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Maurice Cotton Sr.
Dec. 29,1920 to Feb. 16, 2011
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Pastor Maurice Cotton Sr. departed to glory Feb. 16, 2011 and was blessed to see his 90th birthday. He was born in Como, Texas. His parents left Texas and relocated to California when he was four months old.

After enlisting in the Army of the United States from 1943- 1947, during WWII, he received four medals, most notably the African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and was honorably discharged.

Once discharged, he traveled to Allensworth, CA where he met Minnie Lee Brown and they married Jan. 12, 1947 in Yuma, Arizona. They established their permanent family residency in Lathrop, CA in 1958. They were married 64 years and to this union nine children were born. Pastor Cotton owned many businesses throughout the San Joaquin area, most notably Cotton Trucking, where he employed numerous saints and residents of Stockton, CA. He was the proud pastor of Highlight C.O.G.I.C where he served for over 40 years.

Family and friends are invited to attend the wake on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, 6 to 8 p.m., at Highlight C.O.G.I.C., 287 Corner of Lathrop & Stratford roads. Lathrop, CA. Final Home going Services will be held at White Rose C.O.G.I.C, 2340 South Pilgrim St. Stockton, CA, Feb, 25, 2011, 11 a.m., where they renewed their vows 20 years ago. Internment will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park, Harney Lane at Highway 99 in Lodi, CA. Celebration of Life Services following internment.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011