obituary Joann Cole West End

Joann Cole, affectionately known by many as “Nanny,” of West End, NC went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, January 15, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Joann was born on January 1, 1952 in Montgomery County, NC to Charlie Alton Sheffield and Peggy Jo Matthews Sheffield.  Joann was a founding member of Victory Community Baptist Church in Carthage and was a faithful servant of God.  She worked for many years for Dr.’s Glen and Diane Subin as a medical secretary and took much pride in helping patients on a daily basis.  Joann will always be remembered for being an amazing cook, her love of flower gardening, and her talent with crafts, which included basket weaving, wreath making and Christmas decorating. 

She was preceded in death by her father and her beloved husband, Billy Cole.

She is survived by her mother, Peggy Matthews Wikoff of Southern Pines; her children: Mark Brady and wife Erin of Whispering Pines; Jodi McKenzie and husband Carl of Jackson Springs; Cyndi Secura and significant other, Rob of Seven Lakes; Caren Haney of Seven Lakes; Chris Cole of Derby; and Chad Cole and wife Crystal of West End.  She cherished her grandchildren: Cayli, Avery, Cole, Joseph, Kelsey, Lilly, River, Luke, Reese and Nate. She is also survived by her siblings: Cyndi Nall, Butch Sheffield, Cathy Johnson, Clarence Sheffield, and Diane Williams; her life-long friends, L.H and Patty Chriscoe of West End, and her dog that she loved, Lucy.

While we are saddened by this profound loss, we know that she is celebrating with the angels in Heaven.  The family would like to thank the staff of FirstHealth CSU for their assistance as she transitioned from this life to the next.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Victory Community Baptist Church Cemetery in Carthage.  Covid-19 guidelines will be followed and face covering are required.

Memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to NC Guardian Ad Litem, 901 Corporate Center Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607.

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Service entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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