Roy Lee ‘Cookie’ Pelote

Published 10:34 am Sunday, August 30, 2015

Roy Lee “Cookie,” Pelote of Mocksville died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 14, 1954 to the late Lee and Louise Williams. He graduated from P.S. 226 High School in Brooklyn. He worked at a Chevrolet dealership in New York, and later moved to Aberdeen, Md., where he worked at Hinder Ford Company. He moved to Virginia Beach, where he worked for Holland Road Auto Center. For the past 15 years, he had lived in North Carolina, and worked for Bob Lyles Auto Shop in Mocksville. On Dec. 4, 2001, he married Toni Williams. He loved working on cars, and would do his customers a favor.

Survivors: his wife, Toni Pelote of the home; 6 children, Roy Lee (Stephanie) Pelote II, Charell Williams, Nikiea Williams, La-Gena Cody, Floyd Cody, and Tony Cody; 21 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers, Donald Williams, Ronald Williams, Christopher Williams, Jerome Pelote, Jeffrey Pelote, and Leonard Williams; an aunt, Magalene Pelote; other relatives and friends.

His funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Graham Funeral Home. The family received friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.