Estelle R. Cole

January 27, 1922April 14, 2012

Estelle R. Cole, 90, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Longwood, FL. She was born on January 27, 1922, to Ollie and Mary Jane Rowell in Ocilla, Georgia. On May 19, 1940, Estelle married Jordan Henry Cole in Ocilla, Georgia. They were married for 40 wonderful years before his passing in December of 1980. Estelle was a factory worker for Mercury Marine for 15 years. She was a member of Faith Harvest Ministries of Kissimmee and Northland Church in Longwood.

Estelle was predeceased by her husband, Jordan Henry Cole; her brothers, Andrew Thomas Rowell, Herman Elton Rowell, Ollie Columbus Rowell, and James Charles Rowell; as well as her granddaughter, Karen.

She is survived by her sisters, Thelma Humphrey of Waycross, GA, Myrtice Lindsey of Jacksonville, FL, Darcie Mae Morris, and Essie Mae Liddy, both of Fitzgerald, GA; her children, Joseph David (and his wife, Diane) Cole of Floral City, FL, Mary Jean (and her husband, Randy) Cronk of Umatilla, FL, Jordan Henry (and his wife, Donna) Cole of Casselberry, FL, and Myra Cole (and her husband, Gary) Ecklind of Deltona, FL; her grandchildren, David Jason Cole, Daniel Eric Cole, Richard Charles Cole, Wendy Cole Cora, Lisa Cole Mendez, Collin Michael Christian, Parker Harrison Christian, Cynthia Diane Lopez, Gary Eugene Garner, and Christopher Cole; her step-grandchildren, Gary Lee Ecklind, Matthew David Ecklind, and Amanda Marie Ecklind; as well as her great-grandchildren, Cameron, Gavin, Amelia, Isabella, Gabriella, Joshua, Cala, and Cobrettie.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at Grissom Funeral Home, 803 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741.

Service will be held on Saturday, April 21st, 11:00am, at Grissom Chapel, followed by burial services at Rose Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee.

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  • Visitation Friday, April 20, 2012
  • Service Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Collin Christian

May 7, 2012

Minnow I want to thank you for all of the many things you taught me over the years. Compassion, discipline, and love for everything. You have made me strong and when I want to quit I remember that you never did. Your legacy lives on through us and we will all make you proud. I LOVE YOU MINNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Crowell

April 24, 2012

Myra I am so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She is walking hand in hand with God. She will always be in your heart and in your thoughts. God Bless and be with you and your family.

Donna and Ronnie Peters

April 21, 2012

We always loved you and your family. We will miss your beautiful face. God has called anotherprecious one home. Our love and sympathies are with her children who have lost there dear mother. With much love. Donna and Ronnie Peters

Parker Christian

April 19, 2012

Grandma, i am glad collin and I were able to take you out to dinner for your 90th birthday. I know that the pain you experienced before passing was terrible but you are in a better place now. I know one day we will see eachother again in heaven and until then i know i will be watched over by you now and always. I love you grandma and i miss you so much.

Shirley Gardner

April 18, 2012

My deepest sympathy and prayers to Ms. Estelle's family. I first met her at the nursing home while visiting a friend from church. Seeing her each week was a joy for me and I will miss her very much.

Drema Belmnahia

April 17, 2012

John 14:1-2
"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father's house are many mansions;if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Estelle's family at this time. I used to visit with her every week at the nursing home while visiting a member of my church. Over the past year my heart has grown to love her. Tuesday visits won't be the same without her sweet smile.

Connie Flynt

April 17, 2012

"Our Aunt Estelle"

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who had the pleasure of knowing "Our Aunt Estelle". She was
a lovely person, and a very special sister to my mother Essie. She will be missed always.

Grissom Funeral Home

April 17, 2012

The staff at Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory.

Wendy Cora

April 16, 2012

My heart hurts with the thought of all those things I could have done for you that I did not do. While I will miss you, I know that your pain must have overwhelmed you and you are at peace now. Heaven has been awarded another Angel and I know God will put YOU right to work. You were always such a hard worker - strong and resilient. When I think of you, I will think of you fondly and (as my sister wrote) will think of the delicous contributions you made to our holiday meals - my favorite, macaroni & cheese. You always had such kind words to say and I'm blessed to have had you in my life. I love you. Your grandaugher, Wendy

Rhonda Fonseca

April 16, 2012

Grandma Cole,

I can remember going to your house as a little girl with Lisa and you would make the best biscuits in the world! Lisa and I would play in your kitchen and you would just walk in and give us a sweet smile. You will be greatly missed by those that loved you. Rest in peace.