Shirley Marie Cole

Born in Detroit, MI on August 16, 1922

Departed on November 29, 2012 and resided in Winchester, TN

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COLE, Shirley Marie Jackson- Obedient daughter, loving minister's wife, beloved mother, teacher, accountant and gardener, died at her home, Pine Haven, on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Born August 16, 1922, at home in Detroit, MI, to James Allen Jackson, son of Andrew Johnson Jackson and Mary Jones Jackson of Brentwood, Williamson County, TN, and Clara Louise Owens Jackson, daughter of Morris Thomas Owens and Cynthia Jane Campeau Owens Bullock of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. Sibling, Owen Dean Jackson, Sr. of Dickson, TN. Preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Marion Cole of Winchester, TN, married on March 15, 1952, at Peoria, IL; daughter, Lucille Annette Cole. Survived by children, Cheryl Ann Cole, Winchester, TN, Janie Louise Cole Danny Hunt, Dickson, TN; grandchildren, Cynthia Lynn Hunt, Nebraska, April Rene Hunt David Wallace, TN; niece and nephew, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews. Graduated Marysville High School, Marysville, MI, 1940, as a member of the National Honor Society and editor of the school paper. She immediately began work giving aid and comfort to the World War II effort including working in aircraft plants and for the American Red Cross, serving as air raid warden, and performing other needed activities while continuing her education. An avid genealogist, she was a member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her hands were rarely idle. She enjoyed traveling, playing the piano, fishing, rock hounding and camping with her family. She grew, harvested and preserved much of her own food. She was an avid prize-winning quilter. She was a proficient knitter and continued sharing her creations with friends and family throughout the United States and Canada until her death. With her daughter, Cheryl, they co-authored two books and she assisted her daughter in other writing projects. Her accomplishments in life were many but the focus of her life was the Lord's church and its mission. She taught ladies' and children's Bible classes, spoke at ladies' days and evangelism workshops, and participated in evangelistic campaigns in addition to helping her father and husband in other church and missionary functions throughout the United States and Canada. A life celebration service will be 2 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 with visitation starting at 11am at Owen Chapel Church of Christ, 1011 Franklin Rd., Brentwood. Interment to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, 615 646-9292

7 Comments to Shirley Marie Cole

  1. Dale Pavatte
    November 30, 2012 12:00 am

    So sorry at the passing of Mrs. Cole. Your whole family have been like family to us. Love, Dale and Beverly

  2. arlene barry
    November 30, 2012 12:00 am

    Respected your parents so very much. What a blessing they have been to the church family here at the Winchester church of Christ, and Franklin county! Looking forward to heaven with you. arlene barry

  3. Freda Clifton
    November 30, 2012 12:00 am

    My sympathy to the family on the loss of a great Christian lady. She was a precious example to us all. She is at home with God and things are good with her!

  4. Maurice and Linnie Batchelor
    November 30, 2012 12:00 am

    Cecil and Shirley were both such wonderful examples to many of us. Praise God for their legacy. They were true servants of God. Our love and prayers are with the family.

  5. Mary Lynn Solomon
    December 1, 2012 12:00 am

    Cheryl, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Shirley was such a nice person, and I enjoyed meeting both of you. Love, Mary

  6. Joan Baker
    December 5, 2012 12:00 am

    Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Praying for God’s comfort for you and that you will look to him for that peace that only He can offer. She was such a dear special lady to so many.

  7. Revis Plemmons
    December 13, 2012 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the passing of Shirley. We met your parents when we visited Winchester in 2001. I talked to you on the phone one night while at your parents’ home. I was looking for family history info. It turned out your dad was my 4th cousin, twice removed. If not for Cecil & Shirley I would never have found the grave and farmland of my 5th great grandmother, Jemima Franklin Cecil’s 3rd great grandmother. Your parents “adopted” us. They invited us to supper, took us around to find old cemeteries, etc. We were so impressed with Cecil and Shirley’s hospitality and zest for life in the few days we spent with them. Cecil reminded me so much of my grandfather. We rejoice in the lives that they led and know they have gone on to their reward. We will never forget them and the kindness and friendship they showed us.

    Revis and Randy Plemmons