Mrs. Ilene Sarah Cole Holbrook

June 17, 1929 – October 12, 2021

Ilene Sarah Cole Holbrook, 92, of Adamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at her residence.

Ilene was born on June 17, 1929 to George Washington and Ruthie Sears Cole. Ilene was reborn in the spring of 1972.

Ilene was a dedicated member of Mount Carmel Wesleyan Church for 49 years. While she made a safe and warm home here on earth for her family; as the years went by she yearned to live eternally in her heavenly home with family and friends.

Ilene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Richard Clay Holbrook, and her adoring daughter, Cathy Holbrook Cole.

Ilene is survived by sons, Ricky (Rhonda) Holbrook, Lanny (Donna) Holbrook, son-in-love, Donald Cole; granddaughters, Kristy (David) Filmore, Misty Holbrook, Sarah (Austin) Panell; and great-grandson Warner Panell.

Special thanks to Carol Lancaster, Dotti Wood, Rae Ann Shad, prayer partners (especially the Mount Carmel family) and Encompass Hospice.

Pallbearers: Donald Cole, Kent Holbrook, Jordan Hilyer, Matthew Hilyer, Kenny Garmany, & Joe Griggs

The family is accepting flowers


Date of Visitation: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Visitation Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Funeral Time: 3:00 PM

Officiating: Rev. Donny Hilyer, Bro. Jeremy Dupree, & Rev. Glenn Bowers


Date of Burial: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Burial Location: Liberty Hill Cemetery in Adamsburg, AL

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4 entries.
Andrea Coe from Collinsville wrote on October 18, 2021 at 1:42 pm
Mrs. Holbrook always greeted me at church with her beautiful smile and a special hug. I will miss her dearly but I know we'll have a sweet reunion one day. Praying for all of you, her precious family ♥️
Rae Ann Shad from Ft Payne wrote on October 15, 2021 at 3:24 pm
One of the sweetest ladies I have known. She was such a blessing to me and so many others. I love her and miss her but look forward to seeing her again one day in Heaven. Prayers for the family
Marianne Fuhrman from Southside wrote on October 15, 2021 at 1:39 am
Lanny, Donna & families, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers for peace & comfort during this time.
Glenda Roden from Fort Payne wrote on October 14, 2021 at 4:14 pm
A more dedicated Christian lady I've never met. The love she had for her Savior radiated from her and touched others. She will be missed, butit brings a smile to think of how happy and whole she now is in Heaven with those she loved and missed here on earth. We look forward to that glad reunion day when we will see her beautiful smiles.

Mrs. Ilene Sarah Cole Holbrook2021-10-14T16:24:42+00:00
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