rickey lee cox
(1980 - 2008)

rickey lee cox
Nickname: kickers

dayton ohio at miami valley, United States of America
May 9, 1980

dayton ohio on hunter ave, United States of America
February 4, 2008

bengals all the way. fishing, living life and of course just lovin me....
Guest Book
Oh Rickey, I am missing you so much. This 8 yr angelversary is hitting hard. I feel like I just can't do this anymore. I will. GOD gives me strength, but today and tomorrow, I just wanna lay around and remember you. I love you so much son.
wanda stepp (mom)
February 3rd, 2016
I miss you so much, Rickey. I was talking to a young kid (29)today at the meeting and told him about you. I pray it made an impact. My heart goes out to all these young folks. I accept the fact that I couldn't save/help you, so maybe , through me, you can help them. I love you baby.so so much. always.
wanda stepp (mom)
March 3rd, 2014
Dear Rickey, It only seems like yesterday we would swim together in our pool and you with your little floaties on your arms!!! I remember you running in circles on the patio hollering "Watch this, now watch this!!!" I would clap my hands and praise you, not even sure what you were doing!! hahah! Someday sweet cousin, you can tell me once again "Watch this watch this!!!" I will be honored to praise you then!!! Watch over your Momma she needs your hugs every now and then!!! Love you...until we are all together again...<3
Dayna Stewart (cousin)
March 2nd, 2014
Ricky, I do remember your big smiles even though I wasn't much older than you, Me and your mother's gotten closer she has come to see me in the hospital this past summer. So i thank you for your wonderful mother, she is a good woman that loves you I love and I'll see U soon On that sweet day !!
Dawn Stepp (Cousin)
March 1st, 2014
i love you son. i miss you so much. i miss you. it's just not right without you
wanda stepp (mom)
August 31st, 2011
Wanda, I did not have the pleasure of knowing your son Rickey. I have never met you in person either, but I have had the priviledge of speaking with you several times on facebook and reading through some of your posts/comments. I feel as though you are a wonderful person with a big heart and a kind soul; therefore I'm sure that your son was similiar and was someone I would have definintely been friends with. ~Thinking of You~ ... Clinton
Clinton Knisley (Friend)
May 9th, 2011
Happy Birthday Ricky... Continue to look after your Mom... You have done an awesome job so far !!!!!!!
Sandy Weaver (Carole Stepps sister)
May 9th, 2011
Happy birthday Rickey....
I think about you often, and am so sad that you're not here anymore...we were just getting started!! I will cherish the times we had together. I'm thankful that you're my family, and ill love you always:)
Amanda Ruth (cousin)
May 9th, 2011
Hi sweety. wow. 31 years old. I can't believe it. I just don't know what to say right now. I love you baby........with all my heart and soul. with every breath i take,,,,,,with all that i have.
May 9th, 2011
eric hoffman has left the following message for you:

Rick was a very dear and close friend to me. We had many good times together. I think about him all the time and miss him very much. The thing i remember most about rick was his little girly giggle that he had, i loved it and it made me laugh which in turn made him laugh and so on. We spent alot of time together and i charish all those in my memory (the ones i can remember). The absolute best story: it was ricks 21st birthday (or around the time he turned 21) i was at college at wright state, he came over so i could take him out. We went to a bar called w.o. wrights and rick got so shit faced drunk off shots of anything that was sat in front of him. He puked in the corner of the pool room, then he sits down in a chair and when he tried to get up and fell straight on his face and could not get up (it reminded me of a turtle on its back, only he was on his face) by that time i decided it was time to go. So i carried his big ass to my car and put him in (mind you i had a honda civic hatchback and i go about 250 and rick about the same) so theres 500 lbs of beef stuffed into this little car, and as soon as i take off he passes out on my shoulder like a big baby. So i take him back to union where wanda and jeff are living at the time, i pull up and nudge him and say "rick we're here" he pops up like he was never sleeping and gets out and starts walking up to the neighbors house screaming "MOM LET ME IN!" so i had to run and get him on the right path. He gets to the front door and just starts pounding on it screaming the whole time "MOM LET ME IN!" Wanda came to the door and let us in and he proceeds to barrel through the door and goes straight to the bathroom and pukes all over the place. The only thing i could say was "sorry wanda". She was very understanding she always was when it came to rick. Man i miss him so much. He was a wonderful person and i love him with all my heart. We lost touch the last few years of his life and i wish we hadn't, our lifes just went in different directions. I wish he would have had the oppertunity to stay sober cause i know he really wanted that, and to meet a girl and start a family, he really wanted that too. I wish he could have met my kids cause they would have loved him, but things just dont work out the way you wish all the time. Rick i love you with all my heart and i know i will see you again some day. I love you.


