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Departed this life May 27th, 2021. Benjamin Franklin Cole, age 83, of Richmond. He is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Cole; and two daughters, Barbara Simms and Betty T. Allen. He is survived by four daughters, Patricia Gault-Coles, Annette S. Terry, Rev. Mary Richardson(Waverly), and Rev. Diane Cotman; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Cole; three brothers ,George Cole Jr. (Shirley), Alexander Cole Sr.(Louise) and Allen Cole Sr.(Marilyn); a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters- in- law, Lillian White and Louise & Cecelia Cole; three brothers- in- law, Rev. Charles White, Matt White and William Gault; and other relatives and friends among them three goddaughters, Tiffany Cole(Shavis), and Olivia & Bailey Cole. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue where Mr. Coles can be viewed Thursday and where the family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30AM. Rev. Michael Moore off. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home 10:15AM Friday.