Jean Cottrell

March 9, 1937 ~ September 23, 2019

Born in: Roanoke, VA
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Jean De Vere Cottrell, 82, Johnson City, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019, at Lakebridge Health Care Center.

Jean was born in Roanoke, VA to the late Horace Warren and Louise Campbell Cottrell.

Jean was a graduate of ETSU. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 and went on to earn her master’s in 1973. She was a teacher for Washington County from 1971-1998. She was a member of US Teacher Corps from 1970-1971, teacher’s honor society, and several education associations for retirees.

She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by: her husband, Thomas H. Correll; and one sister, Sharon Leigh Cottrell.

Survivors include: one daughter, Pearl Yvonne Cottrell; one son, Anthony Bruce Forbes; three stepsons, Tom, Kenneth and Chris Correll; one brother, Stephen Warren Cottrell and his wife Sharon; one sister, Deborah Sue Woods and her husband Richard; grandchildren, Jude and Finn Farrey, and several others; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to all staff at Brookdale Senior Living and Lakebridge Health Care for the care they provided.

The family of Jean Cottrell will receive friends from 5 PM until 6 PM Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Morris-Baker. The memorial service will follow at 6 PM with Pastor Mike Anglin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Haven of Mercy Ministries, PO Box 5490, Johnson City, TN 37602-5490 or Johnson City Public Library, Programs for Children or Teens, 100 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN 37604.


Visitation: September 26, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

Memorial Service: September 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

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  1. Roma Carimi says:

    Pearl, I met Jean at Brookdale (and I met you at least once) when I visited my friend, Howard, who was living there. She and Howard shared a love of reading, but she could not convert him to the Kindle. I always enjoyed visiting with Jean when I was at Brookdale & meeting her bird before he passed. She would tell some very funny stores sometimes. She will be missed.

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