With gratitude to God for a life well spent. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mavis Iyetunde Cole, a retired Head Teacher which took place on Friday January 29, 2021 in Americus, Georgia USA. Age 89 years
She is predeceased by her parents Samuel and Irene Horton, a daughter Oladuni Cole. She is survived by her Children: Francess (Charles) Macfoy in Freetown, Dr. Gerald (Tracy) Cole and Marcella (Victor) Metzger, USA. Grand children: Vanessa and Cheryl in Freetown, Nadine, Dr. Denzel, Malcolm, Augustine, Cecil, Collins, Michael, Shasa and Adeyinka, USA.Great Granddaughter: Ava-SimoneBrothers: Samuel, Patrick & Adekule Horton (deceased) Christian (Caroline) Horton, and George Horton.Sisters: Irene Osborne and Aveline Horton (deceased), Evelyn Bidwell John in the Gambia, Yule Gabbidon UK, Dulcina Horton- Sesay, Berenice (George) Harris.Nieces & Nephews: Kit (deceased), Yemi (Iris) Bidwell John, Olayinka (Philip) Thomas, Dennis Bidwell-John, Elizabeth (Mohamed) Massally, Elsepth, Agatha (Clifford) Akilusi. Ebun Horton, Iyamide (Richard) Oduyoye, Carolyn, Donald Horton, Timothy (Aina) Horton, Patricia, Julian, Kelvin and Emilyn Osborne, Michelle (Nat) Sesay, Andre, Jerome, George Horton and Jacqueline Read, Charles Adeyemi Horton, Sasha Gabbidon, Oyemi, Linda, Sheriff, Modupeh, and Aina Sesay, Ayorinde (Emma) Frazer, Christabelle (Simon) Birriterri.
Relatives: Samuel Ogunlade(Eleanor) Horton, Babatunde (Elizabeth) Horton, Ayo (Abiodu)Thomas, Yamide (George) Gooding, Onike (Athan) Davies, Ms. Oseh Horton, Victor (Eliza) Horton and the Horton family of Wellington, Emmanuel (Sylvia) Shear-Moses and family, Dalton F. Shears and the Shears family, The Moses family in Nigeria and UK, Margaret Thompson, siblings and family in Freetown, UK and USA, The Venn, French and Roy Macauley families in the USA, UK and Freetown, Lauretta John and family, The Cole family of Waterloo, The Findlay family, the Bowen- Wright family, Collier, Cummings, Gage and Williams families of Kissy, Allen Campbell families of Gloucester, Strasser-King, and many other families in Freetown and abroad
Close Friends: Mrs Sylvia Savage, Mrs Evelyn Davis, Members of the TEAM Prayer group USA, Rev Ayo Macauley in Freetown, Ya Bundu Dumbya, John, Hingston, Nicols, During and Beckley, neighborhood families in the Will Street community in Freetown Sierra Leone, Sierra Leonean community in Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL and friends and family in Americus, GA.
Public Viewing will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 2-6PM at Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel. 1003 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310. 404-758-1731
Private Funeral service will be held on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 11.00 am at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Road, Peachtree City, Ga. Viewing will be from 10 am to 10.45am at the church.
Interment: Camp Memorial Gardens – 1095 GA-54 E, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Due to the spread of COVID-19, we are requesting that everyone please wear a mask.