Mary Lula Cook

Published 12:41 pm Monday, March 27, 2023

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Miss Mary Lula Cook, 77, of Advance, died Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Davie Nursing & Rehab in Mocksville.

She was born Sept.1, 1945 in Davie County to the late Willie Z. Cook Sr. and Ethel Sofley Cook.  Lula graduated from Davie High School in 1963, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Draughon’s Business College and began working as a bookkeeper in the Trust Department of North Carolina National Bank. Her 46-year career was spent in the Trust Department, even though the bank itself went through several mergers and name changes, and is presently known as Bank of America. In 1986, Lula was promoted to the position of Vice President and Trust Officer at the bank. She will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity to everyone she met and those in need.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a brother, Willie Z. “Bill” Cook Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Rachel Mock Cook.

Survivors include: a sister, Gaynell Cook; niece, Jane Beaver (Paul); great-niece, Katie Parsley (Brad); great-nephew, Christopher Beaver (Hollie); great-great-nieces, Lena, Clara and Anna Parsley; special cousin, Anne White (David); and several close cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Bob O’Keef officiating. Friends are invited to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 28, from noon-6 p.m., to pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, please considered memorials to: Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028 – Memo: Willie & Ethel Cook; or Davie County Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund; or the Advocacy Center, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 261 S. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028.

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