James "Jimmy" Leroy Cole
October 10, 1943 - November 13, 2021
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WAKE FOREST – James “Jimmy” Leroy Cole, 78, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2021, at home with his family by his side after declining health over the past 5 years. Mr. Cole was born October 10, 1943, to the late Somner Leroy and Annie Elizabeth Foster Cole. Jimmy graduated from Northern High School, Class…

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Kent FLETCHER left a message on November 19, 2021:
My condolaences to the Cole family and Jimmy's friends. I grew up on the same street in Bragtown as Jimmy. I remember him working at Cable's Garage with my brother. I had not seen Jimmy for many years and a few months back I encountered him at the C & H cafeteria at Northgate. We had a good visit. I will always remember Jimmy with a smile on his face and a friendly word. God Bless!
Lisa R Scoggins left a message on November 19, 2021:
Dear Linda ,Susan & family. I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out about it. So please for give for not coming. I am praying for Gods comfort to be with all you.
Denise Rich Barbour left a message on November 18, 2021:
Our prayers are with you all. Jimmy was such a great family friend. Praise God that he is no longer suffering he is pain free. He will never be forgotten. I love you all.
Alphus Herndon left a message on November 18, 2021:
Condolences to Linda and children. Jimmy was a special friend , always a pleasure to be in his presence. Many special memories from our National Guard days. RIP my friend.
Henry & Sheila Hightower left a message on November 18, 2021:
Dearest Linda, Susan, Bryant, Cole Family/relatives/friends. Truly, we were saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. Jimmy, such a beautiful loving person --sweet and sharing neighbors. He was very instrumental in sharing with us the necessary information we needed to know about NC. Know that you are in our continued thoughts and prayers for God's peace, His strength and His comfort, as only He can give. Jimmy and Henry had great conversations together --many times about life in general. His knowledge and advice --truly enlightening. The tribute you gave your Jimmy, simply beautiful, comforting and wonderful memories we can clearly see. Jimmy's just asleep in God's loving arms; his parting is not the end -- just an interruption. He is now experiencing the joy of being in Christ's presence, in a place so peaceful and wonderful. One day, we will see Jimmy again. We encourage you as we encourage each other, in continuing to trust in God, as you take this journey. You are not alone. Love you all.
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Russell & Shirley Griffiths left a message on November 18, 2021:
Jimmy was such a fine man. Sending love and condolences to Linda and all the family. May God comfort you all.
Denise OBriant left a message on November 18, 2021:
Rest In Peace Mr Cole! Rejoice in heaven with Jesus and the Angels 😇. I know this comes as no surprise to you but your daughter loved you beyond words. This isn’t something I’ve been aware of in these past 5 years it’s something that has been very clear to me sense I first met Susan over 27 years ago. I can understand why too because you and Linda have been exceptional parents and grand parents to your family! I got to get a touch of that unconditional love in my family too so thank you. Today Susan and I laughed as we pulled through the parking space so we wouldn’t have to back out. (Words of Wisdom). There was a lot more wisdom that was freely given to her because she sought it ! Thank you for your sweet smile and the love you showed your family. RIP ❤️ Denise
Brenda Dennis Cole left a message on November 18, 2021:
He was one of a kind and a good friend to the Dennis family. He will be missed. Rest In Peace, Jimmy.
Patrice Donald left a message on November 17, 2021:
Our heartfelt sympathies. Love Mom and Dad Donald
Ron & Debbie Smith left a message on November 16, 2021:
In memory of James "Jimmy" Leroy Cole, Ron & Debbie Smith lit a candle
Theresa Mazzucca-Brewer left a message on November 16, 2021:
Dear Linda, Susan, Bryant and Family. I am sorry to learn of Jimmy's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember fondly his warm and welcoming smile along with the best onion rings ever.
Brenda Andrews left a message on November 16, 2021:
Linda and family, So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Praying the Lord will bring to you all peace in the days ahead.
Michael Erdesky left a message on November 16, 2021:
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush. I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not their: i did not die
Barbara Hildebran left a message on November 16, 2021:
Linda and family I am so sorry and you all are in my prayers. Jimmy was a good neighbor and will be missed by all that knew him.
Leslie & Orry DuBois left a message on November 15, 2021:
Linda, Susan, Bryant and family. We are deeply saddened by Jimmy’s passing and he will be greatly missed. Jimmy and Linda are the first friends we made in NC when we moved here 7.5 years ago. We will treasure the memories of Jimmy’s smile, laugh and humor as well as his insight into so many things that helped us acclimate to NC. We are proud to have called Jimmy our neighbor and friend. Rest In Peace Jimmy and hugs to all, especially Linda and Susan. Love, Orry and Leslie
Jimmy Campbell left a message on November 15, 2021:
Sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. So many great memories of our time as neighbors at Kerr Lake, both camping at Nut Bush and then at Rose Hill. I will always hear his laughter.
Arlene H Harris left a message on November 15, 2021:
Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Jimmy. I have fond memories of him May God give you comfort.
Teresa McCall left a message on November 14, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences for Linda and family. One of the funniest men I’ve ever known. So many wonderful memories growing up. I know that he and dad are catching up!! Love you guys and prayers are lifted for comfort.
Donna Gullie left a message on November 14, 2021:
In memory of James "Jimmy" Leroy Cole, Donna Gullie lit a candle
Randall Little left a message on November 14, 2021:
Sorry for the loss of my friend 😢Jimmy Cole . He was a true friend. I will miss his laughter and whitey ways. 🤪REP JIMMY COLE
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