Memory Chapel Funeral Home & Memory Hill Gardens

2200 Skyland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, AL


Jane Cote Killian

April 22, 1929January 9, 2020

TUSCALOOSA - Jane Cote Killian, age 90, of Tuscaloosa, died January 9, 2020 at her residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, with Father Tom Ackerman and Dolan Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee O. Killian; her parents, Harry and Rose Cote; along with numerous brothers and sisters. Survivors include her five sons, Tim (Phyllis), Doug (Pam), Mike (Linda), Chris (Leigh Ann) and John (Mark). She had nine grandchildren, Amber McMillian (Draper), Kaitlin Hood (Josh), Lee Killian, Miller Killian, Marshall Killian, Michael Killian, Olivia Killian, Anna Laura Killian, and Cody Killian; five great-grandchildren, Shelby and Gunnar Hobson, Cooper McMillian, and Eli and Delilah Hood; one sister, Brenda Christian (Bob). Jane was born on April 22, 1929 in Ashland, N.H. and lived her entire adult life in Tuscaloosa. Being a devoted mother and grandmother, she enjoyed every opportunity to be around all the family sporting events and special occasions. She will always be loved by her family and friends and remembered for all the wonderful memories that she gave us. Pallbearers will be Michael Killian, Lee Killian, Marshall Killian, Cody Killian, Draper McMillian and Josh Hood. Honorary pallbearers will be her caregivers of Seniors Prefer Homecare, Jennifer Billman, Oasis Hospice and Pine Valley Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Spirt Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, January 13, 2020


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Susan (Cote) Judd

January 9, 2020

Tim, Doug, Mike, Chris and John---So sad to hear of Aunt Jane's passing. I am sure she is in a better place where she can watch down on you all. I have so many memories of the visits to the farm and the southern dishes that
were put together rain or shine. I am sure you have many memories that will see you through this difficult time. Love to all of you Susan (Cote) Judd

Patty Wright (Crookshanks)

January 9, 2020

First of all I want to tell each of you
how sorry I am for your loss. I will always remember our two families vacationing together in Destin, FL sometime in the mid-late 60's. My favorite time was spent playing canasta with my mom and Aunt Jane. It made me feel so special being able to occasionally win against one or both of them. Looking back now, it's quite possible they both let me win. Unfortunately I didn't get to spend much time with Aunt Jane after that but I always enjoyed hearing her voice when we talked on the phone. And hearing her laugh as she told the story about your Dad running the lawnmower backwards into the pool!! That was a hoot!!
Anyway, I am sorry I won't be able to come down for the funeral and give each of you
a hug. Please know I am thinking of you during this time and wishing you all peace and love. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and dearly loved by you and all of us in the Cote family.

Love, hugs and prayers...your cousin, Patty