Annabell “Ann” Cottrell  1931-202


Annabell “Ann” Cottrell, 89, of Quitman passed away Monday morning, June 21, 2021 in Tyler.

Ann was born on Nov. 21, 1931 in Oklahoma to the late Isaac Daniel and Martha Mae Wages. She married the love of her life, Raymond Edward Cottrell, on Oct. 14, 1950. In 1968, they moved from Dallas to Quitman. The couple spent 66 wonderful years together before Raymond’s passing in 2016.

Ann was a member of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church in Quitman. She was very active in the Young At Hearts Ministry at the church. She loved to work in her flowerbeds. She had a green thumb and was a member of the Garden Club in Quitman. Her hobbies included birdwatching from her front porch, saltwater fishing and shopping at garage sales.

She greets in Heaven her husband, Raymond Edward Cottrell; son, Billy Ray Cottrell; parents, Isaac and Martha Mae Wages; stepmother, Eunice Wages; sister, Nelda Stanley; and an infant brother.

Left to cherish her memory are her granddaughters, Jennefer Bruner and husband Steven, and Angela Cottrell, both of Lindale; five great grandchildren, Melinda Grace, Corey Houston, Chase Houston, Connor Houston and Matthew Bruner; several nieces; and extended family and friends. 

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 at Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations with Pastor Byron Howard officiating. Graveside service followed at Myrtle Springs Cemetery with Pastor David Cook officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  

Honorary pallbearers were her great grandsons, Corey Houston, Chase Houston, Connor Houston and Matthew Bruner.

Flowers are welcome, but if desired, donations may be made to Myrtle Springs Baptist Church New Generation Youth.

Myrtle Springs Baptist Church

MSBC New Generation Youth

2185 FM 2225

Quitman, TX 75783