Cedric L. Cooke

Published 9:08 am Monday, December 21, 2020

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WOODLAND – Cedric Larry Cooke, age 83, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.

Cedric was born on April 28, 1937 in Hertford County, North Carolina, to the late Claude Ralph Cooke and Vannie Blowe Cooke. He was a truck driver for E.B. Lassiter Lumber Company in Potecasi and retired from NCDOT. He loved playing softball with the Potescasi Possum and Mooring Woodworkers teams. Cedric was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, Cedric was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan C. Joyner; and two sisters, Joyce Ann Cooke and Virginia C. Pearce.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 62 years, Louise V. Cooke; his daughter, Betsy C. Davis and husband Phil; grandchildren, Jarrett Parker and wife Amy, Ashley Parker, Ryan Davis and Dale Davis, four great-grandchildren, Aliah Parker, Destiny Woodley, Wade Parker and Dottie Parker; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family celebration of life graveside service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at the Potecasi Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodland, NC, with Gattis Hodges speaking.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Forest Rest Home, 3277 NC Hwy. 35, Potecasi, NC 27867 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/search fund, type: Cedric Cooke.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cooke family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.