Billie Johnson Cole of Vernon Hill passed away Nov. 13, 2020.

She was born in Ringgold, Georgia, on Dec. 4, 1924. and was 95 years of age.

She was the daughter of the late William A. Johnson and the late Eula J. Johnson.

She was married to the late Joel Eugene Cole.

She was a member of Faith Community Church. While here on earth, she loved and served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Being a loving and faithful wife and mother is the legacy she left to all that knew her. “Her children rise up and called her Blessed.”

Billie Johnson Cole is survived by her children, Teresa C. Crawford and husband Doug of Leola, Pennsylvania, Libby C. Hendricks and husband Merle of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Joel E. (Joey) Cole and wife Sandie of Vernon Hill, Robert Jefferson (Jeff) Cole and wife Cheryl of Vernon Hill and William Russell Cole (Russ) of Ocean Isle, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Janet Elaine Cole and Sarah C. Thomas; two brothers; and four sisters

A graveside service was held Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dane Skelton officiating.

For memorials, consider Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2101 Asbury Church Road, Vernon Hill, VA 24597.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.