Mary Ellen Cole
Mary Ellen Cole, age 70, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House.
Born on July 3, 1949 in Boone County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Glen Browning and Bernice Mullins Browning.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Holstein; and her brothers, Robert Browning and Glen Browning, Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 20 years, Jerry Dale Cole; children, Guy Jones, Chris Jones and wife, Rebecca, Kelley Weeks and husband, Russell, and Jason Cole; grandchildren, Ryan Delaney and wife, Megan, Austin Jones, Kelsey Jones, Molly Jones, Polly Castle, Irene Jones, Ean Jones, Avery Jones, Maggie Weeks, Sarah Weeks, Jenna Weeks, and Wyatt Cole; great-grandchildren, Kayson Abernathy, Zaxton Jones, Flynn Castle, Ella Castle, Evander Jones and Myla Delaney; sisters, Shirley Charles and husband, Spike, and Sandy Slack and husband, Mike; brothers, Alvin Browning and wife, Evonda and Mack Browning; sister-in-law, Loretta Browning; and brothers-in-law, Bob Cole and James Cole and wife, Daisy.
Mary was a member of Fairdale Freewill Baptist Church for 16 years where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved her church and her church family. She enjoyed her puzzles and watching baseball, softball and tennis.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Reverend Dean Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Crucifix Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia-Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.
Published on December 10, 2019


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Teresa Slone-Richeson
Dec 15, 2019
Met Mary Ellen many years ago. She was a close friend of my aunt Shirley Price. Mary was a really sweet and fun person to be around. Sad to hear of her passing. Hope and pray that she had a good life. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.