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Lillian Stokes Cotton

May 20, 1943 — January 5, 2024



We regret to announce the passing of Ms. Lillian Cotton of Hartsville, SC. 

Ms. Cotton passed away on
Friday, January 5, 2024 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. 

The family will receive friends at: 828 Patrick Highway, Hartsville, SC. 

Arrangements will be announced by Davis Funeral Home, LLC of Hartsville, SC.


The Lord is my light and my salvation, Whom shall I fear? The Lord is
the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Lillian Stokes Cotton was the loving daughter of the late Louise
Mumford Stokes and late Julius Stokes, Sr. She was born on Thursday,
May 20, 1943, and departed the earthly life on Friday, January 5, 2024.
During her early years, Lillian (better know as Celeste) attended
Darlington County Schools and graduated from Butler High in 1960. She
attended Friendship Jr. College in Rock Hill, SC as well as Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.

At an early age under the guidance of her maternal grandparents, the
late Henry Mumford and Minnie Graham Mumford, she was taught the
importance of having Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was
converted and joined Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was an
active member until her death. During her years at Green Hill, she
worked with the youth in the church, was the President of the Junior
and Senior Ushe Boards, member of the Pastor Aid, Angelic Choir, Sr.
Choir, Senior Citizens Club and the Missionary Society. She was also a
member of the Democratic Women of Darlington County.
Celest worked at Sara Lee Hosiery (Leggs) in Hartsville and Florence for
over 25 years, Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Markette and as a SC Poll Worker.

Celeste enjoyed singing, reading the Bible and spending time with her
family, especially the grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching football, basketball and her favorite western shows. Last but not least, she loved going riding on a sunny afternoon.

Celeste was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Henry Cotton. This
union was blessed with four daughters. She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Henry Cotton; daughter, Tanya Cotton; sister, Mary
Mumford Campbell; two brothers: Henry Dickey and Julius Stokes, Jr.
and adopted sister, Margaret George.

Left to cherish her precious memories: her three daughters: Stephanie
Cotton and Valerie Cotton, both of Hartsville, SC and Marquita (Eric)
Scott of Capitol Heights, MD; one sister, Minnie Juanita Thomas of
Baltimore, MD; two brothers-in-law: Timothy Campbell, Jr. and Rufus
Cotton, both of Hartsville; two sisters-in-law: Mary Cotton and Ida Mae
Cotton; seven grandchildren: Marcus Cotton, TyShanta Lewis, Quayvis
Cotton, Shakara Cotton, Stefan Cotton, Jalia Cotton and Mia Scott; nine
great-grandchildren; special niece, Hattie Deloris Dickey; and a host of
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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