On January 26, 1960, Modenia Bursey Cotton and L.J. Cotton welcomed a beautiful baby girl and named her Ella Jeannette Cotton. Ella was a 1978 graduate of La Marque High School. Jeannette, as she affectionately known, accepted Christ at an early age. Jeannette was an active member of Straightway Missionary Baptist Church until her health started failing. On March 13, 2019, God saw fit to call her home.
Jeannette is preceded in death by her parents, Modenia Bursey and L.J. Cotton; grandmother, Queen Esther Warren; grandfather, Robert Bursey; siblings, Stevie, Sonny, Willie Mae and Bertha Mae and nephews, William Bailey and Timothy.
Left to cherish Jeannette’s memories are her children, Michael O’Neal Cotton, Roshunda Tennille Cotton and Jeannita Jontee’ Allums; grandsons, Alex “AyJay” Thomas, Jr. and Andre Smith, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Amina Love Thomas; siblings whom she loved, Mary, David (Carmen), L. J., Yvette, Charles (Marilyn), Allen, Yolanda, John (Diane) and Lily; devoted companion, Bobby Mozie along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Jeannette’s homegoing celebration is Saturday March 23, 2019 at Willing Workers Baptist Church, located at 801 29th Street North in Texas City, Texas 77590. A visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at noon. Services are entrusted to the staff at Bay Area Funeral Directors. 409-933-4300.