Neil C. Cox was an attorney who practiced in Miami Dade County, Fla.
Cox died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. He was 41.
He was born Aug. 30, 1971 to Yolanda Cox-Fraiser and Joseph Crozador in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Kelson Fraiser, in Yeadon.
He attended William Penn High School in Yeadon and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Temple University. While at Temple, he was a spring 1991 initiate of the Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
After graduating from Temple, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Miami Law School, where he subsequently received a dual MBA and juris doctorate. He served as president of the Society of Bar and Gavel Society.
Cox practiced law in Miami Dade County for most of his career. He was a partner at Dienstag, Blanco & Cox, LLC and Dienstag Cox & Associates, PA and subsequently operated the Cox Firm.
He was an active member the Richmond-Perrine Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He oversaw the revitalization of the University of Miami's Iota Chi Chapter as its adviser and established the Omicron Chi Chapter at Florida International University in 2005.
His family said Cox found happiness in simple things like hanging out at Barnes and Noble, reading a book or spending an entire Saturday at the AMC theater movie-hopping.
“He will be remembered for his intelligence, his kindness, his broad smile, his infectious laughter, his commitment to helping others, his dedication to fraternity and his devoted friendship,” his family said.
In addition to his mother, father and stepfather; Cox is survived by his grandmother, Virginia Cox-Crichlow; brother, Christopher Cox; aunts: Joanne Teijmul and Lorna Taylor, uncle, Carlyle Cox and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Jan. 19 at Holy Apostles and The Mediator Church, 5101 Spruce Str. Viewing is at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Slater Funeral Home.