Decoy Cook

Pelham, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Dec 2011 (aged 100)
Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 83210589 · View Source
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Decoy Cook, 100, died December 27, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born October 29, 1911 to the late Will and Nancy Cook in Pelham, Texas.

Mr. Cook was a resident of Pine Bluff for more than seven decades. He was a compassionate and caring individual. He always tried to help others with the limited resources available to him. He genuinely cared for his immediate and extended family. He saw to it that his children received adequate education to become productive citizens. They all graduated from high school and attended college.

He confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at the Free Will Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas. He united with the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in 1945 under the leadership of the late Rev. P.H. Henderson. He was an active member of the church until his health deteriorated. He served as a Sunday school teacher of the adult's men class and sang in the sanctuary choir.

Decoy Cook was united in Holy Matrimony to Jessie Mae Evans on January 3, 1940. To this union the couple was blessed with five children.

He is the sole survivor of the late Will and Nancy Cook. He was also preceded in death by his wife, son, Artis Cook, and daughter, Doretha Cook Geiggar. He is survived by two superb sons, James Cook and Lawrence (Juanita) Cook of Pine Bluff, and two devoted daughters, Edna Adams and Wanda Steward of Pine Bluff, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren, four sister-in-laws- Geneva Eatmon and Future Thomas of Pine Bluff, Ethel Richards of Detroit, Michigan, Georgia Lee Evans of Houston, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2012, at P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 2, 2012, at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Adams officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden.

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  • Created by: Steve & Mary Olive
  • Added: 9 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83210589
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Decoy Cook (29 Oct 1911–27 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83210589, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Steve & Mary Olive (contributor 47399820) .