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Funeral services for Nelda Cole 87 of Palestine, will be held 2:00 PM Sunday January 28, 2018, at First Baptist Church Palestine, with Rev. Tony Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Palestine.
Mrs. Cole passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Palestine Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bokchito, OK to Clyde and Beulah Scott Parish on February 13, 1930. Her family moved to Tyler, Texas where she graduated from High School. She met and fell in love with Jack Cole in Tyler when he was attending Tyler Junior College after World War II. They married in July 1949. The couple moved to Palestine in 1963 with their 3 sons. Nelda was a devoted housewife and Mother. After her children were grown, Nelda was a devoted caregiver to others. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Palestine.
Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack Cole and brother Ronnie Parish. She is survived by her children; Kim Cole and wife Debra, Scott Cole and wife Sheryl, and Keith Cole and wife Rebecca, grandchildren; Kerri Jordon and husband Kelly, Jason Cole and wife Jessica, Jeremie Cole, Brandon Cole, LaNay Blackmon and husband Keith, Christopher Buchanan and wife Brittany, and Graham Cole and wife Sierra, great grandchildren; Ruby Kate and Cole Jordon, Hudson Cole, Loralye Cole, Jake, Emily and Luke Blackmon, and Abigail Buchanan, sister-in-law Shirley Parish, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeremie Cole, Brandon Cole, Jason Cole, Christopher Buchanan, Graham Cole, Kelly Jordon, and Keith Blackmon.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Brandy Ricard and Cartmell Home for their care and compassion of our Mother.
Condolences will be received at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Palestine, TX on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Palestine in honor of Nelda Cole.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 26, 2018
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