Virginia F. Cotton obit

Virginia F. Cotton was born Aug. 30, 1938.  She was the third child born to the late Bolin Fitzgerald Sr. and Katherine Fitzgerald, and departed this life Jan. 21, 2021 at the Franklin Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. 

She received her education in Williamson County Public Schools system and attended Thompson’s Station Church of Christ. 

Virginia loved to serve others by cooking, nursing, cleaning, and taking care of those that were in need.  She worked in several historic restaurants in Franklin.  Her last job was a crossing guard for the City of Franklin for over fifteen years.  She enjoyed seeing the children go to school each day. 

Virginia was known as ‘Jean’ to most who knew her well.  She would say her best accomplishment was her children.  Jean made every day special with her cooking and positive spirit.  She loved and celebrated every holiday and gave thanks for each day. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Bolin Fitzgerald, Sr.; mother, Katherine Fitzgerald, and brother, Bolin Fitzgerald Jr (Junior). 

Jean leaves to cherish her memories, devoted husband, James Cotton; sons, Michael (Ruthie), James-Jimmy (Alfreda), Elvis (Demetria), Ricky (Latanya), Timothy (Katrina); daughter, Cindy; siblings, Mary Etta Curll, Charles Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald (Bernice) and Robert Fitzgerald (Cynthia); 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, Mike Williams officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Spring Hill Memorial Park. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. 

A special thanks to the Franklin Wellness and Rehabilitation Center and Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home. 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs:  3:5-6 


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.