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Samuel Rubin Cox III

June 23, 1988 — September 7, 2023

Archer, Florida

Samuel Rubin Cox III


A Letter Of My Life

1988 – Samuel Ruben Cox III – 2023


It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Samuel Ruben Cox II who left this world September 07, 2023.

Samuel was born on June 23, 1988, who was affectionately known as “Freeze” or “Buka” brought joy, laughter, and infinite love into the lives of his family and friends. He was a son, father, brother, grandson, a friend and so much more. A remarkable spirit, strength and genuine kindness will forever be etched in our hearts.

Samuel was a supreme example of resilience and determination. He was true at heart, always seeking the good in people and embraced life’s challenges without hesitation. His joy for life was contagious and his infectious laughter could light up any room. He had an unparalleled passion for music.

Family was of upmost importance to Buka. His unwavering love and support for his family were evident in every aspect of his life. An exceptional sibling. He was always there to lend a helping hand, provide guidance, and be a pillar of strength, both joyful and challenging times. Buka’s dedication and loyalty knew no bounds. He was the strongest person we knew.

Samuel was a cherished friend to many the possessed the ability to make everyone feel welcome and loved. His sense of humor and genuine interest in others endeared him to countless friends and acquaintances, He had a unique gift of making lasting connections that will be cherished by all lucky enough to have known him.

Throughout his life Buka touched the lives of those around him in immeasurable ways. His will continue to inspire, reminding us to live life to the fullest and embrace every moment with unwavering passion.  


We honor and cherish Samuel “Freeze”/ “Buka Cox beautiful life and the profound impact he made on our life and example for other to follow.


Samuel is cherished by his loving and Family and Friends:

Father: Samuel Rubin Cox II, Mother: Sylvier Marsalis Kelsey; Grandmother: Freddie Mae Marsalis, Grandfather: Hardy “Chico” Marsalis; Children: Samuel Ruben Cox IV, Sa’Mariya Cox, and Samaud Cox; Siblings: Xavier Marsalis, La’Shonda Cox, Shun Michael Cox, Kamber Cox, Kaleb Cox, Arista Sibrey, and Catherine Sibrey; Nephews and Nieces: Michael Deion Moore, Aniya Boyles, La’Leah Boyles, and Brandon Boyles; Aunts and Uncles: Barbara Marsalls, Cynthia(Kenny) Curry, Gloria(Roy) Seals, Avery(Angie) Rowe, Barbara(Fred) Roach, Oscar(Fran) Cox, Valerie(Jeff) Grey, Juanita(King) Bryant, and Gregory Cox; Special Cousins: Anthony “Tony” Hickey, Cevonte Wilson, and Avery “Dude” Rowe, as well as many other cousin and other loving family members.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Samuel Rubin Cox III, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

17515 SW 147th Ave., Archer , FL 32618

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