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931 S. Hwy 171
MEXIA, TX 76667
Phone: 254-562-6422
Fax: 254-562-6429
Jerome Cotton

Jerome Delano Cotton

Sunday, July 21, 1940 - Sunday, February 24, 2019
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Jerome Cotton, 78, passed away on February 24, 2019 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Mexia, with Pastor Julius Chappell officiating. Interment will follow on the Cotton Family land in Mexia. Family visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Services.

Mr. Cotton was born on July 21, 1940 in Limestone County, Texas just west of the Navasota River and near Burr Oak Springs (south of Lake Mexia). His parents were Christopher Columbus Cotton Jr. (Perk) and Elberta (Butler) Cotton. Jerome joined the Rocky Crossing Methodist Church at an early age. When the church moved to Sandy, he was a faithful member, attending Union Memorial United Methodist Church until becoming ill and unable to attend. Jerome also attended the Rocky Crossing Elementary School until his family moved to Mexia, Texas where he attended and graduated from Dunbar High School in1958. In high school, Jerome was active in all sports, but he enjoyed basketball, football and track the most. He wore number 42 and played the center position on the football team. He also ran the mile in track. After graduating from high school, Jerome attended Tyler Jr. College in Tyler, Texas, where he majored in Physical Education and played center on the football team. He also attended Prairie View A&M College after spending two years at Tyler Jr. College. Jerome Cotton was a gentleman’s farmer, where he raised livestock and other crops. He was truly proud of creating fertile ground for his hay production. He also worked at and retired from the Mexia State School for over 30 years. He worked in the recreational department and was a bus driver. He enjoyed interacting (teasing) the young patients there and they enjoyed having his attention. Jerome loved those blackcats and was an avid sports fan. He was blessed with five children; Angelique Raquel Cotton-Shed, Jerome Delano Cotton Jr., Trenetta LeaJean Cotton, Tony Canada and Sonja Stanton. He was blessed with a heart full of grandchildren. He loved his daughter-in-law Kayla and his sons-in-law, Reggie and Jason. He loved and looked forward to seeing all of his nieces and nephews. Jerome was truly blessed. He departed peacefully into eternity on February 24, 2019 surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy McMurray; brother, Joe Cotton. he leaves to cherish his memories his children; his brother, Wyatt Cotton, and grandchildren, Zacchaeus, Zion, Geonta, Morgan, Chris, Demmond, Kiara, Trea, Jasolyn and Silas; his daughter-in-law and sons-in -law. Also, to cherish memories are his nieces & nephews.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 1, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Jones Funeral Services
    931 S. Hwy 171
    MEXIA, TX 76667
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:00am
    First Baptist Church
    506 Carthage St.
    MEXIA, TX 76667
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Floyd Green

Posted at 12:45pm
My condolences to the family of Jerome Cotton. I remember Jerome was a fun and friendly person. He was a good friend of my brother Bobby (Cabbage) Green and sister Ava Green. Whenever I saw him he would either be jogging or lifting weights. He loved reading his books on weight lifting. He will be surely missed.
R.I.P. from the Green family. Floyd Green. Class of 63'.


Posted at 11:13am
My few meetings with Mr. Cotton were delightful and he had a warm spirit. We will keep his family in our prayers and close to our hearts. They are all wonderful people and they need to lean on each other for strength and enduring emotional support.


Posted at 11:25am
The Tratree family feel your heartache, and we in spirit extend our love, embrace, and comfort. When we meet it will be expressed with our actions and support. May he Rest In Peace.

Lisa Warren

Posted at 03:41pm
Our sincere condolences to Jerome's family. We worked with him at Mexia State School in Recreation. He was one sweet man. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Susan Campbell and Lisa Warren (Beldin)


Posted at 09:39pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Cotton. He was such a sweet man. We shared the love of McDonalds coffee. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to him when he came through the CVS drive-thru. He will be missed by a host of friends.

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