Jean Braxton Cole, 94, member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church

Jean Braxton Cole

LELAND — Jean Braxton Cole, 94, formerly of Kinston, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Bradley Creek Health Center, Wilmington.

She was born April 25, 1927, in Pitt County to the late Walter Thurman Braxton and Martha Moye Braxton.

Jean was a member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church in Wilmington. She was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kinston. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a bright light to many people and will be dearly missed.

Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, Stephen V. Humbles; second husband, George L. Cole; brother, Walter Braxton Jr.; and grandchild, Adam Potter.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Judy Humbles Bass (Edward) and Jo Anne Humbles Suomala (Donald); grandchildren, Wendy Kennedy, Leslee Potter and Brandon Bass; great-grandchild, Joseph Dickens; and step-grandchildren, Lisa Fisher and Angela Bass.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 3, in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston. Visitation with friends will be held after the service.

Charitable contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare or Pine Valley United Methodist Church.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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