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1937 Mary Jean Cotton 2024

Mary Cotton

December 15, 1937 — July 8, 2024

Mary Jean Cotton, a native of Toulminville and resident of Theodore passed away July 8, 2024.

Mary Jean was a devoted wife and mother. She graduated from Murphy High School in 1955. When Mary Jean met her future husband, Bill, she was a nursing student at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She fell in love and decided she would prefer to have Mrs. before her name more than an R.N. after her name. She was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Tillman's Corner, AL. During that time, she served on the Liturgy committee, took care of scheduling all of the ministers, and participated in preparing the church for Holy day and Liturgical seasons. Mary Jean and Bill helped 'root' Cursillo into the Diocese of Mobile and helped Evangelize many through the spiritual movement. She was loved by all of her family and friends and will be remembered for her faith, kindness, wit, ready smile, and loving spirit.

She is survived by her loving Husband William E. Cotton of Theodore; Daughter Jeanne Hay (Norman) of Theodore; Son William R. Cotton (Debbie) of Grand Bay; Daughter Patricia Westbrook of Theodore; Daughter Teresa Stewart (Brant) of Theodore; Daughter Elizabeth Bowen (Charlie) of Mobile; Daughter Nancy Myrick (Allen) of Grand Bay; Grandchildren Heather Gunn (Donnie), Jonathan Hay (Teresa), Trent Cotton (George), Todd Cotton (Sara), Whitney Cotton, Thomas Cotton (Monica), Colin Westbrook, Katie Hughes (Chris), Aaron Payne, Bryant Payne, Christy Hendon, Amanda Fresolone (Chad), Ashley Plymale (Lilly), Brittany Devaney (David);and 30 great-grandchildren. In addition she leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews especially Wendy Mead (Bubba).

She is preceded in death by her Father Roy J. Nicholas; Mother Mary E. (Jean) Nicholas; Brothers George Nicholas, Leroy Nicholas; Sister Patricia Nicholas; Grandson Justin Payne.

Services will be held Monday July 15,2024 at 9:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Kee of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Trent Cotton, Todd Cotton, Thomas Cotton, Jonathan Hay, Colin Westbrook, and Bryant Payne. Honorary Pallbearer will be Aaron Payne. Burial will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in the Garden Of Gethsemane.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Mobile, AL or The St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Monday, July 15, 2024

9:30 - 10:00 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

5023 Camelot Dr, Mobile, AL 36619

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 15, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church

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Interment

Monday, July 15, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery

6100 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619

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