eric hoffman (best friend)
May 9th, 2011
Happy Birthday Rickey! I wish we could have met. Your mom is a wonderfully strong woman, but you already know that. You helped her become who she is today. She is an inspiration. Remember that she loves you.
Stefanie Trost (friend)
May 7th, 2010
Happy Birthday Rickey! I wish I could have met you. I feel like I do know you because of your Mom. She likes to brag about you! You will always be in her heart.
May 7th, 2010
I didn't know your son and don't really know you well, but wanted to say that this is a very loving way to honor Ricky and his life while he was here with you. You know he will always be with you in heart and soul, watching over you and extending his love to you. Ricky had work to do that he couldn't accomplish in flesh. The time you had with him made his soul complete and he could move on because of it. You are blessed.
Teresa Taylor (facebook friend)
May 7th, 2010
Happy Birthday Ricky..... your little boy smile touched my heart and you will never be forgotten....keep your arms around your Mommy and look after her .. I know you are now her special angel.......
Sandy Weaver (Carole Stepps sister)
April 15th, 2010
Ricky I thought you were the sweetest, cutest little boy... a memory of you I will always remember is was when your mommy taught you to say thank you Jesus for this food before you ate..... at a restaurant in Florida where you and your mommy and Carole and Ernie went and the hostess handed you a sucker....your mommy said " Ricky what do you say ? " ( wanting you to say "thank you " )you closed your little eyes and said " thank you Jesus for this sucker ".....................
Sandy Weaver (Carol Stepps Sister)
April 6th, 2010
Rickey, Josh had a good friend when we lived in Florida and you look a lot like him. Josh was always tall and slim ... his friend in Florida was a lot bigger and when he would make Josh mad, Josh would hit him and run! ha!ha! That's what I meant previously when I told you to take it easy on him ...
Wish I had known you when you were here. One thing I know you two had in common ... as Josh was growing up he always said he believed that God meant for him to be a youth counselor to help troubled kids ... (because he had been through a lot and felt he could help kids understand things!) Love you both!
Brenda Stepp
February 15th, 2010
Dear Ricky, I never knew you ... never met you ... but through memories of what my dad & your mom's dad meant to one another ... and how much we (The Stepps) cherish and love our families from our souls and with all our heart ... I feel like I do know you and I know I would have enjoyed talking with you. (Take it easy on Josh ... he's tall and slim! ha!ha!) I love you.
Brenda Stepp
February 15th, 2010
Wanda, today was the day Ricky stepped from this world into the arms of Jesus. The ultimate Father! He has just begun to tell Him about you and the others he loved here on earth. It won't be long till we'll be leavin here! It won't be long, we'll be goin home!
Love you!
Donella Hobbs (Friend)
February 4th, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you...I tried to light a candle but it would not let me. You have been in my thoughts all day and when I read what you wrote about Rickey it made me cry. It may not seem like it today but it is a blessing we can feel again...God has a good plan for your life and for Rickeys...life is so much more than this world...so much bigger. I just really get a sense that Rickey is indeed counseling youths and touching lives this very moment. His presence is being felt in many lives...he is not gone and if only we could see this world through God's eyes and not our own I just know that you would smile and be very proud of the work that Rickey is doing...amazing work...truly. I love you, bird. Just keep walking through it- I am really proud of you.
Gaby Gonnella (friend)
February 4th, 2010
Rickey, I'm sorry I never had the chance to meet you, but I feel like I know you from the way your mom talks about you. She’s very proud of her baby boy. I'm sure you’re a beautiful person. Rest peacefully knowing that your mom is surrounded by people who love her and will take care of her for you.
Wanda, I’m blessed to know you. I admire your strength. If Rickey was anything like you I know I would have loved him too. I can’t imagine the pain you’ve experienced, but through it all know that you and Rickey have touched my life.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, they will be comforted.
Stefanie Trost (friend)
February 4th, 2010

