Yukie “Mariko” Yoshida Cole, 83, of Grifton, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. She is survived by her sons, William “Bill” Kent Cole (Wendy) and Clifton Curtis Cole, Jr. (Monica); grandchildren, Brandon Michael and Sarah Danielle Cole. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clifton Curtis Cole, Sr. and son, Roger James Cole. Yukie enjoyed life as a devout follower of Nichiren Buddhism. She devoted much time to her religious studies and convening, traveling, and practicing with her faith community. She also cherished reading, cooking Japanese cuisine, and spending time with dear family and friends. All services will be private.