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ROLLINS, Joan ColeAge 86 of Brentwood. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, died on the 1st of March 2013. She retired from Belmont University in 1991 as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Religious Affairs. She was a member of First Baptist Church for 44 years, where she served as Pastor's Secretary for 8 years, for then Pastor H. Franklin Paschall. She received her BA Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Preceded in death by Edward S. Rollins, her husband of 64 years; parents, Walter and Willie Mae Cole; sister, Willie Mae Burnham. Survivors include six children and their spouses, Deborah and Scott Linn, Robin and Seth Ritter, Mark and Kandy Rollins, James and Charlotte Rollins, Bill and Lisa Rollins, Amanda and Jon Bosaw; thirteen grandchildren, Alisa Linn Lane, Eric Linn, Heather Gerber, Zane Ritter, Joshua Rollins, Jonathan Rollins, Jeremy Rollins, Audra Owens, Joseph Rollins, Megan Bosaw, Trevor Bosaw, Beth Yablonski and Jon Yablonski; twelve great grandchildren, Ben Lane, Ayla Gerber, Meiya Rollins, Aidan and Neely Owens, Ava Rollins, Jordan Story, Alexius Story, Jaxson Baily, Jackson Rollins, Levi Rollins and Jack Lane. The family cordially invites friends to gather with the family for a time of remembrance and visitation on Monday, the 4th of March 2013 from five o'clock until seven o'clock in the evening at Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. A Memorial service officiated by Dr. Frank Lewis will be held at First Baptist Nashville, 108 Seventh Avenue South at eleven o'clock the morning of Tuesday, the 5th of March 2013 with visitation for friends and family immediately following.
Published in The Tennessean from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2013