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Rev. James Todd Cole

May 7, 1962 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 59)


James Todd Cole was born on May 7, 1962 to James E. Cole and Ersia M. Harley in Huntsville, Texas.

James received his formal education from Huntsville I.S.D. He graduated from Huntsville High School with the class of 1980. He started working at an early age. His career path led him to Wiesner of Huntsville. There he worked as a salesman and later progressed to the service department. He was a dedicated employee until his health started to fail.

James accepted Christ at an early age at Hills Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. In 2001 he joined New Lincoln Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. It was there that he was called into the ministry. After relocating to Huntsville, he joined Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church. His spiritual journey led him to Unity of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Shortly before he was called home, he accepted the role as Pastor of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

James leaves to cherish his memory, his wife: LaShanque Smith Cole; parents: James E Cole, Ersia M Harley (William); son: Derek Perkins (Teesha), Joseph Caraballo, Trevion Stubblefield, Jevon Cole, Johnathan Cole, Keith Williams II, daughters: Jaili S. Cole, Ke'Andra Williams, Khiyah Williams; sisters: Cheryl Archie (Darrin), Deana Butler (Michael), Tonya Head (Adrian), Frances Cabiness (Donshas); 9 grandchildren and a host of additional relatives and many friends.




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24 Hour Viewing
December 17, 2021

12:00 PM
Cox Funeral Home
1305 13th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340

Funeral Service
December 18, 2021

10:00 AM
Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church
426 US Highway 190 E.
Huntsville, TX 77340

Interment following funeral service
December 18, 2021

Mt. Zion Cemetery
FM 2550 at Wire Loop Road
Huntsville, TX 77320

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