Colonial Funeral Home

323 2nd Street, Columbia, MS


Rosa Lee "Ninnie" Coke

September 5, 1946July 30, 2020

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Rosa Lee “Ninnie” Coke, of Oak Vale, Mississippi, passed from this life at the age of 73. She was born in Prentiss, Mississippi to Odell and Dorothy Cochran, was a longtime resident of the Society Hill Community, and a member of Society Hill Baptist Church. Rosa Lee was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who was devoted to her family. She will be remembered as a dedicated Christian who actively served her Lord through her church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kathryn Diane Ott; and her husband, Stonewall Jackson “Jack” Coke, Jr. Rosa Lee is survived by her daughter, Kelly Coke and her fiancé, Tim Bridges; her son, Kevin Coke and his wife, Marissa; brother-in-law, Dennis Ott; four grandchildren, Kaela Odendaal, Don Odendaal, Sy Odendaal, and Malachi Coke; a niece, Tabby Carlsen and her husband, Chad; two nephews, Bobby Ott and his wife, Ginger and Corey Ott and his wife, Maggie. There will be a funeral service, officiated by Reverend Tommy Broome, for Rosa Lee at 10:00am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Society Hill Baptist Church where friends may visit from 9:30 until service time. Burial will follow in Society Hill Cemetery assisted by Don Odendaal, Sy Odendall, Malachi Coke, Chad Carlsen, Damon Roberts, Brad Langston, and Tommy Lovino assisting as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that Bibles be purchased in her memory through The Gideons International. www.gideons.org/give


  • Odell Cochran, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Langston Cochran, Mother (deceased)
  • Kathryn Diane Ott, Sister (deceased)
  • Stonewall Jackson "Jack" Coke, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Kelly Coke (Tim Bridges), Daughter
  • Kevin Coke (Marissa), Son
  • Dennis Ott, Brother-in-law
  • Kaela Odendaal, Grandchild
  • Don Odendaal, Grandchild
  • Sy Odendaal, Grandchild
  • Malachi Coke, Grandchild
  • Tabby Carlsen (Chad), Niece
  • Bobby Ott (Ginger), Nephew
  • Corey Ott (Maggie), Nephew

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  • Don Odendaal
  • Sy Odendaal
  • Malachi Coke
  • Chad Carlsen
  • Damon Roberts
  • Brad Langston
  • Tommy Lovino


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


Rosa Lee "Ninnie" Coke

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Luann Corkins

August 2, 2020

My husband and I loved Rosa lee. She was a real women of God and we will miss her but the angels are singing.

David Morrison

August 2, 2020

I was just thinking of Rosa Lee today and happened to read the sad news of her passing. She and Jack were such godly people, extremely generous, and incredibly hospitable. It has been many years since I saw Rosa Lee and her children, but the memories are like they happened yesterday. She will be missed, and I pray for Kelly and Kevin and their families for comfort and peace. God bless you all.

Sue Dennis

August 1, 2020

What a beautiful lady of God ! She was such a kind, generous and giving person that welcomed you no matter what. I have many cherished memories that included her many kindnesses and hugs. Now she is in the presence of God enjoying her eternal reward. My love and prayers are with you Kelly, Kevin and your families.

Michelle Jordan

July 30, 2020

Her warmth, her amazing hugs and a smile for days!! Her home was your home and at times when my home wasn't the most welcoming hers was like a little heaven here on earth. The world lost a true spirit of Christ. Much love, prayers and sympathy to the family.

Angela Smith

July 30, 2020

Mrs. Coke, oh how you will be missed! I always loved getting those hugs and kisses (aka “sugar”). You were such an instrumental person in my life! Thank you for all the love you gave!!! You are now in the arms of Jesus and have a glorious time!!! Lots and lots of sugar!!! Angela

Nancy Potter

July 30, 2020

What a ”Beautiful “ lady who I called “Dolly” she gave the biggest Hugs and was a dear friend! She will be missed but I know she is with Jesus who she loved so much!!!


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