Ada Alberta Cook
Ada Alberta Cook
  • February 21, 1926 - September 25, 2017
  • North Little Roc, Arkansas

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February 21, 1926 – September 25, 2017

Ada A. Cook, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday morning September 25 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Ada was born in Erwin, Tennessee, the daughter of Pleasant Lionel Willoughby and Roxie Mae Foster. A long-term resident of Huntsville and Rogersville, Ada lived the last years of her life in North Little Rock to be closer to her family.

Ada is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years William H. (Billy) Cook and her brother Paul Willoughby. She is survived by her sister, Thelma Ward, two sons, Glenn Cook and Dennis Cook; her daughters, Janice Dean, Jane Tidwell, Nancy Linsey; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. Ada loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and always sent reminders of her love through the mail with cards, letters, and trinkets.

For over 20 years Ada served as a Girl Scout Brownie Troop Leader in Huntsville where she held meetings and events in her home. Ada loved to sing and was a member of church choirs at Holmes Street United Methodist Church (Huntsville), Rogersville United Methodist Church, and Florence First United Methodist Church. As a devoted, faithful, and lifelong Methodist, Ada served as a District President for the United Methodist Women in North Alabama. Ada and her husband Billy sponsored many adults on Emmaus Christian Walks year after year throughout North Alabama. Ada Cook was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her!

You may visit with the family at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM. A Funeral service conducted by Reverend Robert Lancaster (UMC Rogersville) and Reverend Brandon Lazarre (UMC Pell City) will commence at 2:00PM in Valhalla’s Chapel. The interment will immediately follow in the Gethsemane section of Valhalla Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Rogersville UMC and designated for either UM Women or for Emmaus. Please sign her guest registry at