Estelle Cossey, 89, of North Crossett, died Friday, August 9, 2019. Mrs. Cossey was a native of Parkdale, a resident of Parkdale for most of her life and a resident of North Crossett for the past 19 years. She was the first female Post Master in Parkdale and worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years. She was a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church, and she attended the North Crossett First Baptist Church. Mrs. Cossey loved being with her family, never met a stranger, and she loved to cook and would have fed all of Ashley County if given the opportunity.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Eugene Cossey in 1999; her parents, Neal Floyd and Anna Lee Langley Vines, two sisters, Eddie Vail and Christine Worthy, three brothers, Roosevelt Vines, Doyle Vines and Harold Vines and her son-in-law, Johnny Sammons.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Cossey Sammons; a granddaughter, Cynthia Polk and husband, Denny, all of Crossett; three great-granddaughters, Hailey Pepper and husband, Matt, of Crossett, Brittney Nightingale and fiance, Ryan FitzGibbon, of Fort Worth, Texas and Maegan Polk of Clarksville, Tennessee; a great-grandson, Colby Ward of New Edinburg and three great-great-grandsons, Hayden Ward, Gauge Pepper and Kayson Wright.
Funeral services are 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Denny Polk and Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Parkdale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Elbert Ray Cossey, Norman Cossey, Matt Pepper, Jim Pollock, James Kellebrew and Colby Ward.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.