|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2013|
Mattie Ree Cook, affectionately known as "Madea", was born September 28, 1924 to the parents of Samuel and Lethia May in Stephens, Alabama. The family relocated to Chickasaw and later to the historic Plateau, Alabama.
Mattie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church. She was a faithful member until her health failed.
Mattie married the love of her life, Roy D. Cook Sr. in 1943. To this union eight children were born: Ruth, Roy Jr. Raymond, Rose, Roberta, Reginald, Ricky and Regina.
Mattie was educated through the Mobile County School District. She was a graduate of the class of 1943 Mobile County Training school.
Mattie Ree departed her life on April 17, 2013 and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cook Sr.; three sons, Roy Jr., Raymond and Reginald Cook; three daughters, Ruth, Rose Cook-Johnson and Regina Cook-Taylor; one grandson, Riccardo Cook and one granddaughter, Rhenda Cook.
Mattie leaves to cherish her beautiful memories her daughter, Roberta (Ralph) Dawson and son, Ricky Cook of Mobile, Alabama; 20 grandchildren (seven devoted grandchildren - Ralph (Dale) Cook of Richmond, CA; Rodney (Kym) Cook of Elk Grove, CA; Renea (Aubry) Williams of San Leandro, CA; Kenyatta Thomas of Las Vegas, NV; Rashida Jacobs, Alonzo Cook and Renee Cook of Mobile, AL); 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; devoted cousin, Marva Brown and three devoted friends, Susie Moore, Davia Lee Prince and Margaret Phelan.
Thank you to the Plateau Community, the staff of Springhill Senior Resident and Southern Care Hospice and a very special thank you to the daughters of Shell Bayou Temple Number 337.
Visitation will be Friday April 26, 2013 from Antioch Baptist Church from 9-11am funeral hour with Rev. Anthony Robinson Pastor and officiating Minister. Interment will follow in the Plateau Cemetery.
Published in the The Mobile Press-Register from April 23 to April 24, 2013
Created by: Monika Cantrell
Record added: Apr 23, 2013
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