First Lady Shirley Cole

First Lady Shirley Fay Cole

September 19, 1946 ~ September 21, 2021 | 75

First Lady Shirley Cole

Funeral service for Mrs. Shirley Fay Cole who went to be with her Lord and Savior September 21, 2021 at Baylor Heart Hospital, Plano, TX will be Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Martin Shiloh Baptist Church, Clarksville, TX with Bishop L.E. Cole, eulogist and Rev. R. E. Ruffin, officiating. Interment in Thompson Townes cemetery, Clarksville, TX.
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Shirley F. Cole was born on September 19, 1946 in Red River County, Texas to Earnest Titus and Virginia Williams – Dillahunty. She was the oldest of eight children and graduated from Cheatham High School in 1965. Shirley grew up in Clarksville, Texas and was a member of the St. James Baptist Church.

On March 6th, 1971, Shirley united with Lee Cole in holy matrimony. To this union, they had two children, Timothy and Tabatha. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother (known adoringly as Granny).

In the early 80’s, Lee accepted the calling to become a minister for the Lord. Shirley united with Martin Shiloh Baptist Church in Avery, Texas with her husband and served diligently as First Lady until she transitioned to her heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Earnest and Virginia and grandparents Ulysses B. Williams and Della Middleton.

Shirley leaves to cherish many beautiful memories: her husband Bishop L. E. Cole of Clarksville, TX; son Timothy Titus (Carolyn) of Fort Worth, TX; daughter Tabatha Cole of Richmond, TX; two sisters Deloise Bushnell (Edmond) of Houston, TX and Linda Dillard (Carl) of Annona, TX; five brothers Billy Titus (Myra) of Houston, TX, Lurie Edwards, Jr. (Pam) of Clarksville, TX, Glen Terry Edwards (Judy) of Clarksville, TX, Rickey Edwards of Clarksville, TX, and Marvin Edwards (Juleria) of Corpus Christi, TX; 3 grandchildren Xavier Breyon Doolittle of Killeen, TX, Octavious Jermal Doolittle-Titus of Stockton, CA, and Shelby Dootlittle-Titus of Killeen, TX; 1 special great-grandson Jaylon Jermal Titus of Idabel, OK; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 special aunt Carrie Guidry of Houston, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Citizens Funeral Home
in Clarksville, Texas

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Thompson Townes Cemetery, Clarksville, TX

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