Virginia Bell “Ginger” <I>Davis</I> Cole

Virginia Bell “Ginger” Davis Cole

Lovelady, Houston County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Aug 2016 (aged 85)
Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Burial Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 168820132 · View Source
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Virginia Bell Cole, 85, was born in Lovelady, Texas to the late Guy and Tempia Davis on February 3, 1931. She passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Bay City, Texas with family at her bedside.

“Ginger” was raised in Bay City and after high school attended Southwestern Business College. She worked as co-owner of Cole Grass Farms for many years before retiring.

She met her husband, Rosser Cole in 1946 and they were married in 1949. They farmed cotton, corn, sorghum and started farming turf-grass in 1949 following the lead of her father-in-law David William Cole who was the second turf-grass farmer in the region. Their business grew and provided a good living for many years. She was a Cub Scout Den Leader and loved working different projects with the boys in her Den teaching them the scout core values. She also participated in the Parent Teachers Association when her children were in school. Her compassion for others was her greatest attribute.

Virginia was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City. She made sure her children were in Sunday School and Church every week, encouraged them to participate in the Royal Ambassadors program at the church and continued to make sure they were reminded throughout the years to say their prayers and that the Lord was there to help them through difficult times. She loved gospel music and used to record the music and play it back during the day and even at night when she went to bed.

She was proud of her heritage. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and was a descendant of John S. Yarbrough who was recognized and awarded land grants for his participation in the Battle of San Jacinto and who has a Texas State Historical Marker at his grave next to his headstone and also one marking the location of Yarbrough Bend, which was the first known settlement in McMullen County, Texas that he founded on the Frio River.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mary Withrow, and Jean Ehlert, daughters in law Joyce Cole and Jana Cole. She is survived by sons, David, Raymond, Roy and wife Kathy, and Allan, Grandchildren Clint Cole, Vic Cole, Jessalyn Cole, Ashley Zinn and husband Jeremy, Eric Cole, Amy Cole, Tara McKinley and husband Danny, Keith Cole and wife Andrea, Kimberly Staff, Kelli Daley and husband Paul; great-grandchildren Bradley Cole, Trinity DeLeon, Evangela DeLeon, Dreyden Crotts, Emberlyn Crotts, Brandon Spencer, Nathan Zinn, Nolan McKinley, Kaden Polasek, Blake Staff, Dylan Staff, Jordan Staff, Tyler Cole, Cole Daley, and Jobi Daley, nephews Guy Withrow and Dan Ehlert, nieces, Alice Vanek, Kathy Ehlert Fellers, Judy Ehlert Tinsley, and Susie Ehlert Lytle, as well as many loving friends.

A funeral service was held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Zimmerman officiating. Interment followed at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City, Texas. Pallbearers are Blake Staff, Dylan Staff, Jordan Staff, Tyler Cole, Brandon Spencer, and Jeremy Zinn. Honorary pallbearers are Clint Cole, Guy Withrow, and Dan Ehlert.

The family would like to thank Vanessa, Bonnie, Beatrice and all the many other caregivers at Matagorda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and all of those at Matagorda Regional Medical Center for the loving care they gave to Mom.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Bell “Ginger” Davis Cole (3 Feb 1931–17 Aug 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168820132, citing Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dan Vacek (contributor 47672891) .