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Lillian E Cole

October 22, 1944 - May 13, 2017

Burial Date: May 20, 2017

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Mrs. Lillian E. Cole of Handsboro, MS; passed away on May 13, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, MS.  She was born to the late Solomon and Katie Mae McQueen.  Lillian Joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age, where she served under the leadership of Rev. Emmit Chambers as President of the Usher board.  She later joined St. James Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Eddie Hartwell, Sr.  Lillian was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Joseph Jerome Cole; two sons, Evon Duckworth and Christopher Cole; four sisters Ida Bell Peters-Butler, Ruth E. Newsome, Mary L. McQueen-Owens; and one grandson, Brysheen Duckworth.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons,  John (Maggie) McQueen of Salida, CA and Jerome (Suzanna) Cole of Gulfport, MS; three daughters, Belinda Duckworth, Josephine (Charles) Duckworth, Mary (Marshall) Cole all of Gulfport, MS; eleven grandchildren, and twenty-one great grand children, one brother, Solomon (Frances) McQueen, one sister, Marie Polk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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