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Celebrating the life of

Mary Ellen Trotter Cols

August 26, 1928 - August 09, 2020

Mary Ellen Trotter Cols

Mary Ellen Cols passed away August 9, 2020 at The Marshes of Skidaway Island.  Mary Ellen, daughter of the late Ernest and Rolande Trotter, was born in Flint, Michigan on August 26, 1928.

While attending Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, she met her future husband, Simon Cols.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts, Mary Ellen and Simon married on August 6, 1949.  Immediately, they moved to Simon’s hometown, Antwerp, Belgium.  In 1958, they moved back to the United States and had the pleasure of living in many places including Puerto Rico, England, Dayton, and finally retiring to The Landings in Savannah.

Mary Ellen was very active in the community and in St. James Catholic Church. She was a docent at the Davenport House for many years, volunteered at the Village Library and several organizations at The Landings.  She was a Eucharistic Minister of St. James, made sandwiches for the hungry, ironed cloths of the Altar and needle pointed kneelers for the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  Mary Ellen also had a wonderful group of friends with whom she played tennis and golf, played bridge and met for Bible Study for many years.

Mary Ellen was a wonderful and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all.  She is survived by her children Patti, Nic (Sandy), Matt (Patty) and Danielle (John), 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  The family of Mary Ellen would like to thank the caregivers who gave her so much love and kindness.

She is predeceased by her husband, Simon and two of her children, Chris and Gregory.

Due to COVID 19, we will have a private family service.  In 2021, we will have a Mass at St. James, celebrating her life.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or St. James Catholic Church.

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Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. We cannot express the sorrow we have for your family with Ms. Mary's passing. When we have lost a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. We take comfort knowing Ms. Mary is now resting in the arms of Jesus Christ. May your family cherish the warmest memories that you all share forever. Your family will always have our support, love and friendship. Love, Carolyn Milton and the Staff of Handle With Loving Care

- Family of Mary Ellen Trotter Cols , Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. We cannot express the sorrow we have for your family with Ms. Mary's passing. When we have lost a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. We take comfort knowing Ms. Mary is now resting in the arms of Jesus Christ. May your family cherish the warmest memories that you all share forever. Your family will always have our support, love and friendship. Love, Carolyn Milton and the Staff of Handle With Loving Care

- Family of Mary Ellen Trotter Cols , Savannah, GA


My heart and prayers go out to Ms Cols family, she was a very special person, she will be missed.

- Evetta Stroman, Savannah, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Services will be annouced at a later date