Young Charles Cox III
August 09, 1979 - February 25, 2017
Young Charles Cox III, also known as "Chucky" and Melchizedek Asiatic Shabazz, returned to the arms of our LORD on February 25, 2017. He was 37 years old. Brother Cox was the cherished and loving son of Pastor Young Charles Cox, Jr. and First Lady Verietha (Robinson) Cox. Young leaves behind his sister Shanté Guy and her husband John, sister Tanascha Cox, and Godbrother, Deshawn Parris. He was the beloved uncle to Jamir C. Guy and Jhané Charli Guy. The Lord has reunited Young with his grandparents: the late Young Charles Cox, Sr., Mary Ann Cox, Nathan Robinson and Henrietta Robinson. He leaves behind his Godmothers Shirley Robinson-Malloy and Sheran Frazier-Shephard, as well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and friends.
Born in Boston on August 9, 1979, Young showed athletic talent from an early age. Brother Cox was passionate about sports, like his father, a former five time golden gloves heavyweight champion, and possessed a keen mind, like his mother who holds a doctorate degree. Spending quality time with his father, was one of Young's favorite past-times. He loved traveling with his father to various football games, boxing matches, and wrestling events. Often, Brother Cox spoke of his father as being his hero and would sit and listen as his father recount stories of past trials and accomplishments; thus inspiring Young's passion for athletics and theology. As a student at Boston College High School, Young's talent as a football player shone while playing various positions, until his graduation in 1997. Young earned his Associate's Degree from Johnson & Wales University. He continued his education via studies at Curry College and various online programs, one of them offered by Cornell University.
Education and furthering his world knowledge was important to Young. This passion shined most brightly in his studies and mastery of various languages. Hebrew, Latin, Arabic and Japanese were learned in a tribute to his grandfather, the late Nathan Robinson, who spoke the same 4 languages while serving in the United States Army and fighting in World War II. Brother Cox enjoyed helping others, especially young athletes. He coached football at multiple high schools and semi-pro levels and led several Bible and Theology study groups. Young was accomplished in the Martial Arts, earning his Black Belt during his 25 years of studying and training.
With all of Young’s passions, there was nothing important to him then his family. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. All who were touched by him will love and cherish his memory and he will never be forgotten.
Young’s services are under the care and direction of the Russell & Pica Funeral Home 165 Belmont St. Brockton.
Visitation will be held on Monday March 6 from 10-11am at the Greater Generations Tabernacle Church 214 Ames St. Brockton. A Funeral Service will be ceelbrated at 11am.