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“Gina, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Beth (Sheedy) Rickards - Memphis, TN

“Harvey, sorry for your loss. Your cousin Eddie ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Eddie Simon - Whiteland, IN


Glenda Jane Cook, 79, passed away on Tuesday April 13, 2021 while in the hospital in Memphis, TN. She was born on February 21, 1942 in the Simpson Community outside of Weir, MS in Choctaw County, MS to Milton Dean and Avonell (Hall) Dean. She was the third of their five children.

She was a graduate of Weir High School and Holmes Junior College. She was employed for five years with the Choctaw School System. She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and loving wife to Harvey and mother to Steve Cook and Gina Moore (Cook). As a mother, she spent much time sewing clothes for her daughter during her daughter's childhood, teenage, and college years. She truly enjoyed sewing and was gifted in this area. She also enjoyed cooking and always had homemade meals prepared for her family. She also welcomes her children's teenage friends to meals and sleep over parties. Several of those friends spent the night on a regular basis. Sewing, cooking, and extending hospitality were truly her gifts and she used those to the best of her ability. The door was always open and she touched the lives of many during this time.

She was an active member of Weir Baptist Church and taught preschool Sunday School for all the years her children were at home, and she was also a member of the choir during this time. After her children, she spent time working as a substitute teacher for Weir School. In the later years of her life, she enjoyed spending time with her two granddaughters, Olivia and Ashley Moore. She loved having them spend the night, and she always had chicken and dumplings ready for them.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM, at Weir Baptist Church in Weir, MS with Rev. Jarod Busby and Rev. Mark Mayo officiating. The burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery in the Simpson Community of Weir, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Weir Baptist Church at 1:00 PM prior to the service. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman is in charge of all arrangements.

Jane is survived by Harvey Cook, her husband of fifty-nine years, her son Steve Cook of Plano, TX, her daughter Gina Moor (Cook), son-in-law Kevin Moore, and two granddaughters, Olivia and Ashley Moore all of Starkville, MS. She is also survived by a brother, Johnny Dean and sister-in-law, Beth Dean of Calhoun City, MS, her sister, Joyce Cupit (Dean) of Knoxville, TN, and brother, Jerry Dean and sister-in-law, Myra Dean of Vicksburg, MS, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Bonnie Nelson of Huntsville, AL. In addition, she is survived by three nieces and five nephews and their spouses and four great nieces and five great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her oldest sister, who passed away a few days after birth.

Memorials for Mrs. Cook may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Funeral Home
Coleman Funeral Home
9150 Highway 12 E Ackerman, MS 39735
Tel. (662) 285-6628

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