course, I will never forget my sweet husband nor will his family and friends. However, this is an interesting thought that he will be remembered forever. He is eternal and is with God now. From that standpoint, he will be remembered forever with his creator!

The first part of the verse reminds me of my days of the stroke. Leaning on God every day to help me get through kept my faith strong. It would have been easy to decide God had forgotten me to send such a horrible stroke on such a sweet Christian man. However, God taught me so much during that time as well as blessing us with a great relationship for the 22 months. I cherish that time with Jerry before he went home to be with God.

Facebook posts memory pictures from time to time. Today’s was from 4 years ago. What precious times those were!

Memories of my sweet guy.

Today I am thankful for:

  • The wonderful memories of Jerry.
  • Remembering his amazing voice through my grandson, David.
  • Knowing as a righteous man, he will never be forgotten.
  • Counting on God’s promise that dependence on his keeps me firm.
  • The opening of our coffee shop on the Oklahoma University campus.
  • The work with the international students from OU.
  • The recent baptism of Cigole Thomas from India.
  • A beautiful week with lots of sunshine.
  • My family both at church and at home.
  • God loving me no matter what.

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Lois Cox, Ph.D., has roots in Dallas, Texas, but met her husband, Jerry, at Oklahoma Christian College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1966. They married in 1967 and started a life together of serving God in several locations. Seven of their years were in full-time ministry in churches in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Ft. Collins, Colorado. Most of Lois’s career has been spent in education at the high school, technical college, and university levels. Lois holds four degrees in education including a Ph.D. completed in her late sixties in instructional technology and online learning. On February 24, 2016, Lois was plummeted into the role of caregiver for her husband who suffered a rare and serious bilateral thalamic stroke. The next 22 months were spent in full-time care of Jerry in skilled nursing, hospitals, and at home. Jerry passed away December 30, 2017. Since that time Lois has been focusing on sharing her experiences with others to encourage and teach them to depend on the Lord during similar stressful times. Her book, 22 Months with Jerry, will be available soon.

4 thoughts on “Jerry Shall Never Be Forgotten”

  1. Glad to read a new blog, Lois! Missing seeing and visiting with you. I am rejoicing in the baptism of the student from India! Love, Jeannie


    1. My son-in-law has 2 and opening a 3rd soon of Not Your Average Joe coffee shops. This weekend is the grand opening for the one at 1001 Elm St. just south of Lindsey. It is our Outreach center for church and we took one end and put in a coffee shop. Our mission is to hire special needs adults. They are just so excited to be able to work a job so that is great. The coffee shop also gives a great outreach for church and our campus minister whose office is in another part of the building.

      We should meet there some day to catch up. I am working again but part time for now.


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