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April 27, 1932 February 3, 2019
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Obituary for WILLIE MAE COOK

Willie Mae Cook, affectionately known as Mother, Mama, Mae, Grandma,
Grams, Nan Nu, Ms. Millie, and her husband's Big Tiger, was born
on April 27, 1932, to the late Warren and Emma Chase Brown of Calvert
County, Maryland. The Lord called her to His Heavenly garden on
Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma
Park, Maryland surrounded by her lovingly family.

She was educated in the Calvert County Public School System. Willie
Mae met and married Irving Lester Cook Jr. on February 18, 1956, and
they were blessed with 63 years of marriage. From this union, six children
were born. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law,
grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend.

At an early age, Willie Mae accepted Christ and became a member of
Patuxent United Methodist Church in Huntingtown. While there she
was crowned the Queen at the King and Queen Rally. She was a member
of the Senior Choir and other ministries. She enjoyed singing so
much that she joined the Wayward Travelers Gospel Group and later
joined the Gospel Trio. They traveled many highways singing the Gospel.
She loved listening to gospel music. Some of her favorite artists
were Lee Williams, Rev. F.C. Barnes, Shirley Caesar, Luther Barnes,
and the Gospel 4.

In 1979, Willie Mae was baptized in the Name of Jesus at the Bethel
Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown under the leadership of the
late Bishop Jacob Green.

For many years outside of the home, Willie Mae did domestic work.
She also drove many people to different destinations.

Willie Mae was famously known for raising turkeys and assisting with
the hogs. Every year, she raised over 250 turkeys and always gave them
away. Her turkeys were so large that she was featured in the Calvert
County newspaper. From 1958 to 1979, Calvert County schools took
students on field trips to the Cook Farm to view the "turkeys."

During her spare time, Willie Mae enjoyed gardening, planting flowers,
entertaining with family and friends, and especially cooking plenty of
pork chops. She looked forward to holidays and the Annual Family
and Friends Cookouts. At this event, she always made sure she cooked
her children's favorite foods. She loved horses so much that she had a
showroom displaying items such as western jackets, hats, boots, horse
pictures, and figurines.

Trigger and Sundance were her horses, and she loved to see the young
people riding them.

Some considered her a fashionista because she also took great pleasure
in dressing stylish and wearing fancy hats. She also enjoyed selecting
her husband and son's attire for outings. Willie Mae was preceded in
death by her parents and her nine siblings: three grandchildren: Donta
Cook, Mykeisha Hawkins, and Sheaneea Cook.

She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Irving Jr., children:
Clinton (Roxanne), Claudette, Novonne, Alicia (Jeffrey), Ardeane
Sr., Maurell (Gina), Harry (Barbara) and Earl (Debbie); brother
Joseph Brown (Glenda); grandchildren: Sharonell Cook, Latoya Nguyen
(Michael), DaTonya Riley, Keisha Butler (Jessie), Ardeane Jr.,
Trakera, Maurell, Brandon, Sheldon Spriggs, Sydney, Skylar and Kennedy
Spriggs, Harry Cook Jr., Enjoli Cooke, Alexis Cooke Jones, Preston
Jones, Yolanda, Earl Jr., and Jeaneea Shareata Cook; greatgrandchildren:
Deyana, Jamoh, Shakori, Elaina, and Maurell Cook
Jr., Mia Nguyen, Evan, Braydon, and Grayson Butler, Tatiana Holland,
Chardenae Butler, Ai-Keyua, U-Nique and Elijah Elliott, Dajaun,
Jaquil, Jayla, Jonae, and Brandon Sherrell Jr.; adopted sister Lucille
James; God children: Tasheka Green, Carlos, Sharon, and Kaitlin
Boone, and Carolyn Watkins; best friends: Lucille Offer, Sharon
Wedge, Mildred Bailey, Della Reeae Harvey, Sarah Taylor, Becky
Randall, and Mr. and Mrs. William Hall; many adopted children:
John and Jackie Hawkins, Ruby and Carla Mathews, Douglas Jones,
Dawn Ray, Lingerine Robinson, Linda Jones, and the Bishop family.
Also dear to her heart were Bishop Robert D. Watts, Elder Terry and
Sister Alice Plater, Minister Elsworth and Sister Regina Plater, and Elder
George Spriggs. She also had a host of sisters and brothers-in-law,
nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends.

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Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church

676 Ponds Wood Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

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Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church

676 Ponds Wood Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church
676 Ponds Wood Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

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Sewell Memorial Gardens

134 Tobacco Ridge Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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134 Tobacco Ridge Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

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