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Mary Wilkinson Cole

August 4, 1925 October 5, 2018
Mary Wilkinson Cole
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Obituary for Mary Wilkinson Cole

Mary Wilkinson Cole, 93, passed away peacefully on 10/05/2018.

She was the daughter of William Thomas and Leila Lyle Wilkinson of Gunnison, MS. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gunnison, and later of the First Presbyterian Church of Belzoni, MS.

Most recently a resident of Knoxville, TN, she grew up and lived in the Delta until 1968. At that time, she moved to Richmond, VA. She worked as a Medical Technician for many years, and was a former member of Mensa.

She never lost her southern ways, and never met a stranger. She was active in her church, and enjoyed painting. She loved her family and friends, and visited the Delta often while her health allowed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Cole, daughter and son-in-law, Lyle Dempsey Avent and S. Neil Avent, sisters Leila W. Underhill and Sally W. Hobbs, and brother William Thomas Wilkinson, Jr.

She is survived by her son, John A. Dempsey, Jr., and daughter-in-law Margaret C. Dempsey, of Knoxville, TN, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Click Funeral Home and Cremations, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the Dempsey family.


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