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In Memory Of Our Poets

Rose Marie Varner (Cotton) - Class Of 1973

Mrs. Rose M. Cotton was born to Rainey and Mary Etta Varner Jr. on November 06, 1954, and passed away on July 26, 2023. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Beulah Baptist Church. She attended and was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School.

Once retiring from Management in the Restaurant industry, she dedicated her time to family. She was a devoted loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Roland P. Cotton Sr; Parents: Rainey and Mary Etta Varner Jr.; Grandchild: Jamea Harris; Brother: Chico Varner; Sister: Jean Varner.

She leaves to cherish her memories five Children: Rolanda(David) Harden, DeCarla (Kelvin) Heard, Tracey (Shedrick)Smith Jr., Roland (Davida) Cotton Jr, Christina (Jamerio) Sanders; ten Grandchildren: Frederick DeCarlos Rudolph, Walter (Kae) Dean, Nikko (Rachael) Rudolph, Ja’vier Dean, Jadaria German, Anneyah Sanders, Kamiya Ball, Jakira Sanders, Hayden Cotton, Jaleyah Sanders; two Great Grandchildren: Kaine Johnson, A’Zaryah Hooks; two Sisters: Marietta Nero and Rainetta Brown; one Brother: Rainey (Georgette) Varner; two Brothers-In-Law: Carl (Sandria) Cotton Jr. and Richard V. Cotton; bonus Grandchildren: Kiian Garrett, LaQuentin Powell, Shedrick Smith III, Javia Foster, Destany Foster, Shedrick Smith IV, Ta’Shira Smith, Jalen Smith; bonus Great Grandchildren: Emory Coleman, Aiden White, Joshua Hopper Jr, Jamarion Ligon, Skylin Blackmon, Paisley Franklin, Paris Ligon, Autumn Hopper, Cayden Graves; Also, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Tucker Event Center, 5280 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36116.