Donna Lee Cox

August 26, 1946 ~ December 26, 2021

Donna Lee Reeves Cox, 75, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2021, surrounded by her family.  Born in Jennings on August 26, 1946, to Doyle and Leila Reeves, she received an undergraduate degree from Northwestern State University and an M.S. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Donna chose to dedicate her life to being a devoted wife and mother. She loved fishing and the outdoors and could always be found tending to her yard, enjoying each flower’s bloom. She also loved people and was never too busy to enjoy a conversation, especially conversations about food. Her favorite dish was pot-roasted ducks that her son would provide.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings, LA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday and continue until the 4:00 p.m. service.

Those left to mourn her loss are her children Mark (Rachelle) Phenice of Welsh and Mia (Jason) Touchet of Lake Charles. Five grandchildren Hannah (Dylan) Breaux, Graceanne (Beau) Montou, Lindsay Orgeron, Zachary Phenice, John Aaron Orgeron, and two great-grandchildren, Ben and Carmen Breaux. She is also survived by her brother, Doyle (Wanda) Reeves of Conroe, TX, and the father of her children, Wayne (Bobbie Jo) Phenice of Welsh, LA.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at


Memorial Service: Thursday, December 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Thursday, December 30, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. At times when I am grieved, I imagine the Lord enveloping me with his strong, caring arms, carefully holding me just like a father holding his child. I pray that this heavenly comfort be brought to your and your family today and in the days to come.

    All our love, The Kihlkens

  2. Our deepest condolences are extended. As I shared the news with my mom, her words were as I remembered Ms Donna also. That she was the sweetest and she always had my mom laughing. Embrace all the wonderful memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you through this time.
    Kristie Fay
    Terry & Sheila Broussard

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We were so blessed to have Aunt Donna with us this Thanksgiving. We will miss her very much.

  4. Prayers to Donna’s Family Such great memories when visiting with my cousins Diane,Wayne,Charles and Aunt Irma and Uncle Henry. When Donna and Wayne first married and Mark and Mia were small! She was such a sweet person. Beautiful Tribute
    to her!! Prayers to you all during this time of loss!

  5. Mark, Mia and family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss, I haven’t seen Donna in a few years but remember the good times we had in Hathaway. Donna always greeted you with a smile, she was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.
    God bless and keep everyone.

  6. My condolences and sincere apologies to Doyle, Mark, and Mia. I was unable to be with you to honor Donna. I have been down with Type B flu for two weeks and certainly did not want to spread the crud. As a classmate and dear friend, Donna and I have a history of good memories with lots of laughs. She will be sorely missed by all of JHS 1964 Class. Her heart of gold has landed her in a place of peace and hopefully she will greet the rest of us when we gain that reward.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep the good memories.

    Don West

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