Henry Leon Cole, 71, of Norcross, Georgia passed away July 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Uel and Minnie Cole of Covington, Ga and his brother William Cole of Covington, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Drake Cole of Norcross and his children, Scott and Tracy Cole Phillips of Grayson, Ga, Clint and Miyabi Cole of Lilburn, Ga, and Ryan and Tanya Cole Stelter of Elberton, Ga. He is survived by his grandchildren: Kiley, Dalton, Slater, Julia, Carter, Lana, Wyatt and Seeley Belle. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and friends. He loved his family, golf and his Lord, Jesus Christ. Services are at: 11am on Thursday. Lilburn Christian Church 314 Arcado Road Northwest Lilburn, GA 30047 Reverends Tony Dyer and John Drake officiating. Viewing is Wednesday from 4-8pm at Wages and Sons. Wages and Sons Funeral Home 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046 Graveside service is at 2:30pm. North Atlanta Cemetery 5188 Winters Chapel Road Atlanta, Ga. 30360 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter LLS.org 3715 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta, Ga. 30327 404-720-7900

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  1. We will always have great memories of our time with Leon. He was an inspiration to us. He demonstrated his love in many ways especially to Laurie. He kept us laughing!
    We will miss him! Laurie, we love you and you family!
    Bill and Roberta

  2. Laurie, we love you and the entire family so much. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

    Sherman and Cathy

  3. You and mr Leon have both been so nice to meet since I first visited your house when Tracy and I attended college together. You allowed me to spend holidays with you after my mother died and I was unable to go see my grandparents. I’ll always be grateful for that kindness.
    I’m truly sorry for your loss. The Cole family is one of the strongest families I’ve ever known. So much love. Heaven truly gained another angel with mr Leon

  4. Dear Laurie and family, The Lord has truly blessed me to know your family! I will continue to pray for all of you as your hearts try and mend at the loss of Leon. Anyone that knew him knew that he loved the Lord, then you, and then his family. He was a tremendous example of living out his faith with a powerful witness. What an honorable legacy he leaves behind. I will miss him dearly. Love to you all!

  5. Such a nice, genuine man. The world has lost a good one. Laurie, you and the family will be in my thoughts. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Warm hugs to you and yours.

  6. We loved Leon so much. So glad you all got to come visit us in Minnesota a couple of summers ago. We will miss him, thinking and praying for you all. Love you lots!

  7. My heart goes out to you and your family, Laurie. Please let me know if there is anything you need. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your work family loves you and is here for you.

  8. Dearest laurie my heart is so heavy, for you and your family. The kindness and love you shined upon me will never be forgotten. Leon, has the sweetest spirit and it was shown through the way he loved his lord, his wife,his children,grandchildren,friends,his church and others. He is deeply loved by so many and will be deeply missed. Laurie you and your family are in my deepest heartfelt prayers. Love in christ

  9. Dear Laurie and family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure you all know how very special Leon was to our family, we loved him dearly. Hold tight to your memories, I’m sure they are all good ones, for they will sustain you in your darkest hours. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lucy Cole Whitaker

  10. Laurie, Please know that we are praying that God wraps His arms around you and your family during that sad time. Leon had such a sweet quiet spirit and it was a blessing to me to know him.. We love you and your family very much,

  11. Laurie/ you and Leon were our first couple friends, our first married friends, our trip to Vogel State A few weeks after we were married too terrific / Through these many years you both have meant so much to us – the memories of going to see The sound of music-
    Which you and Leon started to sing when we
    Came to your house still gets us tickled every time we talk about our time together – prayers
    And love to you and Leon’s wonderful
    Family -he left a great legacy to them / a Godly husband, Father, grandpa-We will always love yall

  12. Tim, Connor and I want to express our deepest simpathy in the loss of a much loved man. We were so glad that we had the opportunity to meet and enjoy your company camping at Bobby Brown Park.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.
    Our love,
    The Becton
    Tim, Carol and Connor

  13. Laurie, you and your family are within my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  14. Laurie, your happiness with Leon was a truly wonderful gift. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. What a wonderful man! Every time I met him, he had a smile on his face and he radiated love and joy. God bless you and yours in this time of sorrow.

  15. Laurie, My heart aches at the loss of Leon. He was such a sweet man who loved his Lord, his wife & family. We will miss him in our Sunday school class and at LCC. Praying for you to know “the peace that passeth all understanding”. Love you.

  16. Laurie,
    My earliest memories of church include you and Leon. I will always be grateful for the way Leon was instrumental in drawing my dad back into church when I was 7 years old, and the precious friendship you both extended to my parents. that friendship impacted my life in so many ways. I hold on to so many wonderful memories of my childhood that include you and Leon as you loved me as if I was your own child. Your love for family and the legacy you both built for the generations that will follow you is far reaching, and I will never forget the strength and faith you build your family upon. I can’t imagine the depth of loss your family feels and will experience until you see him again. Praise God he is rejoicing in heaven in the presence of his Savior, whom he was never ashamed to proclaim. You will always be loved by our family! Kim Peden Boone

  17. It was my honor and greatest pleasure to be able to care for him. You have a lovely family who I will always remember. Praying for peace and comfort upon your hearts.

  18. Laurie,
    I’ll always remember Leon as being such a kind and down to earth man. I’ve always admired his love for God and your family and especially the love and marriage you both shared. If there’s any comfort you could have right now, it would be that one day, you’ll be together again. You are all in my prayers, we love you.

  19. Laurie and family, sending love and prayers to each of you in the earthly loss of your loved one! Truly, at times like this, our Heavenly Father is the Great ” I AM,” in the midst of grief. Precious are the memories of our years of serving the Lord together at NPBC. God Bless you,,,,Your sister-in Christ,
    Marie Spears

  20. Dear Laurie…We are so glad we had time to know Leon, even if it was way too short. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. May God bless you and hold you in the palm of His strong and mighty hand.

  21. Laurie and family,
    Although physical distance separates us, I’m holding you close in my thoughts and prayers. My favorite childhood memories have Leon in a starring role. He grew into a loving husband and father. As a dedicated Christian his light was so bright that he drew others to it. He was a good man and will be deeply missed by many.
    Rita K. Cole

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