Obituary: Minter Jeremiah Cotton “Jay,” July 6, 1976 — JUNE 21, 2020

Minter Jeremiah Cotton “Jay”
Posted: Jun. 30, 2020 9:30 am Updated: Jul. 1, 2020 9:14 am

Minter Jeremiah Cotton “Jay,” 43, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 7:59 a.m. on June 21, 2020.

A funeral service will be held July 3, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo., with Patrick Minter officiating.

Minter was born on Tuesday, July 6, 1976, in Hannibal, MO, the son of William Henderson and Verian Cotton. He married Jessica Epperley in September 9, 2013, and she survives.

He is also survived by his mother, Verian Cotton; two sons, Marceil and Jeremiah Cotton; three daughters, Ja~Myrah Cotton, Carina Epperley Cotton and Lea~yanna Cotton; five brothers, William (Lee) Cotton, Drew Henderson, Paul Henderson, Bruce Henderson and Matthew Henderson; four sisters, Conswada Merritt, Erin Henderson, Deana Henderson and Kelly Henderson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Minter was preceded in death by his father, William Henderson; his grandparents, Jeremiah and Lola Richardson and Minor Cotton, his grandfather; and a nephew, Rickey Geeter Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Jaylen Cotton, Jason Smith, Damon Rudd, Ronnie Clay, Geno King, Keith Kelley and Mark Fitzpatrick.

Minter was a member of Scott's Chapel Church of Hannibal. He loved sports, especially track, in which he participated while in high school, and he was an Oakland Raiders fan. Minter will be best known for his smile and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

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