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Ora Ella "Bootsie" Cotton

September 1, 1935 — October 16, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Ora Ella Cotton “Bootsie”, a devoted mother of 12, announce her passingBorn Ora Ella Kennon, 87, died October 16, 2022, with her family by her side at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

 

She was born to the late Robert Kennon and Annie Kennon in Meridian, Mississippi on September 1, 1935.

 

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she sang in the gospel chorus. She donated yearly to her community and those she loved. Her favorite scripture was Psalms 23 and favorite color was purple. “Bootsie” was loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others, and she incorporated that into her motherhood. She committed her life to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a woman of many passions, including fishing, shopping, and spending time with her family during the holidays.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, five daughters Linda (Darryl) Williams, Brenda Daniels, Lawanna (Dwayne) Smith, Mary Lou (Willy) Williams-Jones, and Barbara Watson and six sons Jerry (Crystal) Cotton, James (Felicia) Cotton, Michael Cotton, Corey (Selina) Cotton, Derick (Deidre) Watson, and June (Barbara) Watson and one brother, Robert Earl Kennon and her life partner of 30 years, John Williams. She also leaves to cherish her memory, 33 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and a host of extended family members.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters Erma Jean Wilder, Leola Kennon, Kate Kennon, Alberta Kennon, and Lia Kennon and one daughter Ella Williams.

 

The family has entrusted its loved one to the care of Mason Funeral Home and will receive friends and family from 10am – 11am Friday, October 28, 2022, at New Hope Baptist Church, 437 Albert St, Youngstown, OH 44506 and services will follow at 11am.

 

Friends and family may also visit www.fdmasonmemorialfh.com to sign the virtual guest book and send condolences.

 
 
 
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Friday, October 28, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

New Hope Baptist Church

Youngstown, OH

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 28, 2022

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New Hope Baptist Church

Youngstown, OH

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