Jeanette ‘Aunt Dumpy’ Atkins Cook

Published 10:01 am Monday, July 8, 2024

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Mrs. Jeanette (Aunt Dumpy) Atkins Cook, 92, of Mocksville, also known as “The Goat Lady”, died at her home on Saturday, July 6, 2024 which was always her desire.

She was born Dec. 29, 1931 in Forsyth County to Quinton and Mary Seal Atkins. She was a charter member of Advance VFW Post 8719 Ladies Auxiliary. Jeanette ran a commercial goat dairy for many years and later went to public work at Carolon Company.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Lester “Pete” Cook; 2 brothers, Ray and Harold Atkins and 2 sisters, Aileen Miller and Edna Woody Long.

Surviving are: her daughter, Sonja Cornatzer (Billy); 2 brothers, David Atkins and Danny Atkins (Carol); 2 special nieces, Michelle Allen and Susan Warner; and she helped raise a special great niece, Liza Jane and a special great nephew, Sam Warner.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Rev. Bonita Quandt officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Memorials: Bixby Presbyterian, 1806 Fork-Bixby Road, Advance NC 27006; or to the donor’s choice.

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