Ann Jay Cole
1955 - 2019
Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors - Denton
2025 West University
Denton, TX
Ann Jay Cole

Ann Jay Cole, 63, a lifelong resident of Denton, passed away on November 8, 2019. She was born to Walton and Elsie (Frederick) Jay on December 4, 1955. Ann graduated from Denton High School in 1975. Ann's zest for life afforded her many friends, who will remember her tenacity, generous heart, and beautiful presence. Ann enjoyed being outdoors to camp, hunt, fish, tend her flowers, and care for her animals. Ann loved the Lord, who guided her through life's greatest challenges, including winning a tough fight against breast cancer. Ann was a faithful friend and aunt, who also shared her time volunteering with numerous organizations in Denton.

Preceded in death by her father Walton Jay, Ann is survived by her mother Elsie Jay of Denton, her brother, Emmett Jay and his wife Janet Jay of Denton, her sister, Monty Harp of Denton, her niece, Whitney Thomas and her husband Carl Thomas of Dallas, her nephew, Micheal Harp of Denton, and her ex-husband Jim Cole of Denton.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Ann's life at a memorial service at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Wednesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Ann's memory to the Denton Lion's Club

Published by Denton Record-Chronicle on Dec. 8, 2019.
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Our thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Ann. So sorry for your loss. May your memories of her bring you peace during this difficult time.
Keith & Patty Galt
December 11, 2019
I will truly miss you Ann. You have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I Love you.
Jeremy Waldrum
December 11, 2019
My prayers & thoughts are with all of the family. So sorry for your loss of Ann.

Gayle Odell
Gayle Odell
December 10, 2019

I hope it helps a little to know, that youre in my thoughts and prayers. Know that Gods grace will hold you and carry you through this tough time of loss and grief.
Im grateful that I had the chance to know dear Ann.
Laquetta Cudd
Laquetta Cudd
December 9, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ricky Schertz
December 5, 2019
I miss you so much! I still wait for you to come home. What a wonderful time we had growing up together, always like sisters! Rip Annie! I love you..Frances.
Dawn Shepherd
December 5, 2019
My dear sweet friend Ann, you will be so missed in Denton and I a lot of peoples hearts. I still can not being to comprehend that you are really gone.
You were my best friend at Congress Jr High and we re connected in 2013. You came to our going away party when we moved out of state and it was always fun to connect on FB.
I love you Ann Jay, May you Rest In Peace
Jan & Glen Gilmore Smithers
December 5, 2019
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Bill DeBerry, Jr. & Andrew DeBerry
December 5, 2019
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