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Aletha Dean (Cosley) Jordan

February 13, 2021

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Aletha Dean Cosley Jordan was born February 14, 1957 to loving and devoted parents, Sam and Carrie Cosley in Birmingham, Alabama. Dean graduated from C.W. Hayes High School in 1975 and went on to attend Montevallo University.

Dean confessed a belief in Christ at an early age and was baptized and joined Zion Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She later united with True Love Church, under the leadership of Pastor Eddie White where she rendered faithful service as a member of the Hearts of Love Women’s Ministry. She was a dedicated employee of the Social Security Administration until she retired in 1996.

Dean was the family babysitter (for both children and pets), kept in touch with every family member and was known as the family know it all. Dean was an avid reader, loved Jeopardy and was a huge college sports fan, ROLL TIDE!

Aletha Dean Cosley Jordan was called to rest on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Dean was preceded in death by her mother, Carrie Mae Cosley; father, Sam T. Cosley; sisters, Belinda (Arthur) Gail Chaney and Frances Lee Grant.

She leaves to treasure her memory two children, Ryan Cosley of Kettering, Ohio and Johnita (Gregory) Ware of Louisville, Kentucky; Niece/Honorary daughter Shonda (Ronald) Sowell of Dacula, Georgia; four grandchildren, Devin Jordan, Gregory Jr., Braylen and Kayden Ware. Honorary grandchildren, Ashely Wells, Marshall and Joshua Stone. Siblings, Orzella (Earl) Cox of Detroit, Michigan, Flanders (Sydney), Gandy-Russell of Birmingham, Alabama, Samuel (Beverly) Cosley of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Armelia McCord of Cleveland, Ohio, Dianne (Charles) Alexander of Pewee Valley, Kentucky, Veronica Dale(Dennis) Waters of Irondale, Alabama. Nieces and Nephews; Michael Grant, Cassandra Harris, Eric Grant, Roderick Grant, Veronica Rhonda Rose, Leanne Richardson, Jason Cosley, Brian Chaney, Tamela Chaney, Nicole Alexander, Jackie Sewe, Reginald Alexander, Marc Waters, Jamell and Jamillia Sowell. Special cousin, Bell Gandy and special friend Grace Ann Watkins. A host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends