Esther Wilma Smith Cook

Published 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mrs. Esther Wilma Smith Cook, 90, died on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Autumn Care in Mocksville.

She was born in Lee County, July 1, 1925 to Marvin Edgar Smith and Otis Lee Womble Smith. She was a member at First Baptist Church in Mocksville for more than 50 years. She enjoyed taking trips with her church (Young at Heart) and visiting nursing homes. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Davie County for many years and was known in the community for her beautiful roses she enjoyed growing and sharing with friends and neighbors.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Samuel “Sam” Thomas Cook Sr.; 4 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Survivors: 4 children, Samuel Thomas “Tommy” Cook Jr. and wife Gayle of Winston-Salem, Terry Ray Cook and wife Sheila of Westfield, Teresa Cook Bumgarner and husband James and Tony Marvin Cook and wife Lynn, all of Mocksville; 6 grandchildren, McKenzie, Kimberly, Kelly, Brook, Alicia and Ashley; 5 step-grandchildren, Christy, Kenny, A.J., Courtney and Corey; 2 sisters, Ollie Cox and Lucy Kelly, both of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mocksville by the Rev. Shane Nixon. Burial will follow in the Rose Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from noon-1:30.

Memorials: First Baptist Bus Fund, 412 N. Main St., Mocksville,; or Meals on Wheels Davie c/o Davie Senior Services, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville.