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Myrtle  Wrenn Cole
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DURHAM: Myrtle Wrenn Cole, 93, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital. She was born in Roxboro, the daughter of the late Darcy Wrenn and Cleo Blackard Wrenn. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, William F. Cole, Sr.

She graduated from Helena high School in Person County in 1942. She worked at Roses in Roxboro, NC. After marrying WF Cole, Sr. in 1946, she moved and made her home in Durham, NC. She was a homemaker until 1961 when she began her career at D.C. May Crepe.

Ms. Cole loved her church family and friends at Mt. Sylvan UMC. Her faith was her center. She was an active member of the Mt. Sylvan UMC Sylvan Sunday School Class, the McKay Circle, and Methodist Women. She enjoyed working at Urban Ministries Food Pantry for many years.

Her greatest abilities were her ability to make friends and to be a loyal friend to so many. She will be greatly missed. She remained active, continuing to live independently, working in her yard and driving until recently. She was an aspiration and mentor to so many in the community. Her beautiful smile will be missed by so many.

Ms. Cole is survived by her daughters, Sandra Cole Jones (Brent), Priscilla Cole Coleman; son, William Fletcher Cole, Jr. (Angela); brothers, Edward Wrenn, John Gilbert Wrenn (Hilda); grandchildren, Kristi Datta (Vic), Lisa Woodard (Kirby), Kendall Coleman, Kaitlin Luffman (Brian), Austin Cole, Kelsey Cole; and great-grandchildren, Meera Datta, Porter Datta, Wyatt Woodard, Violet Woodard, Reagan Luffman.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, March 20th at Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Bowden and Rev. Kathie Wilkinson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 1pm at the church. Burial will follow the services in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial for a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Sylvan Senior’s Group at Mt. Sylvan UMC: 5731 N. Roxboro Rd. Durham, NC 27712.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Tuesday

20

Mar

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mt Sylvan United Methodist Church

5731 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27712

Funeral Service

Tuesday

20

Mar

1:00 PM
Mt Sylvan United Methodist Church

5731 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27712

Visitation Following Service

Tuesday

20

Mar

2:00 PM
Mt Sylvan United Methodist Church

5731 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27712

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt Sylvan United Methodist Church Cemetery

5731 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27712

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