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Jermaine R. "Jerry" Cole

October 9, 1948October 20, 2021
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Jermaine R. “Jerry” Cole, 73 of Fort Wayne passed away on October 20, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital. She loved being a mother and grandmother, the proudest moments of her life. She attended Eastfield and Richland Community Colleges. Jerry was an avid Beatles fan. She loved the color purple and enjoyed photography, tennis and running. She was a member of the Oprah Club.

Jerry was born on October 9, 1948 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of the late Fletcher D. and Elsie “Fern” (Kennett) Thomas.

She was united in marriage to Dan Cole on June 6, 1980 in Kaufman, Texas. Dan survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter: Danielle (Eric) Geders of Fort Wayne; four sisters: Janelle (Endre) Mills of Fort Worth, TX, Judy (Patrick) Churchman of Lagrange, KY, Cleva (Michael) McMullen of Rowlette, TX, Clana (Brett) Cornelius of Combine, TX; a brother: Fletcher (Linda) Thomas, Jr. of Texas; two grandchildren: Cole Geders and Oliver Geders both of Fort Wayne.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Jacqueline Thomas and a brother: Tommy Thomas.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. Funeral service following visitation at 2:00 pm.

Interment will be at the St. Peter’s First Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorial donations can be made out to Right to Life in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Dan Cole, Husband
  • Danielle and Eric Geders, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Janelle and Endre Mills, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Judy and Patrick Churchman, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Cleva and Michael McMullen, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Clana and Brett Cornelius, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Fletcher and Linda Thomas, Jr., Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Cole Geders, Grandson
  • Oliver Geders, Grandson
  • Fletcher and Elise "Fern" (Kennett) Thomas, Parents (deceased)
  • Jacqueline Thomas, Sister (deceased)
  • Tommy Thomas, Brother (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Right to Life

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 25, 2021

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  • Interment

    Monday, October 25, 2021

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Cindy Geders

November 1, 2021

When Jerry entered a room, she absolutely lit it up with love and laughter! My husband and I first met Jerry and Dan when Eric and Danielle were dating and we became instant friends. She was never shy about sharing her love of Christ, family and Texas! It is so hard to imagine that she is not in the next room telling a funny story about her precious grandsons, Cole and Oliver. It was my honor to share those grandbabies with Jerry and it will be my privilege to remind them often of their Granny and the complete love she always had for them. Rest in peace, dear friend. I'm so glad I knew you.

Stephen Geders

October 31, 2021

I had the privilege of having Jerry as my son’s mother-in-law. She was one of the sweetest persons I have ever known. She was totally dedicated to her husband, daughter, son-in-law, and her two grandsons. No one ever had to guess where they stood with her, for if you were in her presence, you knew you were loved by her. She had a heart of gold and the biggest heart for God. I will miss her dearly.

Terry E Scher

October 28, 2021

Sorry for your loss Eric.
Terry

Cheri Simerly

October 25, 2021

I met Jerry through my husband Tom. He met Jerry at the City of Dallas in the 1970’s. She loved him first and they were like best friends. They saw the very best in each other and both of their lives were richer by knowing one another. She met me after we became married. She embraced me like we had always known each other. She was kind, genuine, faithful, unpretentiousness and loved to laugh. What’s not lo LOVE about sweet Jerry? We became immediate friends.
I never knew a more family loving person. Her family was her life. Being a wife and mother and then a Grandmother was who Jerry was to the core. She loved unselfishly, intently and out loud. Her faith was her compass.
I will miss her terribly but I know where she is. She is with her King. Xoxo

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