Virginia Beach Strong: Remembering Ryan Keith Cox

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Ryan Keith Cox, a Virginia Beach man, worked as an account clerk with the Virginia Beach Public Utilities Department.

Ryan Keith Cox, Virginia Beach victim

Cox had been with the department for 12½ years.

His brother, Ervin, remembered him on Facebook, writing, "My heart is hurting because my baby brother was murdered today by the shooter in Virginia Beach mass shooting.

"I won't hear his beautiful singing voice at church or home anymore. I loved my brother and will truly miss his caring soul. Until we meet again in heaven."

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Faces of the Virginia Beach mass shooting

In the video below, Cox can be seen on the far left, leading his church's band in a song.

Virginia Beach shooting survivor Christi Dewar believes she might not still be here had it not been for the actions of her coworker.

Details of Ryan Keith Cox viewing and celebration of life

June 7, 2019
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462


June 8, 2019
11 a.m.
New Hope Baptist Church
395 Old Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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