Verna Robertson Cole of the Midway Community in Lamar County died Wednesday afternoon January 26, 2011. Mrs. Cole was retired from the University of Southern Mississippi where she worked in Food Services. Mrs. Cole was a dedicated member of Midway First Baptist Church where she took pride in assisting her husband in caring for the church grounds. When she was able her hobbies included gardening, sitting on the “Gallery”, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Judy and Terry Thomas of Sandy Hook, MS; her daughter-in-law Debbie Cole of the Midway Community; grandchildren Heather and Jason Graham of Sandy Hook; Shane Cole of Oak Grove; Vanessa and Ben David of Sandy Hook; and Kacey Cole of Birmingham, AL. Great-Grandchildren Anna and Cassidy Graham and Wyatt and Will David all of Sandy Hook, MS. A sister Ivloy Davis and brother Hermon Robertson, both of the Midway Community.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Elbert Cole; her son, Danny Dannon Cole; her parents Charlie Zeno and Ruth Webster Robertson; and her brothers, Walter, Clyde, and Cassie Ray Robertson.
Pallbearers are her nephews: Steve, Jonathan and Randy Robertson, Mickey Friend, and Bartley Faulkner of the Midway Community; Winford and Robert Cole of Columbia; and Ronnie Newton of Madison, MS.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Midway First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.
Visitation was held Thursday January 27, from 5:00-9:00pm and Services will be held at Midway First Baptist Church at 11:00am on Friday.