Brenda Juanita Cole, 71, shared a lifelong passion for literature

Brenda Juanita Cole

WILMINGTON — Brenda Juanita Cole, 71, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at her home.

Brenda was born May 6, 1950, in Griffin, Georgia. She was the only child of Carolyn McCarty and the late J. Benjamin McCarty.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Duke University in 1971 and subsequently obtained her master’s degree from George Mason University. She taught in various public schools for several years. She had a lifelong passion for literature. Brenda was loved dearly and will be miss by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Alan Cole of Wilmington; and three children, Peter J. DePaolis, Stephanie Steinmetz and Diana DePaolis Gouveia.

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