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Gwen Walker Cole

Gwen Walker Cole died peacefully at home on Saturday, January 8, 2022, a few weeks shy of her 94th birthday. She was born on her mother's birthday, February 2, 1928 in Monroe, Louisiana to William Addison and Minalee Kennedy Walker. She graduated from Neville High School, attended Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, and graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Education. While at Ole Miss, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta and most importantly, she met her future husband, Wilfred Qualls Cole. Gwen and Wilfred were married in 1949 and had 57 wonderful years together raising Wilfred III (Kip), Craig Addison and Ashley.
Gwen was an active and long-standing member of the Cathedral of St. Andrew's, teaching Sunday School, leading and serving on the Alter Guild and participating on many committees. She was a faithful supporter of Wilfred's medical career, tennis endeavors and enjoyed the many travels their life allowed.

Gwen is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Walker, her husband, Dr. Wilfred Q. Cole, Jr., and her sister and brother-in-law, Jackie Walker Woods and Harold L. Woods.

Gwen is survived by sons Dr. Wilfred(Kip) Cole III(Linda), Dr. Craig A. Cole(Glenda), and daughter Ashley Cole. Grandchildren Wilfred IV(Sally), Caroline Cole, Suzanne Cole Sullivan(Rebecca), Samuel Cole(Lindsay), Joseph Cole, Dr. William Cole, four great grandchildren, and two nieces and a nephew.

The Cole family is especially grateful for the outstanding care administered by Gladys, Danielle, Earnestine, Gloria, Amanda and Home Instead. We are forever thankful.

Private family services will be held at St. Andrew's Cathedral with internment in the church's columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Cathedral, PO Box 1366, Jackson, MS 39215 or Operation Shoestring, 1711 Bailey Avenue, Jackson, MS 39203.


Gwen Walker Cole
February 2, 1928 - January 8, 2022




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