Dr. Natravis Cox

October 16, 1974 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 46)

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Charlotte, NC./Shannon-Dr. Natravis Ramon Cox was born to Reverend Charles and Lynda Cox Hersey on October 16, 1974 in Tupelo, Mississippi.  He grew up in the Pine Grove Community, attended Shannon High School and became a member of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

After graduating from Shannon High School, he attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

He attended medical school at Howard University where he established life-long friendships with Doctors Dzifaa Lotsu, Denyce Nichols, Darrel Gray and Owais Hassan.  He matched into the prestigious University of Chicago Medical Center where he completed Internal Medicine Residency Training in 2009. He then trained in Gastroenterology at Duke University becoming a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist.  At Duke, Travis was known as a friend and confidant to all.  Dr. Cox was a favorite amongst office staff, nursing staff, colleagues and was known for his kindness and generosity.  After graduation, he developed a unique practice that allowed him to see patients in Shreveport, Louisiana while also presiding care as a travel-base gastroenterologist for cities in need.

Despite the long and often grueling hours, Travis maintained his passion for food, travel, architecture, real estate and music.  Dr. Cox valued his friendships deeply, often traveling the country and world with his friends and brother, Taurean.

Dr. Natravis Cox’s life will be forever cherished and remembered by his family.  He is survived by his loving mother Lynda Cox Hersey and step-father, Steven Hersey from Shannon, MS, his loving father, Rev. Charles Cox, Shannon, Mississippi, two brothers: Elder Malcolm Cox, Tupelo, Mississippi, Taurean Cox, New York, New York, and sisters: Farrah Cox, Letesha Mckinney (Armund),  Five  step-sisters and brothers: Crystal Smith (Reginald),  Ashley Gunn (William), Steven, Jr. (Shaundraya), Maya Hersey, Mitra Hersey (Catina).  His grandmother, Pauline Goree, Shannon, MS and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  His loving network also includes very special friends, Dr. Dzifaa and wife, Adamma Lotsu, Dr. Lisa Jones, Dr. Darrell Gray, II, Dr. Elvin Hardy, Dr. Denyce Nichols, and the late Dr. Owais Hassan.

A service celebrating Dr. Cox’s Life will be held at 1 PM Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the Whitehill MB Church with his brother, Elder Malcolm Cox and Pastor Jeffrey Daniel officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery south of Shannon.  Visitation will be from Noon-service time at the White Hill MB. Church, 1967 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo, MS. 38804.  Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving their friends.

The family ask that donations in memorial of Dr. Cox be made to the Travis Cox Scholarship Fund 126 County Road 130, Shannon, MS 38868.  Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.

7 thoughts on “Dr. Natravis Cox”

  1. A truly great person and someone I was glad to call a friend. He had the most infectious laugh and always a great attitude. Rest easy my friend.

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  2. Dr. Cox will always be remembered as a happy people person who loved everyone he met. He will be greatly missed in the medical world. My condolences to the family! God Bless.

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  3. Dr. Cox was one of the NICEST doctors at Willis-Knighton Bossier. It was always a pleasure to see he was rounding on his particular week. He will be so, SO missed!

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  4. I’m so sad to hear this. I was a nurse in ICU, and I always enjoyed talking with Dr Cox. We would talk, laugh and cut up. He was always kind to all the nurses. He would randomly bring me Starbucks drinks and if we were having a bad day at work, he would make sure we were ok. He will be greatly missed!

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  5. Our UChicago residency family is so sorry to hear about the loss of Travis. We remember him fondly as intelligent, hard working reserved resident who was always willing to lend a helping hand. All our love to his family!

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  6. Dr. Cox, I called him GQ, was a wonderful GI Doctor. I was one of the nurses in the VA that the pleasure of working with this wonderful man. I called him GQ because he always dressed like he had stepped off the cover of GQ. He would surprise us many times with Red Velvet and Blue Velvet cakes that the purchased from a cook in the area. My heart breaks for his family. I pray that your healing is speedy. He left many a wonderful memory with those that had the pleasure of working with him.

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  7. Travis, was truly a one of a kind, wonderful person! His sincerity, love for life and the beauties of this planet, his service to humanity, fun-loving nature, and his warm-heartedness are notable parts of his legacy that will live on. My sincere condolences to all of his family, friends, and loved ones. I was blessed to have met Travis.

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