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June 25, 2017

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June 25, 2017

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July 13, 2012
With her remarkable life, it is often forgotten that as Maria Ellington Maria Cole sang with several prominent bands, including that of Duke Ellington, no relation. She also made superb recordings, including a well-reviewed album for Capitol. She was truly a complex lady--elegant, formal, down-to-earth, tactful but also when she wanted terribly honest, idealistic, totally realistic, demanding of her children with the highest expectations for them, traditional, trail-blazing and above all pragmatic. She took life on! I know many people in Hollywood who knew her and held her in the very highest regard in every way. Her greatest legacy is her family, who have led amazing life sagas of their own. Blessed be her memory; she will always be remembered.
July 13, 2012
She was a very classy lady that will never be forgotten.Through the years she has shown great coourage and stability in her family. May her family find great peace at this time.
July 13, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord will surround you with His faithfulness and comfort you during this difficult time. Heaven is truly rejoicing!
July 13, 2012
Dear Hawkins-Cole family,

As the days go by, may the God of comfort provide a measure of peace and comfort to you during this difficult time. Philippians 4:7
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