Betty L. Cooke

Published 11:28 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AHOSKIE, NC – Betty “Bug” Lois Lassiter Cooke, age 74, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 at the Ahoskie House in Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Cooke was born on March 28, 1942 to Rupert and Ruby Jones Lassiter in Bertie County, NC. Betty settled down in Roanoke Rapids, NC where she worked as a waitress for Ralph’s Bar-B-Q for many years. She was known mainly for her spunk, drive, and determination to do whatever she set her mind to and by doing things her way.

Bug was always full of laughs and was the life of the party. She loved dancing the night away. She was well known for her green thumb by the way she could turn half dead plants into a magnificent array in a short period. Bug loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gilbert Carlyle, at a young age in a tragic automobile accident.

Betty is survived by her husband, Floyd H. Cooke; her sister, Linda Terry and her husband Bobby of Aulander, NC; four step-children, Kimberley L. King, her significant other, Carlton, David H. Cooke, and his wife Leigh, Floyd H. Cooke, Jr., and his wife Wendy, and Carol Garner, and her husband CW; eight grandchildren, Jackie King Hernandez, and her husband Joe, Jessie King, Jason King and his wife Emily, Katy Cooke, Haley Cooke and Jack Cooke, and his significant other, Cierra, Trey Cooke and Grady Cooke; five great grandchildren, Taylor Brooks, Brooklyn Hernandez, Jackson Livesay, Annaleigh Cooke, and Brantley Cooke; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends, Robert and Bobbi King, and Marie Bohanon and family.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Taylor Latham officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel – handled the arrangements for the Cooke family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting