Mildred Cole Hinton

Published 8:59 pm Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Mildred Cole Hinton, 91, on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at her home. She was born June 27, 1928, to the late Willie and Jettie Cole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hinton; sons, Therone and Albert Hinton; daughter, Mamie Darden; siblings, Jessie Ricks and Sennie Burgess.

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory, sons, James Hinton (Frances), Wayne Hinton (Brenda), Calvin Hinton; daughters, Jennifer Foley (Robert) Gwendolyn Hinton, Karen Coles (Robert), Sharon Boone; siblings, Joe Cole (Diane), Fannie Byrd, William Coles (Debra), Maisie Person, Harry Coles (Terri), Lavone Coles (Rose), Eugene Coles (Jackie), Jettie Coles; 31 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and a bevy of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors, as well as her brothers and sisters of the North and South Suffolk congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mildred loved ministering to the community, family and friends alike because she wanted all to share her hope. While she believed the Bible’s teaching that a limited number of persons will live in heaven, she looked forward to being resurrected to live again on this earth restored to paradise (Psalms 37:9, 11, 22, 29). She would have encouraged you to examine this Bible teaching for yourself by visiting or asking one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, a Zoom memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020. If you wish to attend the service, please send your email address to Robert Coles,, or Gwendolyn Hinton,, for a meeting invite by Friday, June 19.