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COLE, Pastor Georgia Mae age 70, of Decatur, GA passed May 7, 2019.

The Celebration of Life Service for Pastor Georgia Mae Cole will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Lithonia, GA 30038.  Bishop Gregory Bryant, officiating.  Interment, Georgia National Cemetery on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 11:30 AM.

Viewing for Pastor Cole is Friday, May 17, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Thankful Apostolic Church, 1060 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, Ga 30316; followed by the wake service from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Georgia Mae “Honey” McGriff-Cole was born April 28, 1937 to the late Arsolar and George McGriff in Attapugus, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Cabby Ann Cole, brother, George McGriff Jr, sister, Gladys Jackson (Leroy), brother, Frank McGriff (Eddy Mae), brother, Horace McGriff (Velma), brother, James McGriff, and daughter-in-law Mildred “Nane” Cole.

Evangelist Cole attended and graduated from Attapugus Vocational High, in Attapugus, Georgia.  She married Mr. Joe Paul Cole Sr. on April 3, 1954 and to this union 4 children were born.  They moved to Atlanta Georgia in 1955.  Evangelist Cole never had to work a 9-5 job.  She was a wife, mother, and a Holy Ghost filled solider for the Lord.

Evangelist Cole was baptized and received the Holy Ghost in 1961 under the leadership of Bishop and Mother Robinson of Greater Bethlehem Healing Temple, of Atlanta Ga.  She later moved on to Bethlehem Healing Temple of Atlanta, Ga under the leadership of Bishop Charles E. Poole and Mother Mattie B. Poole of Chicago, IL.   She was called by God into the ministry in 1968.  She also begin working for the Lord in Madison, Georgia with Rose of Sharon Deliverance Temple where she later became the Pastor.   Evangelist Cole founded Thankful Apostolic Deliverance Temple in 1977 as Assistant Pastor with Bishop Joe Paul Cole Sr. as Pastor. She later became the Pastor in 1992.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Mr. Joe Paul Cole Sr., 3 children, Mr. Joe Paul Cole Jr. of Madison, Ga, Mr. George Allen Cole (Cheryl) of Stone Mountain, Ga and Ms. Pamela Yvette Taylor of Lithonia Ga (“Always” son-in-law Teddy T. Taylor), 10 grandchildren, Cornelius Jackson, Debbie Hood, Amaria Williams, Mike Williams, Chandra Cole, Kesha Cole, Deon Cole, Tiffani Cole, Teddy T. Taylor II, and Thadeous T. Taylor,  4 Great grandchildren, Victoria Hood, Destiny Hood, Devonalisha Hood, and Tyler Hood, 1 Great-great grandchild,  Genesis Hood, 3 sisters, Gussie Mitchell of Bainbridge Ga, Ms. Mattie Oliver of Macon Ga, and Ms. Mable Williams of Colonel Heights, VA, 2 sister-in-law’s  Ms. Carrie McGriff of Atlanta, GA, Ms. Christine McGriff of Bainbridge, Ga and 1 Aunt Ms. Willie Mae Wright of Neptune NJ. 

Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel.  (404) 758-1731

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  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    The staff of Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    ~ Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss please accept my sincere condolences.I can only imagine the memories the family and friends shared will forever hold a special place in your hearts and minds.  Our heavenly Father, Jehovah God, assures us that one day He will put an end to death and our loved ones will live again by means of the resurrection.-John 5:28,29; Isaiah 25:8. May the God of all comfort, grant you peace and comfort now during this time of sadness.-Matt.5:4; 2Cor.1:3,4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the wonderful memories of your loved one continue to provide a measure of comfort to you until God’s promise is fulfilled at ( Revelation 21:4 ).
    ~ joyceA   DE
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    To The Cole Family, May Almighty God Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18) continue to comfort, strengthen, and sustain you, during this difficult time, Psalm 46:1 and Isaiah 41:10,13.
    ~ M Jones   LA
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss. We have a sure hope of seeing our love ones again, because Jesus said at John 5:2>,29 Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.
    ~ P. Smith   Carrollton, GA
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Condolences to the Family for the passing of Pastor Cole. Stay STRONG and may Father God be forever with you.
    ~ Wanda Nelson Fuller   Decatur, GA
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Condolences to the Family for the passing of Pastor Cole. Stay STRONG and may Father God be forever with you.
    ~ Wanda Nelson Fuller   Decatur, GA
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Condolences to the Family for the passing of Pastor Cole. Stay STRONG and may Father God be forever with you.
    ~ Wanda Nelson Fuller   Decatur, GA
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Condolences to the Family for the passing of Pastor Cole. Stay STRONG and may Father God be forever with you.
    ~ Wanda Nelson Fuller   Decatur, GA
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
    Please accept my expression of sympathy. May you find comfort in the promise found in God's Word at Revelation 21:3,4 that soon Jehovah God will remove death and suffering. May you treasure the special memories you shared.
    ~ L Brown
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Condolences to the Family for the passing of Pastor Cole. Stay STRONG and may Father God be forever with you.
    ~ Wanda Nelson Fuller   Decatur, GA
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
    May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with the family. Psalms 83:18
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
    Our deepest condolences to all the love ones of the dearly departed. The words found at 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 and 4 were especially comforting to our family during the loss of our parents and dear loved ones. It says, "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with comfort that we receive from God." May these words strengthen you too.
    ~ Robinson Family   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the beautiful hope God gives us at Isaiah 33:24, John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:3, 4 where says a hope of resurrection, no more sickness, no more death and no more suffering.
    ~ Karina   FL
  • Friday, May 31, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Monday, June 17, 2019
    Please accept my sincere condolences. Your family and friends can be a great source of comfort during such a grievous time. You can also find comfort from Jehovah the God of comfort. 2 Cor: 1: 3,4
    ~ Rhonda