Mary Elizabeth Perritt Cooke, 87, of Minden, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Graveside services will be held at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Officiating will be Brian Mercer.
Mary Cooke was born on April 27, 1928. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 70 years and a member of the Gold Star Class and United Methodist Women. She was a graduate of Minden High School and Louisiana Tech University.
She is survived by her daughters, Jan Williams, husband Greg of Benton and Cathy Tomlinson, husband Ralph of Bossier City, grandchildren, Jenny Panettiere, husband Joe, Ashley Chance, husband Tim, McKenzie Holloway, husband Seth, Lauren Townley, husband Chase, Connor Tomlinson, Rachel Diasselliss, and husband John, great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Zoe Panettiere, Townes Chance, Wyatt and Emmeline Townley, Jack, Amelia and Georgia Diasselliss and brother-in-law, Ben Love.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Earle Cooke, her parents, Buren and Elizabeth Perritt and sister, Margaret Love.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Minden, Earl Cooke Music Suite.