This is a meaningful tribute to Rickey's life and your love for him. His smile lights up the photo! I will lift both of you up tomorrow as you remember and honor your sweet son.

Cindy Bell Booth
Cindy Booth
February 3rd, 2010
Your Mom and I have grown real close over the past year. She misses you dearly and she tells me we would have gotten along great. I try to remind her that you are always with her but sometimes it is a struggle. There are those of us that will be there for her to help her feel the love and know that she has the support and love of true people that care for her. I say a prayer for her, for you to help her to be strong and to be strong in your memory. One day she will be able to hug and hold you but in the now just know she is in good hands. God will bless the both of you. Wanda, love ya I know you are struggling right now, but those tears that you shed are.....ones of love. You know that I am here.
Margaret Hylton (friend)
February 3rd, 2010
wow, you've been gone 2 yrs on 2-4. not sure what to write. to tell a story about you would take 27 yrs,,,,the time that god blessed me with you.
here goes some of it,,,
rick was a blessing since the day he was born. he was born premature and was in NICU for 11 days. thank god he made up for that. grew up to be 300 lbs at 6 ft. tall. rick had a smile for everyone. had the most awesome laugh ever. he befriended ones who had none, who had it all and ones who no one else would. he was color blind, as far as people go. his heart was as big as he was. just tryin to survive in this world. wanted to love and be loved. he truly wanted to get his life together and have a wife and kids and wanted to live in new paris, ohio. he was my world, my best friend, my son and the most precious gift from god that i could ever receive. he is missed by alot of people. rickey got a good 30 days taste of true sobriety and i believe he got the 2 and 3 month token for me. he always believed, as far as drugs and alcohol goes, that he could do more than anyone. 2 yrs ago, he was proved wrong. did too much and passed out and never woke up. the worst day of my life. i'll never forget it. i've got some peace tho, knowing that he is with god. rick was saved years ago, i forget the date, but he did have a relationship with god. he was spiritual, in spite of his lifestyle at times. he told me once that i was stronger than most men he knew. told me he loved me, often. i've got letters from him where he stated his love and admiration, appreciation and forgiveness---to me. said i was his queen. he left this world knowing that he was loved beyond love by me and knowing that, makes me feel good. we had no amends to be made. they were made while he was alive and sober. thats a relief. rickey was an awesome young man. left this world way too soon,. he wanted to be a youth counselor. also wanted to make me proud of him and i told him alot that i was proud of him and i still am. he loved his cousin jason like a brother. his stepbrother jeremy was also a brother. rickey didnt believe in "step" brothers/sisters. jeffery was one he hoped he could help as jeffery grew up, once rick got his stuff together. he absolutely adored his aunt trish. took justin and jamie fishing alot. his cousins. and was hopin to do the same with cameron, jason's son. i'm glad rickey got to see him before he left this earth. loved his uncle al and adored his papaw. he couldnt say papaw when he was little so it was pabo. uncle chuck was called uncle suck, cause rick, when he was younger, just couldnt get that ch to work. that was funny. he was clumsy too, like his momma. loved watchin him try to do jumpin jacks. he had an awesome sense of humor and loved to play pranks and aggravate people. lol. always patted me on the head and said i was yittle,,meaning little. he loved his yellow camaro that jeff, my ex, his "father" bought him. he had some health problems the last few yrs of his life. that was rough on him tryin to get clean and sober. rick was and is beautiful. i'll write more later but wanted to get something on here for his 2 yr anniversary of bein in heaven
wanda stepp (momma)
February 3rd, 2010
