Mr. Earnest W. Cotton, Jr., 67, of Swansea, IL departed this life on January 16, 2023, in St. Louis,
Visitation service will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2023, at New Life
in Christ Church, 689 Scott Troy Road, Lebanon, IL. Service will follow at 11:00 a.m.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Valrie Cotton of Swansea, IL; Sons Terrell (Lynnetta)
Jay of Swansea, IL, Adrian Jay of Tacoma, WS, Bobby Madison of Belleville, IL and Sevend
“Vinnie” Mason of Germany; Daughter April Mason of Virginia Beach, VA; Brothers Ken (June)
Cotton of Rochester, NY, and Kelvin (Sabrina) Cotton of Houston, TX; Sisters Patricia McDaniels and Terri
McDaniels both of Sacramento, CA, and Janice Buckley of Stockton, CA; Niece Stephanie Byrd of
Los Angeles, CA; 15 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great Grandchildren and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other dear relatives, and friends.