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Geneva Cole

May 1, 1926 — November 27, 2022

Jefferson City

Geneva Cole

Born Geneva Mangum on May 1st, 1926 in York, AL, she was an only child raised by her mother Matilda Crozier and loving stepfather, Jesse Crozier.  She accepted Christ at a young age. She met & married Ernest Odis Cole which from that union, God blessed them with 7 children; Joseph Hardy (deceased), Ulysses Cole (deceased), Anna Horton, Odis Cole (deceased), Sharon Riddles, Ronnie Cole and Diane Whiteside.  She leaves behind a devoted and loving son-in-law, Beauford Whiteside, as well as a whole hosts of grandkids and great grandkids.

Mrs. Geneva was the first lady as well as a member of Boyd Chapel United Methodist Church where her late husband, the Reverend E.O. Cole had pastored for several years along with also being the first lady of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Newport, Tennessee for several years.  She lived a quiet and humble life.  Always offering to pray with you and for you.

Mom was an avid gardener who had a “green thumb” that no one could match.  Her flowers were of great comfort and joy for her as she took tremendous pride in her beautiful flower garden and would retreat to them whenever she felt worried or concerned or just wanted to feel at peace with the world.  Mom would often say that one day she would work in God’s flower garden in heaven.


Living God, although our tears are flowing, we feel blessed that when our mother took her last breath, she entered heaven’s gates.

We will miss her dearly, but we cling to your promise of salvation for those who place their faith in You.

May she rest in Paradise until that final day when you return, and we are caught up into the clouds with you.

Scripture: Psalms 116:v15

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Scripture: John 3:v16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Westview Cemetery with Rev. Andrew Smith officiating.


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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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