Ricky I did not get a chance to meet you but your mom updates me on your life from time to time. She is a beautiful person & I love her.
Kelly Williams (friend)
February 2nd, 2010
Ricky, I did not know you, but I knew your mom as a child growing up. She was always a special friend in my life. We lost contact when her family moved from our little town. I am sure had she stayed here, I would have had the honor of knowing you and sharing a very special person. No doubt you were a wonderful son who had the love of a mother that surpassed none other. That love is still alive today in your memory. Look down and know that you are loved and missed by those who knew you. Oh yeh, if you see my ole man up there...tell him I said hi. I'm sure the two of you have met and are keeping God and all the angles laughing.
Cheryl Blackburn (friend)
February 1st, 2010
Rickey you don't know me but I knew your mom when we were growing up in Trotwood together...though we lost track of each other I feel that I know what kind of young man you were and how much your mom truely loves you and how much she misses you from the stories she shares with me. Trust me you memory lives on. Know that your mom is being watched over and will be safe until you meet again.
Vickie Robson (Friend)
February 1st, 2010
I just wanted to let you know that your mom is doing amazing. Even though she has hard days, she fights through them with a renewed strength and hope. She is still a handful but we keep her out of trouble. ;-D Love you Rick and Wanda.
Sheena Johnson (Friend)
February 1st, 2010
Bless you Wanda through your journey. You only have to be without Rickey's physical presence today! God is good.
Sheryl Bowman (friend)
February 1st, 2010
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wanda stepp
January 31st, 2010
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"Just sitting here wishing I could see you, touch your sweaty palms and kiss that forehead of yours. I miss you so much. My heart just aches something awful some days. I love you rickey"
mom stepp
March 1st, 2014
"hey rick....i read a letter you wrote jason today, while he was in basic training, dated jan 14,2008...i guess the last one you wrote...i don't have the strength to do anything, still,to this website..the pain is so hard,,so real,,and hurts so bad.."
mom stepp
November 28th, 2010
"hey son. really missing you, but when don't i. i'm ok tho. my broken heart won't ever heal....you were and always will be my life. i love you. i gotta get back to this website and update with some photos now that i have a scanner. come see me soon"
mom stepp
August 13th, 2010
"happy 30th birthday honey.the tears don't ever stop. it's so hard without you physically being here. i would love just once to kiss your forehead again. i love you and miss you always rickey. always. my broken heart will be broke till i see you"
mom stepp
May 9th, 2010
"Happy Birthday Rickey! May this candle be a symbol be of the light you brought into the lives of the people around you."
Rebecca Williams Haughton
May 7th, 2010
"Ricky I last saw you at the age of about 4 ..but I can still see that sweet little boyish smile....you left this earthly home years too soon, but I hope your mommy can take comfort in the knowledge that you are now smiling and dancing with angels... "
Sandy Weaver
April 15th, 2010
"my favorite memory was when you taught him to say thank you Jesus for this food before he ate..... at a restaurant you and carole and Ernie went to and the hostess handed Ricky a sucker....you said " Ricky what do you say " He closed his little eye"
Sandy Weaver
April 6th, 2010
"hi rickey. happy easter. i love you and miss you everyday. life here on this earth sucks most days without you but i'm making it. gotta get back to this site and do more to it. gotta keep ur memory alive. i miss you so bad"
mom stepp
April 4th, 2010
"hey rick. it's superbowl sunday. thats the last time i heard ur voice or got a text from ya. i love you and miss you so much. love mom"
mom stepp
February 7th, 2010
"Wanda, Ricky was a big sweet teddy bear that loved his Mother more than anyone. We miss him. I am so glad you was strong enough to do this. I love you."
Brenda Gulley
February 3rd, 2010

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